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Canta Napoli seafood restaurant near Cortona

When your travels take you to Cortona, in the valley below is Canta Napoli, a superb seafood restaurant just north of the town called Camucia. We discovered this memorable restaurant in June of 2014. It’s unusual to find excellent seafood this far inland, therefore this restaurant owned by 2 Neapolitan brothers should get every seafood lover’s attention. The shellfish was superb, featured first on the antipasto that we shared as a starter. It had fresh cold octopus salad and several types of cured fish and as soon we finished it, out came the surprise 2nd part; a bowl of steaming clams and mussels! The pasta course was predetermined since we are dedicated to spaghetti alle vongole, and sure enough, sweet and delicious tiny clams piled high on top of hot pasta was a treat to all senses. We even had the main course that was one bite too much for lunch! But the grilled and lightly fried mixed seafood platter was a good way to further explore the menu. The house white wine was perfect and inexpensive, and the whole meal with mineral water and coffee came to about 45 euros a head. Really good value for such high quality food. Service was friendly and efficient, menu has English translation, the setting was most pleasant in one of their two well furnished dining rooms. You MUST call to make a reservation, this place is far too popular to get a table without. Parking up front and down the side street. Located at a roadside hamlet just north of Camucia, see ‘Canta Napoli’ signs on the main road, the SS 71. tel: 0575-62996. GPS 43.272727, 11.972061.

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