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May 14, 2018

Cantanapoli seafood restaurant near Cortona

When your travels take you to Cortona, in the valley below is Cantanapoli, a superb seafood restaurant.

Why we recommend Ristorante Pizzeria Cantanapoli

It’s unusual to find excellent seafood this far inland, therefore this restaurant owned by 2 Neapolitan brothers should be on every seafood lover’s list. 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 grilled and fried mixed seafood platter for the main course, which made this into a huge feast! But this left no room for dessert …

More about Cantanapoli

The house white wine was perfect and inexpensive, and the whole 3-course meal with mineral water and coffee came to about 60 euros a head (in 2018). Really good value for such high quality food. I didn’t even look at the pizza menu, since good pizza is so easy to find anywhere in Italy. Service was friendly and efficient, the menu has English translation. The setting was most pleasant in one of their two well furnished dining rooms. You MUST make a reservation, this place is far too popular to get a table without booking in advance.

How to find Cantanapoli

Since Cortona is on everyone’s radar, this place is easy to find in the valley below. Located at a roadside hamlet just north of Camucia, Cantanapoli has signs on the main road, the SS 71. Park your car up front and down the side street. Address: Località Le Piagge, 33, 52044 Cortona AR. Tel: +30 0575 62996, email:

Open for lunch and dinner 6 days a week, closed on Mondays.

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