Taverna del Capitano. Nerano / Massa Lubrense

Taverna del capitano is located right on the lovely beach of Nerano
Taverna del Capitano is located right on the beach of Nerano, one of the loveliest beaches in this part of Campania
The fantastic view from the tables makes the dining which is strongly sea oriented even more memorable
Fantastic view from the tables makes the strongly sea oriented dining experience even more memorable
Mariella Caputo, wonderful lady who is also in charge of the wines, in the fantastic wine cellar
Mariella Caputo, wonderful lady who is in charge of the wines, in the fantastic wine cellar
The dinner started with Horse mackerel polpettone, green beans sauce and palamita mousse
The dinner started with horse mackerel polpettone, green beans sauce and palamita mousse
Delicious home made grissini and crispy bread
Delicious home made grissini and crispy bread
Palamita (cooked on the table on a hot stone from the sea), its liver, black rice and spicy orange
Palamita/bonito (cooked on the table on a hot stone from the sea), its liver, black rice and spicy orange
Shrimps and diplodus, beet sauce and borage, moks of stings of sea urchins
Shrimps and diplodus, beet sauce and borage, moka made with stings of sea urchins
Spaghetti aglio e olio (garlic and oil), cuttlefish and its eggs
Spaghetti aglio e olio (garlic and oil) with cuttlefish and its eggs
Scorpion fish all'acqua pazza, celery and tomato
Scorpion fish all’acqua pazza, celery and tomato …
... served with scorpion fish's head, onion gelee and tomato water
… served with scorpion fish’s head, onion gelee and tomato water
The incredible spaghetti alla Nerano
The delicious spaghetti alla Nerano
Ricotta and pear
Ricotta and pear
The small pastry
The small pastry
Perfumes of the coast
Perfumes of the coast
Piazza delle Sirene 10, 80061 Nerano NA, Italy
Phone: +39 081 808 1028
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Honesty is rarely glittering, it touches us slowly but deeply.

Taverna del Capitano is all about honesty and authenticity. It is a real family restaurant with a Michelin star, located at the sea of Nerano which is also its main source of inspiration. The magician in the kitchen is Alfonso Caputo with his mother Grazia, also Alfonso’s son is already helping them. Front of the house is managed by Alfonso’s sister Mariella, who is also sommelier, and Claudio, her husband, who is in charge as restaurant manager. They are assisted by their daughter. All of them are guided by passion and cordiality which are deeply rooted in the entire family.
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The chefs Grazia and Alfonso with Alfonso's son and two cooks
The chefs Grazia and Alfonso with Alfonso’s son and two cooks
Ingredients they use come from the local farmers, their main ingredients – those from the sea – are delivered more than once a day directly to the pier in front of  the restaurant by fishermen who are fishing specially for Taverna del Capitano (read more about it here). Actually, when enjoying your lunch or dinner you may have the pleasure of watching the fishermen’s boats in front of you!
The dishes at Taverna are bold, pure, real – a journey of flavours created day by day depending on the catch. Alfonso doesn’t follow trends and he is not overwhelmed by his ego – he is humbly and masterfully treating the best local products with a great respect and knowledge creating a cuisine which is one of the most honest and delightful cuisines of the region.  I will never forget the delicious palamita cooked on the hot stone in front of me. Raw inside and lightly burnt outside it exalted all the best of this delicious fish. Spaghetti alla Nerano, a sinfully creamy dish created with zucchini and cheese. And the perfumes of costiera – a journey of citrus fruits which so beautifully concludes the unforgettable meal.
Summer is here, so it’s the right moment to pay a visit to this hidden gem.

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