For those looking for a chic and exclusive environment, Cantina la Barbera is an essential stop. First thing to explain, the name: despite being a winery, Barbera does not refer to the famous wine, but to the name of the ancient building that houses the place, named after Carlo La Barbera. The rooms are two: a cool cellar with thick tuff walls on the lower floor and a historic apartment with handcrafted furnishings and exposed vaults on the upper floor. Last pearl, the small outdoor garden with vine pergola and herbarium of aromatic plants!
The dishes offered, rigorously based on meat, are many and treated in detail. Great attention is paid to the selection of suppliers in order to guarantee authenticity and taste to the final customer: for which the flours with which the homemade bread is prepared are from Molino Quaglia which still grinds them in stone, the tomatoes come from the slopes of Vesuvius and potatoes from Avezzano. What about the cold cuts, supplied by a well-known black pig farmer from Caserta. The wine list is also noteworthy: being a winery, you will not be disappointed here too! Prices?
There really is something for all budgets, since the extensive menu includes both extremely refined dishes and more affordable recipes, such as burgers, bruschetta and a platter of cheeses and cold cuts. The first courses are also delicious, inspired by local cuisine: not to be missed, ziti with Genoese sauce or paccheri with yellow tomatoes from Vesuvius! Open from 6pm for an evening aperitif.