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Naples, Veritas restaurant
Stefano Giancotti and Rosaria Galdiero
by Marina Alaimo
Stefano Giancotti and Rosaria Galdiero's Veritas is a restaurant for gourmets with a strong Neapolitan imprint. It isn't a wine bar anymore. Now the style is minimalist and elegant and its liveliness makes it very cosy. It is located on Corso Vittorio Emanuele in Naples, the longest way in the city, built in the nineteenth century to connect the splendid hills of Vomero when they still were an enchanting place before Achille Lauro covered them with cement. Up till now when you go from Corso Vittorio Emanuele to the Vomero neighbourhood you can enjoy a breathtaking view over Naples. Veritas is a landmark thanks to its innovative and light cuisine.
Lightness is the guiding thread which carachterizes not only the dishes prepared by the chef Gianluca D'Agostino but also the furnishings, the welcome style, the atmosphere and even the prices. All the dishes are the ones of the Neapolitan tradition and they make us remember that Naples has an important food culture and was a prestigious European capital. Of course there is above all seafood paired with vegetables. The recipes have an innovative and lively touch.
The chef Gianluca D'Agostino and the head waiter Pasquale Marzano
The traditional escarole with black olives and pine nuts was paired with the steamed cod and black truffle.
Escarole with black olives and pine nuts, steamed cod and black truffle
The following starter included traditional and simple products which aren't usually mixed but Gianluca is able to blend in a very good way: anchovies, buffalo mozzarella and broccoli from Vesuvius on tomato water and oil with scents of toasted hazelnuts.
Anchovies, buffalo mozzarella and broccoli from Vesuvius on tomato water and oil with scents of toasted hazelnuts
The blanched calamari with spinach, ricotta and Sichuan pepper was a delicious dish.
Blanched calamari with spinach, ricotta and Sichuan pepper
Pasta with creamed Roman broccoli, tattlers and lard
Then I had the typical octopus in tomato sauce with a light touch of turmeric.
Octopus in tomato sauce with turmeric
The dessert was very simple: soft fruit with white chocolate, yoghurt with scents of orange peel, cooked Aglianico wine sauce and puff pastry crumbs.
White chocolate, yoghurt and lemon peels with soft fruit, cooked Aglianico wine sauce and puff pastry crumbs.
A corner of the room
Another view of the room
Open only at dinnertime from Mondays to Saturdays. Open only at lunchtime on Sundays. Closed on Mondays.
Corso Vittorio Emanuele 141. Phone +39 081 660585 www.veritasrestaurant.it
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