Cracked Black Pepper @ PEPENERO

Last night was an adult dinner out, I say an adult dinner out because we all decided to leave children and dogs at home. We went to a place in Cupra Marittima Alta called Osteria Pepe Nero Cupra Marittima.

I got the times confused we arrived a half an hour early, 9pm instead of 9:30pm, so we decided to have a walk around the village that is actually a medieval castle to pass the time. I was here exploring this village back in February of this year and there was lots of earthquake damage, I am happy to report that this jewel of a village high on top of a hilltop has regenerated itself.

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Corners full of plants.

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Gated door

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Padre Pio

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Down there is Cupra Marittima mare.

Now, lets go find our restaurant, in the dark, we started to see signs.

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The kitty cat pointed us to a hidden sign.

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Then down this steep cobblestone way.

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Ahhhhhhh here we are.

The restaurant inside looks like a cellar with the walls full of art and interesting pieces. If the conversation is boring you have lots to look at. Thankfully I am with friends that have many different conversations going on at once.

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The front room and entrance, this place has a cozy setting.

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Down there is the kitchen.

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Down there is a small room with a table for 6.

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Though they do make their own pasta they also use and sell a high-quality dry pasta.

 

Osteria Pepe Nero has a set menu and also you can bring your own wine or whatever you would like to drink, they do have a house wine and supply water.

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The menu of this week.

I must add that we were greeted with a warm welcome by the host Michele Alesiani, we were then shown to our table. We all brought our own wine, the bottles started piling up since this was a double birthday party. Also, the service at Pepe Nero is attentive.

 

 

 

 

I was not able to take a photo of all my dishes but here are a few that I was able to remember to take, the portion sizes are small but there are many so you do get full by the end of the evening.

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Puffed pastry filled with scamorza and veggies

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Tender sliced veal on a bed of chicory.

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Cheers!

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Homemade ice cream with a coffee mouse.

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OOoooOooo Spiced cookies and cook cream cookies.

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Fun Art

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Fun Carvings

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When leaving don’t forget to pick up a business card,  off the iron.

 

 

Well, I must say I had a really wonderful evening with good company a fun setting and delicious food with great service. I recommend trying this unique dining experience.

 

Osteria Pepe Nero
Via Castello
A Cupra Marittina Alta (Ascoli Piceno)
Phone: + 39.335.6115534 / 327.2334659. Always call first
Open only in the evening except Sunday for lunch in the autumn / spring months.
Fixed price with wine included 27,50 euro.
Attention: there is no cellar, so feel free to bring wine from home.

There is no website but there is a facebook page:

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