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