At 13:30, we arrived at our lunch destination, Ristorante Da Tonino. We were thirsty and hungry after our uphill trek to this slightly secluded location. Chef Salvatore Aprea more than satisfied our needs.
There were matching window boxes on each side of the entrance. One held bottles of available wine options. The other held a shrine dedicated to the Madonna.
There were indoor tables and additional seating outside on the covered veranda.
We started with a lobster ceviche, marinated raw fish. Presentation was casual, sometimes using short glasses or jelly jar style containers, but the blends and tastes would satisfy even royalty.
Fettuccine and shrimp with a white cheese "froth" and basil sauce.
An oh-so tasty cappuccino flan with chocolate sprinkles for dessert.
After a leisure and lip-smacking meal, we wobbled out the door. On the way, we took a quick side trip to the wine cellar. Here are just a few of the 20,000 bottles of wine and 300 bottles of grappa stored here.
All in all the hike up the hill was way worth it. We were not as high as the heavens, but we definitely had eaten like the gods.