But at night? Never. That may be why my latest visit to Vietri seemed a little surreal. Cold, a light drizzle, semi deserted...fantastic. Almost as fantastic as the sharp colorful contrast that hit me immediately as Annabella D'Elia opened the door and invited me into Ristorante Evu'...
Evu...a small ristorante packed with colors, calore, and smiles. A young restaurant with an eager enthusiastic staff led by Riccardo Faggiano, his two chefs; Michele De Martino and Saverio Di Domenico, and a dining room staff with his fiance' Annabella and his mom Anna Borriello. So what was it that made me feel so comfortable right away. The Christmas decorations? The interior decor? The benvenuto glass of DUBL spumante Feudi de San Gregorio as I made my way to my seat? Well, Persi nel gusto is what is written on the Evu's door...loosely translated as lost in flavor, lost in taste...I was ready to 'get lost'.
Get lost in a various appetizers taken from an antipasta menu that changes weekly...
|Red shrimp with an onion ring (ramata di montoro) and a sweet and sour sauce on the side....|
|Grilled squid with potatoes, green olives, capers, and raisins...|
|Anchovy parmigiana with a San Marzano tomato sauce...|
|Green pepper stuffed with squid and aromatic breadcrumbs. Topped with a buffalo cheese fondue...|
I was ready to 'get lost' for awhile with the ragazzi in the cucina as they cooked for what was now a jam packed dining groom...
|Linguine with frutta di mare...|
|Paccheri with frutta di mare|
Then maybe just a taste right after he plated it up...
I was ready to 'get lost' with a couple of items from the dessert menu.
|Annabella, Riccardo, Anna, Michele, and Saverio|
Via Diego Taiani 1
Vietri Sul Mare (Sa)
089 210 237