The typical dishes of Procida
As in Ischia, Procida cuisine also maintains a culinary tradition with strong and rooted characteristics. The sea guarantees fresh fish every day, but there are also lemons and rabbits, fed with natural foods such as lemon leaves, vine wood and grass, which are the basis of delicious land dishes.
Procida’s lemons are called “bread lemons“, large and sweet, they are used for the preparation of the famous lemon salad with mint, oil and salt and for the “lingua di bue“, a puff pastry cake filled with lemon cream.
The seafood dishes not to be missed are:
- spaghetti with sea urchins, a simple but tasty dish
- spaghetti with Procida’s “cannocchie”, small sea cicadas
- paccheri with squid and green peppers
- Bonito with herbs, a kind of rich tuna for a delicate palate
Where to eat in Procida
To eat fresh fish, we recommend going to the port of Marina Grande, Chiaiolella or Corricella, where several fishing boats arrive every day with seafood and fish caught the same day.
In Marina Grande you can eat near the Marina and at the ferry landing in a very scenic restaurant that makes you seem to get on a sailing ship, called “Albatros”.
Nearby is the “GM Bar” pub, which offers typical and delicious dishes, without spending a fortune: here you can eat the Procida lemon salad, strictly following the original recipe.
The famous trattoria “Da Girone” owned by Ciro and the cuisine of “Crescenzo”, Girone’s brother, are known in Chiaiolella, where you can also taste very refined land-sea combinations.
at the Marina di Corricella there are restaurants with tables arranged directly on the pier and it is possible to eat a delicious dish of ravioli stuffed with ricotta and aubergines with cherry tomatoes and squid, an example is the restaurant “Da Mariano“.
Also in the Marina di Corricella is the spectacular restaurant “Caracalè“, where some scenes of Massimo Troisi’s film “Il postino” were shot. If you are looking for an exclusive place, where you can enjoy the breathtaking view over the bay of Corricella go to the “Lampara”, located on a beautiful terrace overlooking the sea.
For those who want to live an authentic experience, tasting typical dishes, away from the tourist spots and have a beautiful lemon grove as a setting, they can go to the “La Pergola” restaurant in Via Salette in the center of the island.