AUTHENTIC CUISINE FROM THE CAMPANIA REGION OF ITALY
Italy, like most countries, is diverse in its culture, its cuisine, and its way of life. From Piemonte and Lombardia in the north, to Campania, Calabria and the Island of Sicily in the south, each location is influenced by it’s climate and proximity to the sea and the rich, nutrient soils that harvest an abundance of herbs, vegetables and fruits, all of which are essential to Italian regional cooking.
Southsea can now boast the arrival of a fabulous and authentic, independently owned Italian restaurant that’s influences and inspiration come from the Campania region of Southern Italy.
…Southsea can now boast the arrival of a fabulous and authentic, independently owned Italian restaurant…
…cook everything from scratch and every effort is made to ensure customers experience the flavours, range and diversity of dishes associated from the place they call ‘home’
Maria Laszlo – General Manager & Claudio Maresca – Proprietor of Don Claudio Ristorante, are passionate about food and want customers to experience the real taste and flavours of their home region. Claudio, a chef himself, works closely with head chef Fortunato Cappiello who is a native of San Giorgio, Napoli. Both work together in the kitchen, lovingly producing a selection of dishes associated with Campania and also popular Italian Classics – pizza being a particular favourite at Don Claudio.
They cook everything from scratch and every effort is made to ensure customers experience the flavours, range and diversity of dishes associated from the place they call ‘home’. The chefs are immensely proud of their imported succulent tomatoes (pomodori) and also the over sized sweet lemons, the key ingredient to the very popular limoncello – an essential after dinner liqueur.
Other produce is sourced from various locations, with seafood from Portsmouth Fish Market, meats from local butchers and from Italy, and fruit, vegetables, cheeses, cured meats and wine all from Campania and other locations around Italy. Don Claudio is open daily 7 days a week for lunch and dinner with daily specials and a lunch time offer on any pasta or pizza for £10. Both chefs warmly welcome requests for dishes both on and off the menu and are always happy to make recommendations.
…with seafood from Portsmouth Fish Market, meats from local butchers and from Italy, and fruit, vegetables, cheeses, cured meats and wine all from Campania…
…coffee, homemade ice cream and mouth watering sweets and desserts…
Italian roast coffee, homemade ice cream and mouth watering sweets and desserts are further complemented with a heart warming repertoire of Italian music creating what is without doubt a great dining experience in Southsea. Informal Italian dining in a family setting.
15 Jubilee Terrace, Southsea PO5 3AS
Monday to Sataturday for lunch & dinner and Sunday for lunch only.
Telephone: 023 9282 2200
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