Il Cuoco Grosse

If you’re ever on the Ionian Sea coast in Sicily, somewhere between Giarre and Taormina, stop at Ristorante Mare Kambo.

The staff there had lots of fun with my very crude Italian.  Basically, as I sat at a table after the lunch rush, they would come by, drop the food off and hang out until I had the pronunciation of each dish correct. Plus the food was fabulous, and fresh.  How fresh? Keep scrolling you’ll see.

The owner and maitre d' of Mare Kambo, outside the front door.

The owner and maitre d’ of Mare Kambo, outside the front door.

The man in the white t-shirt fishing is the chef or Mare Kambo, or Il Cuoco Grosse as the waiters told me.  The man in the dark shirt is the head waiter.

The man in the white t-shirt fishing is the chef or Mare Kambo, or Il Cuoco Grosse as the waiters told me. The man in the dark shirt is the head waiter.

Some more pictures from around the restaurant. I had just landed in Italy and was toying with the camera.

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2 thoughts on “Il Cuoco Grosse

  1. Olivia

    Oh, looks like heaven. I love these photos and the stories of the staff patiently awaiting your correct pronunciation (and no doubt checking out their own pretty view).

    Reply

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