Tuesday, September 14, 2010

A Taste of Italy in Argenton Sur Creuse

At the start of the Summer I discovered with delight that a new Pizzeria had opened near my home. What it used to be a shabby café has in no time transformed into a true taste of Italy in the outskirts of Argenton Sur Creuse.

People say that the best advertising a place can have is through word of mouth and that was the case with Cinecitta. In only a week I heard several stories from friends recommending the new pizzeria. Obviously, a lover of good cuisine like me had to go and try this new place, so off we went in a family night out to eat at the new pizzeria.

Much to my surprise when we arrived at 8pm all the tables in the improvised terrace on the street were already taken. So while we waited for a table we met Emilio. Emilio is the Italian cook and owner of this Italian jewel. With the characteristic friendliness of a Southern Italian Emilio greeted us like old friends and invited us to wait for a table to be set for us. We immediately clicked on once we told him that not long ago we had visited his hometown in Calabria, and that was it, we were friends!

The menu at Cinecitta is composed of around twenty different pizzas, a few pasta dishes and three veal dishes. My little princess and I went for a Capri pizza composed of goat’s cheese, fresh cream and honey. My little hooligan chose the old classic Margarita while my husband more adventurously chose a Calzone. The wine list only has a few Italian wines, but they are all very carefully chosen and for around 16€ a bottle you can enjoy a very good Italian wine. The desserts are typical Italian ice creams, and homemade cakes, tiramisu and crème caramel. After our meal we were delighted with our choice and closed the night with a Limoncello. A delicious night on a balmy evening, and all for under 60 euros for 4 people.

We have been back several times after that. Emilio and his girlfriend are always welcoming and their little restaurant is always busy. Not a surprise considering the good quality offered.

To know more about other restaurants in Argenton Sur Creuse you can click here.

Argenton Sur Creuse

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