RISTORANTE CUSIRITATI PANAREA

A PLACE OF THE HEART,
OF THE FAMILY, OF TASTE

Forming a multi-faceted team are three generations of women, undisputed rulers of the Panarea restaurant which guests have taken to their hearts. These are Federica, Sabrina, Marilena and still first and foremost, grandmama Amelia.

A woman's love for her husband, and his for her, was the spark that started it all. Amelia cooked the fish which her husband Pino brought to shore from his morning's fishing. This was in 1970, 50 years ago, and in the kitchen now there's Marilena, Amelia and Pino's daughter-in-law, and in the dining room, Federica and Sabrina, their nieces. There’s more for you to discover...

AMELIA AND PINO
THE STORY OF A GREAT LOVE

The slow, steady passage of time is what really drives the work at Cusiritati, where it is tradition that rules life, alongside the creation of the essential daily spirit. Over its fifty years of life, Cusiritati has settled into being an evocative, fascinating place, without parallel, preserving its integrity by careful and refined choices, aimed at staying as faithful as possible to the initial notion of Pino and Amelia, passing on their love for these places to their family, their love of a happy home kitchen, and making hospitality a distinctive feature to create a magnetic attraction for the visitor.

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Cusiritati
a kitchen of memories and tradition

In this place, which is more than a simple restaurant, guests and friends, wayfarers changing over the decades, children who used to come to Cusiritati, all return as adults with their own children, still finding the restaurant a place of real, total pleasure, enjoying times of wellbeing, and a kitchen which arouses memories and offers prospects which stretch ahead, like the setting sun. And this is when guests can enjoy their aperitif on the terrace, a period reserved only to those who have pre-booked dinner. This is why the Cusiritati restaurant in Panarea is an enchanting place, of pleasure for the palate, of essential flavour and substance for those who wish to wander and to be cradled by the sea, listening to the lapping of the waves, and forgetting everywhere else but the heart of Panarea!

Federica, Sabrina, Marilena

As you cross the magic threshold of the Cusiritati restaurant in Panarea, Federica is the first person you meet. It is she who steers Cusiritati with her sister Sabrina, along with mum Marilena, hardly twenty years older than her. Obviously, not forgetting the moment you encounter grandmama Amelia, who is the beacon guiding the choices made, and whose recipes stay in the mind, such as the caper salad vinaigrette, always considered a must, so unusual and special is it, sometimes even offered as a welcoming dish for the guests wanting to explore the house kitchen. It is an unrepeatable, unique dish of its kind!

Federica Sulfaro

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Marilena Merlino

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Sabrina Sulfaro

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THE CUSIRITATI FAMILY

At Cusiritati, the beating heart is essentially a female one. A handful of women built up the restaurant's identity: Amelia, Marilena, Federica and Sabrina.
Both the restaurant and kitchen teams are also mainly female, and the atmosphere is governed by the fathomless life force of nature on the island of Panarea.

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