The Cantuccio is a lovely trattoria in Castiglione della Pescaia. Only a few minutes away from Punta Ala, it is known for its seafood dishes and homemade pasta.
The owner, Manuela, personally welcomes customers, with daily specials that vary depending on the season and the daily catch.
Specialties of the house are undoubtedly the pasta dishes, such as the Pici al Gran Misto Mare [Hand-rolled pasta with seafood] or Tortelli al Ripieno di Pesce [Fish tortelli].
Main courses include grilled, oven-baked, fried or salt-crusted fish, but the signature dish is the Caciucco senza spine [Spineless Caciucco], a savoury fish soup served with crispy bruscetta.
In keeping with Maremma tradition, meat dishes also feature on the menu, with side dishes of vegetables that are almost exclusively grown in the trattoria’s vegetable garden.
The wine cellar stocks a selection of predominantly local wines at a good price / quality ratio.