The love of food couldn’t be more apparent than at Naples’ Palazzo Petrucci. Chef Lino Scarallo, is from nearby Avellino and his mission is to create fine Neapolitan nouvelle cuisine from the excellent ingredients that abound in the region. Gallery tables allow diners to observe Scarallo and his staff creating the regularly changing menu of dishes such as courgette soup,
raw prawns with mozzarella, paccheri (big tubes of pasta) with ragu, or linguine with clams, all served up with a twist. For the indecisive, the degustazione menu is recommended. Set in renovated stables, Palazzo Petrucci’s credentials are unquestionably classy.