Dinner at the Ancient Villa Elvira

While in Naples, I went to dinner at a restaurant that not only had an amazing menu, but also an amazing history. In 2011, an ancient crypt and a part of a Roman house just outside of Pozuolli required conservation. The answer came in the form of a glass floored restaurant built atop the archaeological site and encorporating the surviving structure of the Roman house. I have to apologive for the poor quality of the photos because I was not prepared for such an extraordinary dinner and only had my phone on hand. However, here are the photos of the multi-course dinner and the crypt which the manager of the restaurant gave us a personal tour of before dessert.

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If you show up before 8 at an Italian restaurant, you will probably have the entire place to yourself. This also means you get the pick of the tables 😀
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The crypts date back to 2000 years before Christ
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Bruschetta

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Eggplant Parmesian
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Fresh Oysters
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Clam Pasta
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Lobster and Tomato Pasta
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Parts of the Roman ruins built on top of the crypts are now used as a wine cellar.
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The serviving frescos are 2000 years old and still vibrant.
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Some of the crypts are very deep as a result of being used for hundreds or thousands of years.
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Tiramisu
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Lemoncello cake on a lemon biscuit
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A brick of Italian Dark Chocolate for post dessert savouring.
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