International,  Italy,  Travel

Benimia Restaurant, Italy

This summer, we traveled to Italy to visit relatives who live in a small town located on the coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea. When we go, we always travel just a few minutes away to the charming town of Amantea. This time, while on our visit, we were happy to find a familiar face, his name was Salvatore, and we found him in a wonderful Gastronomia and Rosticceria.

We met him several years ago, before Covid, and were happy as could be to find him once again, thriving in his little restaurant. We must have left an impression on him before because he remembered us as well. Who could forget a blonde American Lady who speaks only English, a rare find in the Italian South? He invited us inside for a bite to eat and offered us an off-menu handmade pizza with the freshest ingredients. The dough was rolled out by his wife in the kitchen then she added fresh eggplant, zucchini, and mozzarella cheese along with some other veggies. The pizza was delightful!

As we sat eating, I enjoyed looking at the d├ęcor. I read the words in Italian, and then my husband translated the meaning for me. Benimia means I eat, and I live. Underneath the name, you will find the words la vita e troppo breve pet bere mangiare male, which translates to life is too short to eat and drink bad. On the back wall, two glasses clanking together translate to salute in Italian, which means health.

The photo represents good things going into your body. I just loved this restaurant! It really represents what we blog about, and so when I find a place that represents our ideas here at Savour, I become a little excited about it. You can find this restaurant located at Via Margherita 84, 87032 Amantea, Italy. More info on trip advisor at this link. You can also find them here on Facebook. For more articles on International Cuisine, you can follow Savour on our blog.