Mon 31 May 2021
Local News | Traditional Italian food in Old Town Calpe- El Arco
El Arco- A little bit of Italy in Calpe Old Town.
Here at Jacaranda Spain, we love Italian food! Our mid week soiree this week took us into the centre of the beautiful, Old Town of Calpe. The promenade and the Marina have excellent eateries aplenty, but it is always a pleasure to stroll around the narrow streets of the original town centre and soak up the lovely family atmosphere. Although it is still quiet, post Covid, there was a chilled ambience and the warm early summer evening brought the locals out with their kids.
Parking was a little tricky so, do your research ahead of setting out, especially if you have kids or a wheelchair with you. However, the walk up to the restaurant is a pleasure. Calpe has a unique collection of wall murals giving it an arty feel, there are many small plazas with tapas bars and cafes, decorated with light adorned palm trees. The entrance to the church plaza is through a stone arch and, as it is pedestrianised, it is safe for the kids to run around. The plaza is a delight, the imposing double doors of the church add an authentic Spanish feature and in summer, one can imagine it will be lively.
In the summer you will want to be outside of course but, as it was slightly chilly, we chose a table inside. The decor is cosy with some beautiful design touches, making it feel a bit special. Perfect for a romantic, intimate meal for two, but just as perfect for a more lively celebration dinner. Our starters included Salad of Burrata ( whole Mozzarella with creamy centre) and Vitelo Tonnato (Veal with a tuna salsa), both absolutely delicious and beautifully presented. This place is famous for its pizzas so we ordered pizza Capresse and pizza Del Mar with seafood. It was, honestly, the best pizza we have had for a long time. We finished off sharing a Pannacotta, which was yummy!
The whole evening was fabulous. The service was great, thanks to our excellent head waiter, Remy, who was happy and helpful all night. An iced Limoncello and coffee completed the meal and we meant it when we said "hasta la proxima"! This fab little eatery is firmly on our list of favourites now.
Jacaranda Spain is happy to highly recommend this real Italian restaurant to our friends and future buyers. El Arco Calpe Old Town
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