Campodimele in South Lazio Italy

Local Produce and Typical Dishes of Campodimele

Campodimele’s rich fertile soil has meant that the local economy has always been based on agriculture. The village’s name is derived from Campus Mellis as the village was once renowned for its production of honey. The cicerchia (an unusual type of grass pea) a type of chickpea / pulse that was widely used during Roman times is a common ingredient in the typical dishes of Campodimele. Other items of local produce include beans, sweet cornetto peppers, mushrooms, marzolino goats cheese, baby goat, wild boar, homemade bread, olives and olive oil.

Local delicacies include Ciammotte (snails flavoured with mint and other herbs),  Zuppa di Fave – broad bean soup and Zuppa di Cicerchia – chickpea soup and Laina e Fagiole.   

Laina is a handmade pasta which is made with wheat flour, water and a pinch of salt, without the addition of eggs. The dough must be worked vigorously to obtain a uniform mass and then rolled out thinly. This is then covered with a thin layer of flour and allowed to stand for a few minutes. Then it is then rolled up and then cut into uneven strips. It is typically served with a sauce containing fagiole beans or chickpeas.

Laina handmade pasta of Campodimele Italy
Laina e Fagiole from the Casareccia Campodimele Italy
Ciammotte Snails in herb sauce from Campodimele Italy

We would  highly  recommend   the   rustic restaurant La Casareccia in the lower Taverna district of Campodimele, where Maria is passionate about cooking many of the traditional authentic dishes of this beautiful region using fresh wholesome locally sourced produce.

The Casareccia in Taverna Campodimele Latina Italy
Casareccia-Taverna-Campodimele-Italy
Fagioli from the Casareccia Campodimele Italy
Antipasti at the Casareccia in Campodimele Italy
Antipasti at the Casareccia in Campodimele Italy
Antipasti at the Casareccia in Taverna Campodimele Italy
Antipasti Fritters from La Casareccia in Taverna Campodimele Italy
Antipasti from La Casareccia in Taverna Campodimele Italy
Zucchini flower fritters from La Casareccia in Taverna Campodimele Italy
Fagioli from La Casareccia in Taverna Campodimele Italy
Hearty Soup from La Casareccia in Taverna Campodimele Italy
Pasta dish from La Casareccia in Taverna Campodimele Italy
Pasta dish from La Casareccia in Taverna Campodimele Italy
Pasta dish from La Casareccia in Taverna Campodimele Italy
Pasta dish from La Casareccia in Taverna Campodimele Italy
Pasta dish from La Casareccia in Taverna Campodimele Italy
Pasta dish from La Casareccia in Taverna Campodimele Italy
Gnocchi from La Casareccia in Taverna Campodimele Italy

Trattoria e Bar La Casareccia 

Stazione di Servizio Repsol, Taverna 04020 Campodimele, Italy.  Tel:  07715980207

La Casareccia – TripAdvisor