This week I was invited by Mia and Renato to the restaurant NISIDA (Via Giulio Romano 15, near Bocconi University), recently opened by Renato and 2 other partners. While enjoying a great plate of Spaghetti alla Nerano and the original Mozzarella di Bufala, I got to know the interesting story behind the place.
Nisida is originally a small island near Capri, facing the Gulf of Posillipo. It is said that in the sea between Nisida and Capri, once lived the sirens that seduced Ulixes according to the Homeric tradition. Inspired by this fascinating history, NISIDA was born: a neapolitan island in the heart of Milan, a place where the Parthenopean culinary tradition becomes the protagonist with its flavours and colours.
Due to its friendly service and to the simple, but delicious dishes, NISIDA is very well frequented place during lunchtime and by students at dinner. It definitely offers a very valuable alternatives for those people who want to enjoy a true Italian experience and eat genuine food without breaking the bank. In fact, a very abundant plate of Pasta Alla Nerano can be comparable to a pizza in terms of price, but it is nowhere comparable in terms of nutritional value.
Renato also told me about his exciting projects for the future of the restaurant: he is about to launch a new “Rosticceria” service (a takeaway) and also a special dinner offer for only 13€.