Osteria della Cipolla Rossa is not a restaurant.

With Osteria della Cipolla Rossa we re-propose the old Tropean tavern where we used to go, bringing something to eat, to drink a glass of wine.
Today, unlike a long time ago , you won't have to bring anything: just tell us that we can cook for you.
Every morning we look at what the market of the day has to offer. We don't buy anything but we publish on our website two or three (2 or 3) dishes , to be paired with our wines, that we would like to cook.
Only for those who want to try to understand the essence of our land.
But Osteria della Cipolla Rossa is not only this: it is much more.
It is a new eco-sustainable food model for the maximum well-being of man and the environment.
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The tavern.

Osteria della Cipolla Rossa is a special place. Before booking, we invite you to read a brief explanation of what Osteria della Cipolla Rossa is:

 - based on the market of the day but without buying anything we think of a few dishes (2/4), to match our wines, that we would like to cook; 

-we therefore publish, on this website, the "Proposal of the day" with the relative price (the related prices) ;

- the "Proposal of the day" is made up of wines, dishes (the "Taste of poverty") that we would like to cook and the cultural/scientific elements (history, traditions; geography, food products, cuisine, etc. of Tropea and its territory ) which form an integral part of it;                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      -  to the "Proposal of the day", which may not be to your liking, there is no alternative and therefore only after having read it can the customer confirm any reservation (reservation is mandatory);

- the reservation (subject to availability) can only be made by email (with indication of the telephone number) and only for the current month (starting from the first day of a given month, it is possible to book for any day of the same month);

- on the day of the dinner, after checking the "Proposal of the day" and the relative price (the related prices), the customer must make the definitive confirmation of the reservation which must be done by email and by 9.00 a.m. ;

- for wines, foods and amounts of a certain importance, booking and final confirmation must be made at the facility;

- having taken charge of the definitive confirmation of the reservation, we do the shopping of the ingredients and cook it in such a way that it is ready for the agreed time;

- if the "Proposal of the day" is not confirmed by 9.00 am on the day of the dinner, the reservation is considered cancelled;

 - there is also the "Carrellino del giorno": our selection of wines in addition to those of the Proposal of the day ;

- wine and water are the only drinks we offer; 

- it is not possible to cook anything other than the dishes of the "Proposal of the day" ; 

- the CUISINE is VEGETARIAN (sometimes poor fish), it is inspired by tradition and when it is in season it has the red Tropea onion as the protagonist;

we do not use refrigerators, freezers and technological equipment in general: everything is prepared in an artisanal way and must be disposed of within the day to have maximum freshness, authenticity and flavour; 

- especially for the above, the dishes and wines offered are in quantity and limited varieties: approximately 2/4 varieties of food and 4/6 varieties of wines (the quantity depends on the times and difficulty of the preparation); 

- the dishes and wines of the "Proposal of the day" are, in general, different every day from those of the previous day; 

- there are 2 tables (of four seats each), we cook for very few people (max 6 at the same time) and the reservation is mandatory ;

- the ingredients are chosen on the basis of criteria of authenticity and respect for the environment; everything offered is handcrafted;

- our mission can be summarized as follows: "a healthy environment for real food for the emotion of a healthy man" 

- to combat waste and keep the environment healthy, we ask you to change your cutlery and glasses as little as possible, thank you;

- Osteria della Cipolla Rossa is not a luxury place but something very simple that takes away form to give substance;

- Osteria della Cipolla Rossa has recently changed its location which is now almost on the beach where once there was a beautiful onion field, the room is outdoors and we are still in the process of modernization and renovation;