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Cucina di Casa Recipes

There are some mouth-watering local Caprese dishes that you will rarely find on a restaurant menu in Capri. These are the dishes that are typically cooked in the “casa” by the family for the family and shared around the dinner table for Sunday lunches and special occasions.

Cook like a local Caprese in your kitchen by selecting any of the below recipes.

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Gnocchi Basil Pesto
Homemade potato gnocchi with a Caprese basil pesto
Gluten free option if using gluten free flour/pasta; contains eggs; contains nuts. Total time: 1.25-1.5 hours.
Pizza Monacone
Pastry pie filled with beef meatballs, mozzarella, eggplant, tomatoes and prosciutto
Contains eggs; contains beef/pork. Total time: 1.5-2 hours.
Melanzane Barchetta
Baked eggplant (aubergine) boats filled with capers, cheese, olives and breadcrumbs
Gluten free option if using gluten free bread/breadcrumbs. Total time: 1 hour.
Caprese Insalata di Riso
Refreshing rice salad with tuna, vegetables and cheese
Gluten free; contains eggs. Total time: 40 minutes.
Peperoni Ripieni con Carne
Baked Peppers (capsicum) filled with minced beef and cheese
Gluten free option if using gluten free bread/breadcrumbs; contains eggs; contains beef/pork. Total time: 1 hour.
Spaghetti alla Puttanesca
Spaghetti with anchovies, cherry tomatoes, olives and capers
Gluten free option if using gluten free flour/pasta; dairy free. Total time: 25-30 minutes.
Caprese Caponata
Salad of tomatoes, eggplant, mozzarella, basil, olives and dried bread (friselle)
Vegan option. Total time: 20 minutes.

Ravioli Capresi
Homemade ravioli pasta filled with caciotta, parmesan and marjoram, served with fresh tomato and basil sauce
Contains eggs, gluten free option if using gluten free flour/pasta; vegan option. Total time: 1.5-2 hours.
Spaghetti di Pizza
Fried spaghetti pie with salami, prosciutto and cheeses
Gluten free option if using gluten free flour/pasta; contains eggs; contains beef/pork. Total time: 45 minutes.
Polpette al Sugo
Beef meatballs in a tomato puree
Contains beef/pork; gluten free option if using gluten free bread; contains eggs; contains nuts. Total time: 45 minutes.
Parmigiana Melanzane/Zucchine
Eggplant (Aubergine)/Zucchini (Courgette) layered with mozzarella and tomato
Gluten free option if using gluten free flour/pasta; vegan option. Total time: 1.25-1.5 hours.
Totani e Patate
Fried squid with onions, potato and basil
Total time: 1.5 hours.
Tagliatelle al ragu Bolognese
Homemade tagliatelle pasta with a ragu of minced beef bolognese
Contains eggs; contains beef/pork; contains alcohol. Total time: 3 hours.
Salsiccia Caprese
Capri sausage with fennel seeds served with creamy potato mash and friarielli
Contains beef/pork; gluten free option if using gluten free flour/pasta; contains alcohol (optional). Total time: 1.5 hours.
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