Feasting in the olive groves, wine tasting in our 12th-century cellars and picnicking in our private grounds — discover dining with a difference at COMO Castello Del Nero.
Food is life at COMO Castello Del Nero, and dining on the freshest, locally-sourced ingredients — many coming from our own private estate — is at the heart of our culinary philosophy.
As well as our three permanent dining venues — the cosy, fireside charm of our Taverna Bar; the sweeping, al fresco terrace of Pavilion; and the Michelin-starred romance of La Torre — below you will find a range of additional, unique dining experiences to discover during your stay.
From Italian fiestas and feasts, to pizza making classes with the professionals, to romantic candlelit dinners and picnics for two, try dining with a difference at COMO Castello Del Nero.
Once a month during the summer, meet your fellow guests and dine among the olive groves that surround the Castello, sweeping away towards the horizon from below the main terrace.
Gather beneath strings of glittering fairy lights at long, convivial tables to enjoy classic Italian barbeque dishes, prepared with fresh locally-sourced ingredients and, of course, the finest olive oil in Tuscany taken from the groves all around you.
As you’re staying in one of the oldest and most highly regarded wine-growing regions in the world, a trip to Chianti would be incomplete without sampling its most famous produce. Tastings take place in the Castello’s historic wine cellar, where stone steps descend into vaulted rooms preserving more than 800 different wines.
Here our master sommelier will introduce you to the poetry and science of wine: how to nose correctly, the characteristics of different vintages, and which wines pair with classic Tuscan dishes. A tasting board of bruschetta, jams, cheeses and tomatoes from the Castello garden completes the experience.
In Italian culture, every meal is a celebration, to be shared and savoured with family and friends. On selected Sundays throughout the summer, experience this joy for yourself at COMO Castello Del Nero’s own food market. With the carnival atmosphere of an Italian street party, join your fellow guests in a fun and informal setting.
Share in a traditional Tuscan spread, packed with the best locally-sourced ingredients from regional producers and our own organic garden. Our chefs will be showcasing their skills with live cooking demonstrations, whilst local musicians provide the entertainment.
Settle beneath the shade of an ancient tree, soak up the rolling Chianti hills spread out around you, and enjoy a delicious Tuscan picnic without another soul in sight. Choose from either a Toscana or vegetarian menu, each one packed with the finest locally-sourced produce. A selection of careful paired wines are available to choose from, including a chilled white or a traditional Chianti Classico depending on your menu and palette.
Learn how to make this Italian classic at our al fresco Pavilion restaurant. Guided by our resident pizza chef, you will be hands-on from the beginning, kneading dough, juicing tomatoes and tearing basil sourced from our garden. Discover the science of making Italy’s most famous dish — from the different woods used to create the perfect temperature, to the types of crust that characterise romana, napoletana and calzone varieties.
Our organic kitchen garden provides the perfect backdrop for the ultimate in romantic dining. Decked in fresh flowers and flickering candles, with tables tucked between flourishing herb beds and vines, there is a touch of the otherworldly with this al fresco experience.
Savour a menu of classic Tuscan cuisine for two — prepared with the finest ingredients sourced from local farmers and the garden that surrounds you — and raise a glass of chilled Champagne as the stars emerge overhead.
To book onto any of the dining experiences at COMO Castello Del Nero, speak to our dedicated concierge before or during your stay.