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Fish in Italian Cuisine

As you may already know, fish is a big part of most Mediterranean diets. In Italy, diet is determined by region – with each area cooking with what is locally available to them. Fish is better enjoyed and more popular in certain places, for this reason. Sorrento for example, is a great place to enjoy seafood recipes, where restaurants serve locally-sourced fish, using recipes that date back generations.


Eating fish has been proven to bring many health benefits. Loaded with important nutrients such as protein, vitamin D and omega 3 fatty acids, evidence indicates that eating fish provides several health benefits. When regularly a part of someone’s diet, fish can:

  • Help to regulate blood clotting and vessel constriction, maintaining cardiovascular health
  • Lower your risk of heart attacks
  • Boost brain health and prevent mental decline in the elder generations
  • Help to prevent and treat depression
  • Reduce your risk of autoimmune diseases, such as Type 1 Diabetes
  • Reduce tissue inflammation and alleviate the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis
  • Help to maintain a slim figure our aid weight-loss

With the possibility of all these health benefits, why not incorporate fish into your diet?


Over the years, fish dishes have become more popular, seeing the demand increase significantly. This has of course caused problems to our oceans. With mass and illegal fishing occurring, our sea-life is dying. Sustainably sourcing our fish is of upmost importance at Cucina Rustica and we wouldn’t have it any other way. This means we can rest easy knowing where our produce came from and how it was caught. We therefore serve top-quality dishes that boast with great flavour.


Our special menu revolves greatly around modern takes on traditional Italian fish dishes. With an ever-changing menu, our Special Menu is curated by our chefs based on what produce is seasonally available. We take great pride in serving up inventive and flavourful dishes that boast with tastes of Italy. Please ask to see our Special Menu when you pay us a visit! See some of our previous fishy delights below…

Lobster Linguine with Prawns:

Roasted Lemon Sole with White Wine Sauce and Grilled Asparagus:

Swordfish with Prosecco, Mussels and Lobster Bisque:



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