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Simone Nardoni

The young talented chef Simone Nardoni was born in 1987 and is now patron-chef of restaurant Essenza. His willingness to learn new techniques and gain experiences as a cook took him to northern Italy and abroad. But his desire was ultimately to bring this wealth of knowledge home to Pontinia, where he realized his dream: a personal concept of gastronomy at restaurant Essenza.  Through his contemporary style of cooking, chef Simone combines past recipes and flavours with modern techniques. His dishes draw gourmets from near and far and set the incredibly high standard for gastronomy, in Terracina and beyond.


Terracina (LT), Italy
JRE Jeunes Restaurateurs

Situated in the Italian beach town Terracina, you will find this excellent restaurant Essenza just a stone’s throw from the sea. Here, owner and chef Simone Nardoni re-invents traditional dishes, while remaining respectfully anchored in the region. A large portion of the menu features local fish, while a selection of meats, including the small selection aging in the display case, is hand-selected from different locations in the area. When you taste chef Simone’s delicious culinary creations, you will understand why his restaurant is rated the number one fine-dining spot in Terracina and has been awarded a coveted Michelin star.

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