lunch from 12,00 to 15,00; dinner only on Saturday; Sunday closed
via della Repubblica 34, 05022 Amelia TR
+39 0744 - 981412
Convitto is a success story that starts in 1980 when Giacomo Vitto and his father Pino, moved to Amelia from Gioia del Colle, in the southern region Apulia. They have brought their rare talent of making handmade fresh cheese, like mozzarella, ricotta, burrata, caciocavallo to Amelia.
After nearly 40 years, Giacomo still makes these delicious cow’s milk cheeses in the same small workshop every single day. But Giacomo’s two daughters Lavinia and Noemi, together with their mother Gianna, moved their family shop into a bigger, historical Palazzo in March 2018. There, Convitto is now a shop-bistrot where clients can find Vitto’s traditional cheeses as well as a wide range of prosciutti, other cured meats and local craft beer and wine.
We suggest booking because places are limited. You will receive a warm welcome and be given the opportunity to visit their “grotto” – a huge celler under the mail floor – where Vitto leaves his cheese to mature. In the summertime it’s possible to eat in the courtyard outside.