at table in a park of delights
Il Parco di Villa Grey
A cuisine that looks to the sea and to product quality. A menu that changes with the seasons. A vast, impeccably-tended park that favors intimacy and – abetted by silence, distances, and service that seconds every desire – invites guests to abandon themselves to pleasure. At Il Parco di Villa Grey, a one-star Michelin restaurant since 2019, Chef Roberto Monopoli never takes complication to excess, although he often indulges (as he should) in layered recollections of the scents and flavors of his native Puglia. In many surprising dishes, like – to mention just one – his seafood carbonara pasta with sea urchin roe, salmon, and mackerel, finished with shellfish and served with crispy pork cheek and caviar under the watchful eye of Maître Fabio Santilli. Sommelier Luca Florio presides at the stunning wine cellar, one of the Tuscan coast’s most unstinting, and offers guests the opportunity to explore a list of more than six thousand labels.
But it’s not just the food and wine that captivate. Il Parco engages in an ongoing dialogue with the natural environment that enfolds the restaurant in its green embrace. The park of an early 20th-century residence, a locus of delights artfully created to put anyone at their ease and to cultivate pleasure.