The tradition and the richness of the territory create a modern but informal cuisine


Passion, memory and hospitality transport Idea18 guests into the spirit of the territory. Mauro Scaramucci, chef owner together with Anna Illuminati, brings to the table menus inspired by the tradition and the genuineness of flavors, thanks to local raw materials and those from their own garden.

The love for good food and the respect for nature marry the highest creativity, with innovative seasonal combinations. Always new recipes, which don’t lose the connection with the territory, reinterpreted with taste, to satisfy everyone needs. A very high level of attention to the selection of meats, specific fish menus and vegetarian and / or vegan proposals on request. A journey through the senses to rediscover the pleasure of cooking, an emotional experience to savor the authenticity of the place and its origins. 


Idea Menu 

3 starters, 2 main courses, 1 second course

A six-course menu with dishes that have earned a small historicity in this first year of life.

40,00 Euros (wines not included)

18 Menu

2 starter, 1 main course, 1 second course 

A 4-course menu with an eye on the most traditional products and traditions of this geographic area … fresh pasta, lamb, legumes, rabbit, potatoes.

35,00 Euros (wines not included)


Passion and respect, in a quest to improve extraordinary food. On the basis of  these principles we offer our food products. Organic vegetables, fresh  milk & cream and home-made diary cheeses, the curing of butcher’s meat. Here you will find farmyard animals in the courtyard, and fresh hen’s eggs in the henhouse. The best meats are kept in special refrigerating units, designed to tenderise it. The super tenderising process of the meat increases the goodness and its digestibility, enhancing  the complexity of its flavors and aroma.


We wanted to pay homage to the world of wine by creating Idea18 hybrid beers, with the collaboration of artisan breweries.


Wishing one “buon appetito” also means wishing one a “good experience”. We believe in healthy foods.  Here in the Scrocchiarello the sound of a tender olive exploding in ones mouth leaves a  unique taste of tomato. We savour the wonderful bitterness of chichory, filled in the the smooth texture of a mountain potato.


“Time is relative, its only value is given by what we do, as it passes.”

Luxury Boutique Hotel located in the town of Controguerra (TE). A modern and sophisticated design location.

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Where We Are

C.da San Fedele
Controguerra (TE) – 64100