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


 An undying love for the territory and its products and an endless passion for cooking create the perfect harmony that generate the cuisine thought by Mauro Scaramucci, Idea 18 chef and owner with Anna Illuminati. Utmost care for the choice of each ingredient, very high attention to detail, innate love for the best food: all these elements inspire a philosophy of cooking characterized by an authentic taste which never forget its territory and its roots.  


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