Sometimes I get this pasta urge... probably as I can't eat it ! Gluten intolerance and all that jazz! But there are other dishes too, and a good 'Berenjena a la parmigiana' can fulfil a yearning which can become all consuming.
Where though to find an authentic Italian in a sea of fast food imitations. Funnily enough en Alcala Tenerife. Alcala used to be a sleepy fishing village which has grown thanks to the onslaught of tourism and the location of one of the best hotels in Tenerife, 'The Gran Melia Palacio de Isora'.
On 'Calle La Plaza', very near to the beach is situated 'EcoBar-BioPlaneta'. I took my mother she's a terrible gourmet with a speciality in puddings. The restaurant has a Chocolate Mousse which she declared the best she's tasted for a while.
Valeria, the owner runs this newly opened eatery with her italian chef. To say its yummy is an understatement. The portions are eatable, the pasta and ingredients fresh and they do cocktails and my signature Campari soda of course! Polite and a caring service, without being too in your face, as only the good italians can do, completed the experience.
Definitely will be back especially for a tryout of their own cocktail list, just need to find someone that is prepared to go teetotal to drive us!