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Agorà

At the gates to Cosenza there’s a lovely place in an area poor of high-quality establishments. The chef is young Michele Rizzo, born in 1987 and raised between the sea and the beautiful National Park of Pollino. He shows a profound respect for the raw materials offered by the Ionian Sea.

The format is easy; if you give the go-ahead with the starters, an infinite series of delicacies will follow. Then as for us, there was a second helping of lobster della Secca, which is first used to season spaghetti di Gragnano, then is paired with caviar and frajotta (a local sweet and savoury jam with chilli pepper) in a main course worth licking your fingers. 

Chef

Michele Rizzo

Sous-chef

Luigi Perri

Pastry-chef

Michele Rizzo

Maître

Isabella Sassone

Sommelier

Michele Rizzo

Contacts

+39 347 9129377

via Rossini, 176
87036 - Rende (Cosenza)
agorarende.com
agorarende@live.it
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Closed
in winter the whole Monday and Sunday evening, in summer the whole Sunday
Holidays
10-25 August
Credit cards
no Diners
Average price (wine excluded)
50 euro
Tasting menu
40 euro