Gelato’s not the only dish you can eat from a cone in Italy. You can also get fresh, fried seafood served in a paper cone in the waterfront streets of many Italian port towns. Pesce fritto al cono is basic Italian street food for take out or outdoor seating. Depending on the catch of the day, you can get a cone full of small fish or a fritto misto, a mixture of seafood, shrimp, squid in different combinations.
The seafood is delivered fresh daily and in some cases comes right off the fishing boats that arrive at the port each morning. Your selection gets tossed in a basic flour batter and then deep-fried in front of you. Drizzle a bit of lemon on top and eat it with your hands or the “spear” provided
Our Milanese cousin took us to Il Kiosko on Piazza 24 Maggio along the canals of Navigli for a “live like a local” experience to taste some delicious street seafood. The selection and presentation was amazing. Prepared on the spot. Quick service, simply served at street side tables. Aragosta, calamari, cozze, gamberi, vongola and more. Fish shipped from the upper Adriatic and ports of the Mediterranean, fresh and vibrant. A perfect stop for a bite when walking along the canals in Navigli. Slightly off the tourist flow but so worth it.