There is a lovely risto-bar hidden on the top floor of a public library in the centre of Alassio, Liguria. If you are at the seaside, enjoying a sunny day, take the opportunity to have lunch in a cosy, friendly and informal atmosphere.
At “Nonunomeno” the food is excellent with big home made dishes, from the rich mixed salads to the fresh and crusty focaccia. But what makes the place special is the project behind the restaurant.
The No profit cooperative Jobel manages the place employing students with special needs who attended the Hospitality Training Institute of Alassio. Different abilities are here turned into creativity… and creativity in Italy expresses itself at its best when it involves food.
The walls report sentences of famous scientists, writers, philosopher reminding that normal is just one way of being and that it is in the difference that you can spot the extraordinary.
You can find armchairs, magazine and books in a corner (remember we are in the library) to unwind yourself sipping a juice and forgetting the time passing by. But what amazed me most were the little table near the windows: the breath taking view was there to remember me how little we are.
With a lactose intolerance it is not always easy to find something to eat, or to have the right information to choose my food properly. Well, I felt pampered, the guys asked the chefs how was the food prepared and I could chose properly.
So, to sum up: the place is lovely, the people are kind, the view is stunning. And the price? Believe it or not, is one of the cheapest place to eat in Alassio. Some 10 euros for a dish, water and a coffee. Do not miss it!
Address: Biblioteca Civica “Renzo Deaglio”, Piazza Airaldi e Durante 7, 17021, 4th floor.