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Prendi la passione per i viaggi e la fotografia di Alessandra, unisci la bravura di Luca, giovane e talentuoso artista di Mosaico contemporaneo, aggiungi un pizzico di poesia e ottieni la ricetta dei Ritratti di Viaggio! Non personaggi di fantasia, come a prima vista potrebbe sembrare, ma persone ...
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Prendi la passione per i viaggi e la fotografia di Alessandra, unisci la bravura di Luca, giovane e talentuoso artista di Mosaico contemporaneo, aggiungi un pizzico di poesia e ottieni la ricetta dei Ritratti di Viaggio! Non personaggi di fantasia, come a prima vista potrebbe sembrare, ma persone reali, in carne e ossa, colte dall'obbiettivo in momenti di vita quotidiana, protagoniste spesso inconsapevoli degli scatti fotografici che hanno ispirato questa serie di trentatré bellissimi ritratti realizzati con una tecnica che riduce al minimo la quantità di tessere impiegate e che è il segno distintivo del ravennate Luca Barberini. Collezione privata in mostra permanente presso CARDAMOMO.

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Cardamomo

Cardamomo is an artisan pizzeria with a wood-burning oven also offering a selection of gastronomic specialities (beers, liquors, spirits, chocolate, spices, biscuits, etc.)

Cardamomo was inaugurated in August 2006 and represents the evolution from the first workroom of take-away pizza opened, not far away from the present seat, by the two founders Mohamed Farouq – nicknamed “Momo” – and Alessandra Giannelli in 1999.

It is from the encounter and the union of two cultures (she is Italian, he is Moroccan), two different personalities and professional backgrounds that their exhilarating “travel” has started. Both of them have undertaken such travel by carrying their own personal experience and creativity, (but also an empty suitcase to be filled on the way) with the common passion and goal to share every stop and every new experience with the others, just like it is done with the dearest discoveries.

Him: he is an artisan pizza maker with an innate flair for the art of bakery, probably thanks to a tradition whose origin is lost in the mists of time: still today in Morocco, people knead the dough at home and then take it to the wood-burning oven for baking. He takes care of his sourdough by refreshing and feeding it every day with the same precision of an alchemist; he also observes, tastes and smells it in order to better understand its characteristics and intervene, when necessary, so that it always preserves the right sourness and maturity rate.

Her: in her past, a career as an incentive tour operator and event planner; she dedicates herself in the curious and passionate research of good and beautiful things from all over the world. She has committed herself to the study of this new menu, including both recipes and sweet preparations. 

Cardamom (cardamomo in Italian) is a spice, one of the wildest in the world, which has come to Europe from the Orient through the caravan routes of the Arab merchants.
Still today, the Arabs are the main cardamom consumers.

An ancient custom kept alive by the Bedouins consists in inserting some seeds in the spout of the coffee-pot so as to aromatize coffee while it is poured in the cup: it is called qahwa.

For thousands of years cardamom has grown spontaneously and also nowadays it resists the attempts of “domestication”: in fact, the only way to pick it is by hand. This makes it one of the most expensive spices in the world, preceded only by saffron and vanilla. The plant of cardamom is up to four meters high, looks like a lily having stems with lanceolate leaves and small dark seeds contained in green pods.

Cardamom, which is a little spicy and lemon-eucalyptus-flavoured, boasts recognised digestive and refreshing virtues, but also strengthening and...aphrodisiac qualities.
The precious seed of cardamom, the main ingredient of the spicy cuisine of Northern Africa and South-eastern Asia, is excellent in sweet recipes and perfectly exalts the taste of chocolate.

It was not possible to find a more appropriate name to explain the essence of such place and the philosophy of its owners. A name that through its history recalls the charm of exotic travels, adventures and trades and, moreover, immediately reminds us of one of the two souls of the business...Momo precisely!


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Food

All our oven products are obtained from selected ingredients out of certified organic farming to assure a better nutritional balance and a greater environmental protection.

Your choice is from thirty different tastes  but you can also have salads and “maghrebini”, sandwiches with home-made bread cooked in wood oven according to Arabian tradition.

To complement oven products, you can’t miss our desserts, prepared by Ale with the same rigorous care, offering always new and original tastes and gratifying sensations, with top quality selected products.
Everything is made with the most scrupulous respect of leavening times, ripening and wood baking of dough, in a ballet of delicate balances in which Momo springs out in all his ability and masterly skill.

Among these, there are some of the best artisan beers, all strictly “made in Italy”, but, for their quality and peculiarity, well known internationally too and also true greediness, such as hot pepper “modican” chocolate liqueur, the original beer distillate and the intriguing liqueur at the “damascan rose”.

Every specialty can be ordered to take away or to be tasted on place, right from the kitchen, in the quiet and comfortable little rooms inside, ispirated to the arabian-moroccan tradition, but rivisited with modern taste and italian eye. Moreover, you may prefer to dine in the winter garden, thought as a little oasis in the middle of the city.



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Menu

HEALTHY EATING + RESPECT FOR THE ENVIRONMENT = NATURALLY ORGANIC

  • wheat flours from organic agriculture
  • sea salt from the Natural Reserve of Trapani and Marsala harvested by hand that keeps intact all the precious trace elements like magnesium, potassium and iodine
  • 100% organic certificated extra-virgin olive-oil strictly from Italian olive trees
  • natural yeast from organic farming wheat for slow and natural rising which gives the pizza aromatic richness and high nutritional value
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CARDAMOMO
Pizzeria with wood-burning oven

Via Carloni 2 f/g  - 22100 Como
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Tel. 031 301919
info@cardamomo.eu


Giafar S.n.c.
Vat nr. IT 02488710134



OPENING TIME
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
closed on Monday
18.30 - 23.00
18.30 - 23.00
18.30 - 23.00
18.30 - 24.00
18.30 - 24.00
18.30 - 23.00

Bookings are not accepted

Takeaway: from 6.30 pm to 7 pm  

In case of great affluence takeaway service might be suspended

WE ARE CLOSED FROM AUGUST 6th UNTIL SEPTEMBER 5th

Suite Home



Only few steps from Cardamomo Suite Home is the ideal choice for those wishing to spend short stays in perfect autonomy in a welcoming environment and for those who are looking for a real home away from home for longer periods of living in a couple, with family or with friends.


The apartment

A 50 square meters space beautifully restored in 2014 that encloses a large bedroom, two bathrooms, one ensuite with double vanity and large shower stall, living room with sofa bed and equipped kitchenette, mezzanine of 14 sqm. overlooking the living area.

For more information:
www.comosuitehome.com