Built at the end of the sixties thanks to the skilful transformation of a room used as a tuna trap (hence the name), a particular network with which until 1965 tuna were fished in the sea area in front of it, he was the first intelligent manager. entrepreneur Umberto Lauritano, better known as “O ‘Bacchiss”, of ancient marine origins. At that time the beach of Conca dei Marini was still sparsely visited; there were only a few umbrellas and a few old fishermen’s boats. Then came the notoriety and the “boom”.
There is a long list of important people who, over the years, have frequented the splendid “TONNARELLA”, delighting with a typically maritime gastronomy that reaches excellence with the famous “spaghetti and zucchini” and the masterful “pezzogna with crazy water “.
The significant presences of illustrious personalities stand out, such as the first Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, Margareth of England, guest of the Urso family who owned the villa a few steps from the marina, the owner Onassis, Carolina of Monaco, who wanted to baptize his daughter in the adjacent church of the Madonna della Neve.
Today the restaurant is managed with skill and competence by the sons of the historic owner Umberto Lauritano, Angelo, a nice and always available chef, and Franco, thoughtful and polite public relations officer.
Both jealously and zealously guard the fame and success of a place as prestigious as it is characteristic and engaging.