Cappone rustico – Cappone nostrale

Cappone rustico, also known as Cappone nostrale, is a traditional dish from the Marche region in Italy. It is a type of capon, a castrated rooster, that is raised in a specific way to enhance its flavor and tenderness. This dish can be found in various towns and communes in Marche, including Urbino, Pesaro, and Fano.

In Urbino, you can find Cappone rustico at the local butcher shops such as Macelleria Biologica and Macelleria Fracassi. These shops specialize in high-quality meats and offer a range of cuts, including the Cappone rustico. In Pesaro, you can visit Macelleria Fabbri and Macelleria Zampini, which also offer this traditional dish.

To prepare Cappone rustico, the capon is first marinated in a mixture of white wine, herbs, and spices. It is then roasted slowly in the oven until it becomes tender and juicy. The dish is often served with a side of roasted potatoes and seasonal vegetables.

Cappone rustico has received the PAT (Traditional Agri-Food Product) recognition, which guarantees its traditional production methods and regional origin. The specifications for Cappone rustico include the use of locally raised capons, a specific feeding regimen, and adherence to traditional cooking techniques.

– “Cappone nostrale” – Marche Tourism Official Website (
– “Cappone rustico” – Marche Region Official Website (