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Crudo di Tonno is a delectable Italian appetizer that exudes simplicity and elegance. Inspired by the tradition of serving raw fish, this dish features thinly sliced sashimi-grade tuna, celebrated for its rich, buttery texture and oceanic flavor. The tuna's natural taste is delicately enhanced with the addition of capers and a dressing of extra virgin olive oil and lemon vinaigrette, which adds a bright, zesty note to the dish. Crudo di Tonno is the Italian culinary philosophy of using high-quality, fresh ingredients and allowing their natural flavors to shine. It's a perfect starter that awakens the palate, offering a sophisticated and refreshing taste experience.

Recipe and Ingredients for 4 Guests


  • Sashimi-Grade Tuna: 400 grams, thinly sliced
  • Capers: 2 tablespoons
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVO): 4 tablespoons
  • Lemon Juice: From 1 lemon
  • Salt and Pepper: To taste



  1. Slice Tuna: Carefully slice the sashimi-grade tuna into thin pieces.
  2. Prepare Vinaigrette: In a small bowl, whisk together extra virgin olive oil and fresh lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Assemble the Dish: Arrange the tuna slices on a serving plate. Drizzle the lemon vinaigrette over the tuna.
  4. Garnish: Scatter capers over the tuna.
  5. Serve: Serve immediately, ensuring the freshness and texture of the tuna are at their best.

Total Time: Approximately 15 minutes

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food cost

Estimated Costs

    • Sashimi-Grade Tuna: 400 grams. Approximate cost: ¥200 per 500 grams. Total: ¥160.
    • Capers, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Lemon, Salt, and Pepper: Approximate total cost: ¥20.

    Total Cost for 4 Servings

    • Ingredients: ¥180

    Total Ingredient Cost: ¥180

    Cost Per Serving

    Cost Per Serving = ¥180 / 4 ≈ ¥45 per serving

Wine Pairing Suggestion

A crisp and light white wine like Sauvignon Blanc or Gavi would pair beautifully with Crudo di Tonno. These wines, with their bright acidity and citrus notes, complement the richness of the tuna and the tanginess of the lemon vinaigrette, creating a harmonious balance of flavors.

List of Allergens

  • Fish: The primary ingredient is raw tuna, which is a common allergen.
  • Capers: Though less common, some people may have sensitivities to capers