We love to find seaside restaurants in Italy with catch-of-the-day platters filled with seafood - everything caught that morning. Make your decision quickly so you can get what you want. The platter is usually presented to other tables. Once that fish or the langoustines are gone, they’re gone.
Waiters typically explain each type of fish. You hear all of the options on how the chef recommends preparing each fish. We often hear crudo (raw, similar to sashimi), pasta, or soup. During our trip to Ischia this summer, we had a scorpionfish cooked two ways at Ristorante Bar da Coco'. We started with fish pasta and then roasted fish with potatoes and tomatoes.