Nepitella is the Italian name for Calamintha nepeta. It’s sometimes called lesser calamint in English. A member of the mint family, nepitella grows wild in Italy, particularly in Umbria and Tuscany. It’s flavor is something like a cross between mint and oregano, and can be used on nearly any savory dish. We also throw a few leaves and some lemon slices in our water pitcher for a refreshing beverage . This mint is growing in popularity, and we have seen it on pizza in SF.
–posted by Steven