Costa Nova is a small fishing village in Portugal with colorful wooden beach homes that became a famous vacation spot because it captured the essence of the Mediterranean spirit. The Costa Nova dinnerware company is inspired by the Mediterranean lifestyle celebrating life, friends, family and food and brings this spirit into their fine stoneware collections.
All Costa Nova products are fired in a single firing system that is heated to 1180 degrees Celsius (2160 degrees Fahrenheit). Because they use this original high-fired stoneware formula Costa Nova products have a glazed surface that is extremely heat resistant to thermal shock and is chip resistant. Most Costa Nova items can be washed daily in the dishwasher. (Consider hand washing for oversized items to avoid contact with other items in the dishwasher.) All Costa Nova stoneware is oven, microwave, and freezer safe, withstanding temperature variations from -20 degrees Celsius and 250 degrees Celsius (0 degrees Fahrenheit to 500 degrees Fahrenheit). All Costa Nova products are food safe and have been tested to confirm that they contain no lead or cadmium.