Top Choice Abruzzese in Sulmona

Il Vecchio Muro

Possibly Sulmona's best restaurant (no mean feat), the 'old wall' is notable for its fantastic pizza (dinner only) and unique cacio e pepe (spaghetti with cheese and black pepper), served in an edible basket made fr…
Top Choice Restaurant in Santo Stefano di Sessiano

Locanda Sotto gli Archi

The restaurant of the Sextantio hotel serves quality regional fare in a 16th-century dining room.
Top Choice Italian in Pescocostanzo

Ristorante da Paolino

A bustling and popular little inn-restaurant in the heart of the village near Palazzo Fanzago; be sure to book ahead. Pasta dishes make full use of local seasonal ingredients such as truffles and chestnuts, and you …
Osteria in Sulmona

Pensavo Peggio

A restaurant with an ironic sense of humour – pensavo peggio means 'worse than I thought'. However, the food is top-notch at this atmospheric stone-walled cantina with open kitchen grill, and is served with breezy S…
Trattoria in Scanno

Pizzeria Trattoria Vecchio Mulino

This old-school eatery is a good bet for a classic wood-fired pizza, lentil soups and pasta liberally sprinkled with local saffron. In summer the pretty street-side terrace provides a good perch from which to people…
Cafe in Pescara

Caffè Letterario

This popular lunchtime spot has huge floor-to-ceiling windows and exposed-brick walls. The menu is chalked up on a daily board, and typically comprises a few mains and several vegetable side dishes. There's live mus…
Seafood in Pescara

Ristorante Marechiaro da Bruno

With a prime position on the seafront, the speciality here is bound to be seafood – in all shapes and sizes. It's a lively place, smarter than its neighbours, with suited waiters and white linen, and there's an impr…
Osteria in Pescara

Osteria La Lumaca

They take their food seriously at this warm wood-panelled restaurant. Particularly outstanding are the cured meats and ricotta, and the Abruzzo lamb. The fixed-price lunch menus are good value.
Trattoria in Campobasso

Trattoria La Grotta di Zi Concetta

For a spot of lunch, Trattoria La Grotta di Zi Concetta is an old-school trattoria serving delicious home-made pasta and superb meat dishes.
Italian in Termoli

La Sacrestia

This is one of the better restaurants in the lively area between Corso Nazionale and Via Fratelli Brigida. Sit streetside or in the brick-vaulted interior and chow down on knockout pizza or fresh-off-the-boat seafoo…