Restaurants

Top Choice Abruzzese in Sulmona

Ristorante Gino

Occupying handsome arched chambers that have been used as an inn or wine shop for centuries, the restaurant of La Locanda di Gino is up there with Sulmona's best. Proudly advertising the provenance of its produce (r…
Top Choice Abruzzese in Pescara

Osteria dei Sabatini

Bringing Abruzzo's mountain cuisine to the coast, this osteria serves some of Pescara's best food. Hearty simplicity is to the fore in dishes such as pasta alla gricia (pasta with cured pork jowl and pecorino) fritt…
Top Choice Abruzzese in Santo Stefano di Sessanio

Locanda Sotto gli Archi

Sextantio hotel's restaurant makes imaginative use of an arched, 16th-century dining room. Furniture and crockery is designed to recreate the austere quality of bygone times, and the excellent food uses time-honoure…
Top Choice Abruzzese in Sulmona

La Cantina di Biffi

Dedicated to the food and wine of Abruzzo, this stone-walled cantina (wine cellar) features an open kitchen and daily blackboard of lip-smacking temptations. Seasonal treats such as new-season asparagus on poached e…
Top Choice Abruzzese in Pescocostanzo

Ristorante da Paolino

Be sure to book ahead at this bustling and popular little inn-restaurant in the heart of Pescocostanzo. Pasta dishes make expert use of local ingredients in season, such as truffles and chestnuts. Follow up with sec…
Abruzzese in Sulmona

Il Vecchio Muro

One of Sulmona's best restaurants, the 'old wall' is notable for spot-on Abruzzese fare such as wholewheat pasta with lentils and guanciale (cured pork jowl). The rest of the menu – especially the bits involving sau…
Italian in Parco Nazionale d'Abruzzo, Lazio e Molise

Il Duca degli Abruzzi

This handsome hotel-restaurant is located on a quiet square in Pescasseroli's centro storico. Everything is homemade and utterly delicious: try the truffle pasta or potato gnocchi, and follow up with baked cod or gr…
Gelato in Sulmona

Gelateria La Rotonda

Sulmona's favourite place for a mid-afternoon gelato, this busy little gelataria takes its name from the Rotonda, the monumental remains of the original Chiesa di San Francesco della Scarpa, next door.
Abruzzese in Pescocostanzo

Il Gallo di Pietra

Attached to Le Torri Hotel, this classy restaurant offers cosy indoor dining or alfresco dining in the garden. The food is Abruzzese rustic-refined, featuring meaty primi and secondi such as polenta con ragu di maia…
Cafe in Pescara

Caffè Letterario

This popular lunchtime spot has huge floor-to-ceiling windows and exposed-brick walls. The menu changes daily, or you can do as the locals do, and enjoy the fabulous value of the lunchtime buffet (€10 with starter, …