Restaurants

Top Choice Seafood in Parco del Conero

Ristorante da Giacchetti

The best of Portonovo's wildly popular seaside restaurants, Giacchetti has been dishing up the freshest of Marche's sea treasures since 1959. Hand-harvested mussels and raguse (sea snails), doused in a secret spicy …
Top Choice Osteria in Urbino

Antica Osteria da la Stella

Duck down a quiet side street to this rustically elegant, beamed 15th-century inn once patronised by the likes of Piero della Francesca. Legendary in these parts, Osteria de la Stella puts its own inventive twist on…
Top Choice Italian in Ascoli Piceno

Degusteria 25 Doc & Dop

Strings of garlic and chilli dangle from the ceiling of this convivial deli-enoteca, where the locals squeeze in or spill out onto the terrace for fine wines and tasting plates of regional salumi, cheese and, of cou…
Italian in Loreto

Ristorante Andreina

The basilica isn't the only thing pilgrimage-worthy in Loreto: Michelin-starred Ristorante Andreina draws foodies from far and wide for its grilled meats prepared with a gourmet twist. Lamb, partridge, guinea fowl, …
Trattoria in Macerata

Trattoria da Ezio

A trattoria in the classic mould, da Ezio has been bubbling and stirring since 1957. The look and homey vibe have changed little since then and neither has the Slow Food menu – making the most of freshly made pasta …
Osteria in Ancona

La DegOsteria

Snag a window seat at this excellent, cleverly named osteria and leave little doubt to your whereabouts: You'll practically dine on top of the Romanesque Chiesa di Santa Maria della Piazza. Between rustic clapboard …
Italian in Macerata

Da Secondo

One of Macerata's longest-running restaurants and apparently one of the few open on Sunday, Da Secondo is both welcoming – Giacomo wins Marche Server of the Year! – and an excellent spot for maceratese specialities …
Osteria in Urbino

Osteria L'Angolo Divino

This subterranean osteria oozes atmosphere under the direction of new chef/owner Tiziano Rosetti who maintains traditional staples (tagliatelle al ragù, cappelletti in brodo) but digs deeper with the daily-changing …
Seafood in Pesaro

L'Angolo di Mario

L'Angolo di Mario couples sea views with contemporary decor, pleasant service and great food. Bag a table on the terrace to gaze out across the Adriatic as you dig into well-heaped plates of mussels and clams or sea…
Mediterranean in Ascoli Piceno

Il Desco

Funky chandeliers, high vaults and white distressed wood create a country-chic backdrop at this gorgeously styled palazzo. When the weather warms, diners spill out into the garden courtyard, lit by tealights. A clev…