Hello there! Also an Abruzzo resident in village of Tussillo south of L'Aquila. Loved reading all this. One town I really love is Fontecchio further down the Aterno valley from us and they have a local restaurant "Ristorante del Rio" I believe it's called. They have a delicious spaghetti with saffron and Zucchini. Place is filled every time I go so obviously appreciated by the locals. Prices extremely good. Paid 16€ for a wonderful meal.