Life in Abruzzo Food & Travel Guide

All about Abruzzo food & travel in a cherry-picked fashion




Bistrot 900 – Giulianova’s Food Crescendo

Bistrot 900 is the chance to meander Abruzzo, Italy and the world of modern cuisine where delectable ingredients are colourfully served that burst with surprising flavours

Basta the Pasta at Stuzzicheria Momenti di Gusto

No matter how much we all adore pasta sometimes a night out without a noodle in sight can be a welcome change like at Canzano’s Stuzzicheria Momenti di Gusto

Fine Fish at Trattoria Luciana – Roseto degli Abruzzi

Trattoria Luciana is probably the best fish restaurant to visit if you’re enjoying Roseto degli Abruzzi’s blue flag beach

Abruzzo’s King of Antipasti La Loggia Antica

King of antipasti is going to be my catchphrase for Abruzzo’s La Loggia Antica agriturismo, it’s a hard-won title, Abruzzo agriturismi offer a wide range of scrummy antipasti

Where Truckers Eat Fish in Abruzzo – Silvi Marina’s Boston Motel

The Boston Motel in Silvi Marina is white linen truckers’ tasty pit stop to eat fish, after a both delicious and affordable visit we can see why they swing by

Stewed Borlotti & Porcini Bliss at Taverna Sette Effe

Sometimes you visit a little restaurant that is off the beaten track in Abruzzo and within a few mouthfuls know you have struck gold, Sette Effe is one of these

The Ancient Port of Cerrano restaurant, Pineto

Pineto on the Adriatic coast of Abruzzo is one of several coastal towns hugely popular in the summer for its sandy beaches and warm sea, and also its excellent supply of freshly caught fish

Sharing a Giggle at Giglio Rosso, Ornano Grande

Tucked off the main road through Ornano Grande, Ristorante Giglio Rosso restaurant and pizza take-away is housed in a large, modern building which also serves as a hotel (La Locanda del Parco) and conference facility

Feasting Amongst Frattoli’s Mountains of the Lake

Monti della Laga (Mountains of the Lake) is a popular trattoria situated just north of the Strada Maestra (SS80), in the small town of Frattoli in the Teramo region of Abruzzo

Truffled out at Villa Umberto

As you swing into the long drive of Villa Umberto that sits south of Teramo you do have a feeling that you’re about to enter a glam weekend retreat health camp

Frondarola’s Fattoria Fabiocchi, Teramo

Fattoria Fabiocchi, located just off the road between Montorio al Vomano and Teramo in Abruzzo, is an intriguing agriturismo/restaurant, at least for the air of mystery it has presented to

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Pietracamela’s Art Restaurant Gran Sasso Residence

Pietracamela‘s Gran Sasso Residence is a wonderfully intimate little Abruzzo restaurant that is really worth checking out for both its food and art

Obi Wan Zenobi – Chasing a Red in Abruzzo Wine Country

Part of the joy of having a break in Abruzzo Italy is that supermarkets stock local produce allowing you to experiment buying local wines; in the case of this story a Zenobi Montepulciano d’Abruzzo. If, as they frequently do, a glass of wine quite bowls you over (in a good way), it can turn into a little adventure that sees you setting off to seek the wine’s source;

Walking in Nerito & Scrumptious Dining at La Rocchetta

If you’re out walking in or around the woods or nearby lakes that surround Nerito di Crognaleto head to the family-run restaurant La Rocchetta for lunch

La Fornace in Colledara – Pizza Pasta Perfect

La Fornace is on the road between between the San Gabriele-Colledara exit off the A24 and Colledara, the pizzas were wonderfully thin and crispy, what a texture

Agriturismo Lidia Sardinara – the Best Polpettine

Agriturismo Lidia in Sardinara is perfect for those looking to experience traditional and excellent Teramo-style food, and only a short drive from Villa Vomano

Agriturismo il Feudo, Teramo – Best Antipasti for Veggies!

Il Feudo is a sweet little azienda agriturismo located off the road between Roseto and Val Vomano in the Teramo province, close to called Castelnuovo Vomano

Osteria dei Cantautori – a Great Little Atri Restaurant

The Osteria dei Cantautori in Atri was an excellent, intimate lunchtime restaurant find after a visit to the Atri Cathedral and the C12th benedictine cloister

Ristorante il Mandrone, San Pietro, Teramo

If you are looking for a beautiful gem of an Abruzzo restaurant in Province of Teramo, Il Mandrone, San Pietro, is the icing on the cake for its glorious food

Restaurant Locanda del Cervo – fine food up high

On the road between Montorio Vomano & Campotosto is the understated restaurant Locanda del Cervo; this excellent roadside restaurant is one of our favourites

Agriturismo la Pergolata, Cellino Attanasio

As foody agriturismi go La Pergolata was excellent find, & one of the oldest agriturismi we had been to; quality of service, the food & the wine all great

Restaurant Villa Nerina, Miano – Abruzzo’s L.A. Story?

Getting off the beaten track sometimes bears restaurant fruit, One such fruit, and a strange one at that, was the restaurant Villa Nerina in Miano Teramo

Ristorante San Giovanni di Fieni Luca, Isola del Gran Sasso

Picturesquely located on the outskirts of Isola del Gran Sasso, Ristorante San Giovanni di Fieni Luca sits next to the hill-top abbey San Giovanni ad Insulam

Agriturismo Gran Sasso, Pasta While you Fish

Gran Sasso, a cheery agriturismo with all the trappings you expect from a family eatery in Abruzzo; bright yellow tablecloths, the option to dine al fresco

Agriturismo Viola, Tossicia

Agriturismo Viola in greater Tossicia is our nearest food-serving agriturismo. Approximately 4km away, a 5-minute drive or, if you want to build an appetite

Agriturismo Vaccari, Isola del Gran Sasso

Agriturismo Vaccari is the first Abruzzo agriturismo that we ever ate in, and it’s been our favourite ever since for friendliness, quality of food and the price

Ristorante da Luisetta, Colledoro di Castelli

We’ve eaten at Ristorante Da Luisetta, Colledoro, many times; each time deliciso, the only dilemma being the vastness of portions. Excellent for baccalà!

Osteria degli Ulivi, Montorio Al Vomano

Osteria degli Ulivi is a wonderful restaurant that we found unprompted & by chance on little side road, hidden in the hills just above Montorio al Vomano