The menu looks rather poor when you start reading it, but the waiter will make you change your mind. As practically every dish will be cooked according to your taste, wish etc.
All the portions are very big.
There are tables with a nice sea-view.
Favorite Dish: Fish in the oven and of course the starters assorty.
It's so happened that we visited this restaurant 3 times (and as there are 4 of us, we managed to taste most of its menu).
Our acquaintance started long before our arrival to Pescara. I read restaurant reviews at this site and chose it for our Ferragosta Dinner. I was pleasantly surprised that there was an opportunity to book a table via internet.
We arrived in Pescara in the evening after a long drive. So we were very tired, hungry and it started raining so we decided to go to the center of the city and have an early dinner... But in Pescara all the restaurants ( at least in August) open at 8 p.m. And we were already in despair when luckily the waiter of the restaurant agreed to let us in. The service and food were great so we were not very disappointed when we realised that we had a reservation at this restaurant for our next day dinner.
And we noticed that this restaurant will welcome anybody even if it is absolutely full. We saw the way they organized additional tables for newcomers.
Favorite Dish: All the food is very delicious, but I would like to accentuate the serving. Especially desserts!
The only 'minus' - lack of seafood in the menu,
Had to check my records for the name of the restaurant, I thought it was Gourmet Venezia (cf. less upmarket Caffe Venezia tip) but receipt says otherwise.
Fabulous breads, we had bottled Leggerra mineral water and a local wine with a starter that was a piece of parma ham and avocado. Tagliata di Vitello - as pictured - was served with salad, grated pecorino and drizzled in aceto balsamico - great meal with live music and a comedy waiter!
Our total August 2011 was Eu67
Favorite Dish: We both had veal so something to compare will be nexty time ; )
Quick snacks of pizze slices and suppli with a soft drink and a beer to sit in totalled Eu12
Just enough for when you have overshot at lunch!
Favorite Dish: Great little "farcita pizzett" and delicious croquette like suppli
This is a comfortable value for money unpretentious ristorante cinese atop the main shopping street. Also, it is just across Piazza del Rinascente from the public partof the beach. We had a quick and inexpensive lunch here in shorts and sandals twice, which were days we probably only had a pizza slice at night time.
We were about Eu24 for wine beer cola hot & sour soup 2 mains and side dishes of rice - be aware that they are want to serve the speciality rice on its own, you should state you want it as an accompaniment to the mains to be safe
Favorite Dish: I am a bit set in my ways when it ccomes to Cantonese / Chinese and always start with Hot & Sour soup - at Eu1.90
Functional but uninspired choice of steak, grilled chicken breasts, pork etc, served with chips and little else - as is the Italian way. you will order verdure or insalata separately. Would not in all honesty be in a huge hurry to return but if you are in this area, perhaps after the football as the stadium is nearby, it is simple and filling and we sound a really nice Abruzzo chardonnay!
Favorite Dish: Wine!
Panini, pizze slices, hamburgers, cold drinks at this counter service tavola caldo type place we twice had a quick lunch at.
You will see a two tier history to my Pescara restaurant tips! Largely we would dress for dinner and eat more than one course at trattoria in the evening. For lunch we would generally roll off the beach in shorts and sandals and...sand !... and seek out cheap options for a quick bite needless to say Spizzo Cafe is in the latter category !
Favorite Dish: I liked the hamburger served in a round pitta with ketchup and mayo (pictured)
I sought this place out our first night back in 2011 after having recalled it fondly from 2003.
There is a covered annexe onto the street and in door dining also.
I asked for the zuppa di pesce I recalled being so wonderful - but now (or just ferragosoto peak season?) you have to order the previous day!
Favorite Dish: Still kind of hankering after the above but the baked fish and the steak we ordered (pictured)were a delight
This restaurant/enoteca (=wine tasting) is located in the old part of town. The ambience is very cosy and typical Italian, with a wide choice of kinds of wine. The restaurant has many tables and can host many guests but it is spread into many different rooms.
The host is from Salamanca (Spain), so you will find many Spanish dishes in the menu (e.g. Jamon Serrano), beside some international ones (e.g. meat imported from Argentina) and of course from Abruzzo.
Favorite Dish: We decided to take only a main course. My parents chose tagliatelle (home made pasta) with porcini mushroom (a must in Autumn!) and I took home made gnocchi with zenzero. All dishes served were tasty and delicious. We had some chocolate as dessert. My parents tried a local wine (little expensive - 3 euros per glass) and they enjoyed it a lot. The wine list was of course very very long.
We spent 18 euros each.
I noticed that prices in Abruzzo are much lower than in the north of Italy, and food is always fresh and genuine. A great experience - would come back again!
I had a very pleasant dinner at Ristorante Flaiano, which is located in the old part of the town.
The host is from Apulia (south of Italy), but all the dishes served are from Abruzzo.
The ambience is very cosy, with many pictures of Italian movies of the 60's.
The restaurant started its activity at the beginning of 2007, but locals seem to enjoy it a lot, since the restaurant was fully booked even though it was Monday night.
Favorite Dish: We started with some bruschette (bread with tomatos, olive oil, tartufo mushroom, ricotta cheese), which were very tasty.
My parents then went on with a tagliata di angus (beef) with porcini mushroom. I tried it and I must say it was really excellent! I took farro with porcini and pumpking as main course, it was excellent too and very healthy also.
As dessert, we chose a delicious chocolate tart with hot chocolate filling inside.
Every dish was well prepared - see my pics for more details.
Price: less than 25 € each. A great deal!!
I like the interior design. It had wooden finishing that brought out the natural feel. Their drinks are good and not forgeting the gelato. Drinks are served with tapas-like snacks and plenty of nuts at the counter.
Favorite Dish: I like the non-alcoholic cocktail. They quench your thirst like nobody's business...:P
The restaurant gives a cosy and homely feel and it also has a bar counter. The food is delicious especially the antipasta. For those who want real authentic italian food especially from Abruzzi region, you must come and try it.
Favorite Dish: I like the anti pasta...especially the smoked fish and the sundried tomatoes. The seafood is fresh and the seasoning is the typical italian type.(No American Style)
The seafood there is really fresh. You must try the range of antipasta there. Most of the dishes I tried were raw and it brought out the freshness of the sea. Try the midget crabs, oysters, prawns and panocchie o cicale. I didnt really try the full first plate as I was filled to the brim at the end of the antipasta display.
Favorite Dish: Panocchie o cicale. Sweet and soft. Must be eaten raw....
The cake and coffee cousin of the Gourmet Venezia at Viale Regina Margherita, 16 reviewed here, good night stop for some espresso and home baking
Favorite Dish: The above mentioned home baking!
The food is all prepared by the wonderful chef. They also have thick juicy steak, which is not common in Italy.
Opens daily at 6 pm.