Ancona Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Ancona

January 14, 2018 Oliva Fomby

Ancona (Italian pronunciation: [aŋˈkoːna] ( listen); Greek: Ἀγκών – Ankon (elbow)) is a city and a seaport in the Marches region in central Italy, with a population of around 101,997 as of 2015. Ancona is the capital of the province of Ancona and of the region. The city is located 280 km (170 mi) northeast of Rome, on the Adriatic Sea, between the slopes of the two extremities of the promontory of Monte Conero, Monte Astagno and Monte Guasco.
Things to do in Ancona

1. Al Mandracchio

Largo Fiera della Pesca 11, 60125, Ancona, Italy Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$290 - HK$487 +39 071 202990
Excellent
55%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 411 reviews

Al Mandracchio

Reviewed By TomBolini - Loreto, Italy

Mariano, the Chef, is one of the most talented Italian cooks, and under his direction this restaurant is now the best you can find in Ancona, and one of the top 10 you can find in Le Marche region.

2. Il Clandestino Susci Bar

Via Portonovo, 60100 Portonovo, Ancona, Italy Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Sushi, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks HK$432 - HK$918 +39 071 801422
Excellent
57%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
5%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 1 reviews

Il Clandestino Susci Bar

Clandestino susci bar il located in Portonovo Bay white rock ,turquoise water , lavander and brooms on the Hills around.

Reviewed By Robert K

We had lunch at Clandestino and enjoyed some very nice and tasty dishes. Especially the octopus salad was spectacularly prepared. Also, the taste combinations prepared by the chef (Maureno Cedroni, also owner of a nearby 2* restaurant) are really interesting and original for Italy, where most other restaurants serve standard Italian seafood. Bit pricey for what you get, because you're also paying for the MC name and the great location

3. Saviotti

Via Massignano 3 | Loc. Massignano, 60129, Ancona, Italy Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +39 071 280 0499
Excellent
69%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 290 reviews

Saviotti

Reviewed By alessandro m

A tremendous, fantastic experience which I hope to live again: stunned and truly satisfied, this is my first impression of this little diamond in the Ancona's countryside.
It is not easy to get to the restaurant, and it is not easy to spot it from the road: you will not cross path with it unless you really look for it, and it is all worth it.
Elegance, sobriety, professionalism, courtesy, and cooking preciousness are the key words for the evening. The cherant to high levels, and made our dinner a special one.
The chef was a master in both fish and meat: I had fish, while my girlfriend took meat, and we were both ecstatic.The flavors were superbly combined to make an orchestrated symphony in the mouth, while chewing such a quality of food. The list of wines you can chose from is very vast, and I could have gotten lost, hadn't I asked for suggestions. he Deserts are a point of high value for this restaurant. It has a professional chocolate lab, which produces some of the best tasting chocolate I have (ever) had. Do ask the waitress for it, or you'd miss on something very special. However, keep in mind that this is a very high level restaurant, and I'd bet nothing is less than perfect.
Th atmosphere is the most appropriate one for special occasion: large tables are well separated from one another, while a diffused soft music sings in the background. A wooden floor with many vintage-looking pieces of design on the walls will complete the magical setting of the night.
I am surprised it has not gotten Michelin stars (yet), and I look forward to see it getting one.
Prices reflect the quality of serving, food, and place. However, they are also less costly than what you would get if you were in the center of larger cities.

4. Osteria del Poggio

Frazione Poggio 57, 60129 Poggio, Ancona, Italy Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$196 - HK$337 +39 071 213 9018
Excellent
53%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 393 reviews

Osteria del Poggio

Reviewed By Diane Vick Z

My husband and I always stop in this place when we come through the Sirolo area. The food is amazing - today I had the Gnocci con Rosso Conero - wonderfully prepared! This is a great place to stop for some primi or an apertivo - a nice place for panini. Biker friendly. Hostesses are very cool.

5. Opera Nova della Marca

Via Varano 127 | Loc. Varano, 60131, Ancona, Italy Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Validated Parking, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Mediterranean, European, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +39 071 286 1093
Excellent
67%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 649 reviews

Opera Nova della Marca

Elegance and privacy.A style that blends the taste of fine cuisine inspired by tradition.OPERA NOVA of the BRAND is this, the young owner's desire to make every dinner a banquet taking care of guests in a unique environment.Seasonal cuisine is enriched with flavours with the aid of herbs grown in the Gardens of properties.Alessandro Paoletti, the Cook, will perform for you seasonal menus, while Mauro Castellani, owner and sommelier will offer a wide range of strictly regional wines.The dishes range from stringoli with Sage pesto sauce and almonds To spaghetti with sausage and spaccasassi, schooner crusted fillet and deboned the rabbit fennel cooked at low temperature.Finally sweets are produced in the kitchen of the OPERA NOVA of the BRAND.Open every evening, closed on Monday. Sunday open for lunch

Reviewed By Fabien R - Bordeaux, France

We chose the tasting menu and it was good. The pasta dish with Sage & Rosemary pesto was extremely original and delicious as was the Ricotta soufflé antipasto. The rest was very good but not exceptional.
One thing to mention: outstanding wine for the menu prices. We had a very good bottle for only 15 euros, something unthinkable in many other countries.
All in all well worth the 30 euros for the 5 course tasting menu.

6. Agriturismo Rossoconero

Via Varano 147, 60129, Ancona, Italy Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments Italian, Mediterranean Lunch, Dinner HK$243 - HK$337 +39 071 286 1204
Excellent
65%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 219 reviews

Agriturismo Rossoconero

FARM SURROUNDED BY NATURAL PARK CONERO. WITH VIEW ON THE VINEYARDS AND OLIVE GROVES COMPANY, ON THE CAMPAIGN AND THE WOODS OF CONERO THAT plunge into the sea.

Reviewed By luciafamily - ancona

This restaurant is in a "agriturismo", so most of the food you will taste here is home made and/or a product of their land, such as an excellent Rosso Conero wine, vegetables and pasta. The food is really good, large portions and great taste do not always come together, but here they do! The personnel is really kind and helpful and the place is almost magic at night. In the summer, you can dine outside with a splendid view over mount Conero, the sea below and countryside all around. Nothing luxurious but a great place if you wish to spend a nice evening with family and friends or a romantic candle-lit night tasting the best of Italian food. Last surprise will come from the bill, for a complete meal you would spend around 25 euros!

7. Pizzeria Avalon

Via Sacco E Vanzetti 13, 60131, Ancona, Italy Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Validated Parking, Valet Parking Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner +39 071 290 0672
Excellent
58%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 392 reviews

Pizzeria Avalon

Reviewed By sweetroot s

Δεν νομιζω οτι μπορω να περιγραψω το φαγητο με αλλη λεξη εκτος απο ΤΕΛΕΙΑ!!!!
Great music,kind stuff but most of all we had the best pizza ever!!!
It took only 30 minutes to be ready and 15 minutes to eat it!!!I totally recomend it if you are in town!!!!!

8. La Giuggiola Agriturismo

Via Boranico 204 | Angeli di Varano, 60129, Ancona, Italy Reservations Italian Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +39 071 804336
Excellent
40%
Good
49%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 359 reviews

La Giuggiola Agriturismo

Reviewed By Tonya A - Tampa, Florida

From Noon until 2:00pm /14:00 Italy shuts down to honor their tradition of family during their most important meal of the day.
La Giuggiola is in the hills of the Marche region. It is surrounded by wineries & in route to spectacular views of the Adriatic Sea.
This is a family run business, B&B & event location. I was there for lunch.
The food is fresh, local & handmade. “Bread is always on the table” as tradition dictates.
Service was wonderful! I chose an adventurous selection of antipasto, soup, pastas & meats. All were fresh & delicious!
I had the pleasure of a family celebrating the birthday of their 92 years young matriarch. She was vibrant & witty!
I go where the locals go & La Giuggiola is the right choice for family, solo & tradition! Great food!

9. Gelateria La Golosa

Via delle Grazie 140, 60128, Ancona, Italy Takeout +39 071 280 4218
Excellent
75%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 186 reviews

Gelateria La Golosa

Reviewed By BoWu - Europe

This place recommended by my friends living in Ancona as best Gelateria. I did not trust until tried their marvellous ice creams! This is really the best Gelateria .... and not only in Ancona! Since then our family come here almost every evening when in...MoreHi! Thanks for leaving a comment on our page. With the hope of coming back to us soon, Yours sincerely Endrio

10. Vino e Cucina Miscia

Piazza Rosselli 24 | stazione di Ancona, 60100, Ancona, Italy Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Italian, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$290 +39 071 969 4919
Excellent
58%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 271 reviews

Vino e Cucina Miscia

VinoeCucina Miscia, e un espressione di semplicita e di gusto che si traduce in piatti e sapori di una volta.Un'idea low-cost che tende a mantenere le abitudini gastronomiche di quei magnifici tempi."...e bello riscoprire i sapori di un tempo, le tradizioni non vanno dimenticate"

Reviewed By Nic S

Very friendly staff and willing to please. Extremely knowledgeable of the menu. Everything is cooked a large minute and homemade pasta. The homemade spaghetti with langoust was awesome, very tasty.The local flavours are a real pleasure and you get the care in the dishes served.
The white wine offered with the meal was really very refreshing nice taste and full of aroma. After taste very pleasant.
This should be on your list when visiting Ancona

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