4 based on 160 reviews
This is a small delightful eatery run by a young couple. They are "vocational" in their dedication to traditional Abruzzese food, serving superb antipasti of meats cured by the owner/chef/waiter and allt i allo proprietor, prosciutto, salamis, etc., with the ubiquitous Abruzzo "cinghiale" or wild boar. I have eaten vast quantities of pasta in my life (mountains?), but I consider that the home made pasta produced by the lady of the house is the best that I have ever eaten. Within a few miles of this establishment, their are a number of serious (prestigious) restaurants, but none have the earthy "feel" for traditional Abruzzan food which this lovely couple have made their forte!Eat their food with reverence, it is served with care, love and attention. I asked the proprietor why he was not working in Rome (he would make a fortune there!); he looked at me as though I was slightly stupid, and replied that he loved the area because of his unfettered access to Abruzzan specialities.Good, simple Italian cookery at its best. This is the "cuccina povera" which has travelled the globe. If you want the more pretentious "cuccina baroniale", and have the funding, there are other restaurants in the vicinity.I have had many fine meals here, I am fond of the staff and totally prejudiced!!!
4 based on 136 reviews
A large restaurant in the lovely town of Rapino, this place is where large extended families, young couples and the locals use.Nice local food, huge portions of good meats (particularly steaks), and antipasti dishes in numbers that require serious hunger.
5 based on 216 reviews
If you like char-grilled steaks, you'll love it here as they're the house speciality. Massive (actually, *too* massive) antipasti selection. Good house wine. Friendly welcome. Exceptionally nice indoor surroundings. Comfortable. Tables not too close together. Massive carpark. But service can creak a bit when it's busy.
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