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

September 29, 2017 Kiesha Cripe

The Città del Vasto or Vasto (Ancient Greek: Ἱστόνιον, translit. Histonion, Latin: Histonium) is a town and comune on the Adriatic coast of the Province of Chieti in southern Abruzzo, Italy. It was also called in the Middle Ages as Guastaymonis or Vasto d'Aimone and also Waste d'Aimone. Renamed Istonio under the Fascist Rule, it took the current name of Vasto in 1944. In the local dialect it is called Lù Uàšte, that is Il Vasto.
Things to do in Vasto

1. Castello Aragona

Via San Michele 105, 66054, Vasto, Italy Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$361 - HK$573 +39 0873 69885
Excellent
52%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 645 reviews

Castello Aragona

Reviewed By JuPi_uk - Greater London, United Kingdom

The Terrace is extremely elegant and the view is fantastic. the food is superb, very fresh and tasty. we accepted the recommendation of the friendly and very professional waiter and he was right! the only negative aspect was the initial waiting to get a table so I would suggest to book for an early dinner.

2. Vineria per Passione

Via Santa Maria 9 | Galleria de Parma, 66054, Vasto, Italy Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks +39 0873 391907
Excellent
57%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 238 reviews

Vineria per Passione

Reviewed By Maire W - Saltash, United Kingdom

This is a charming restaurant run by people who are passionate and knowledgable about the food and wine they serve. In spite of the language barrier we were treated with friendliness and the service was excellent.thanks for the review. we hope to see you soon with us. We are very happy you enjoed Montepukciano wine, our cheeses (Pecorino, caciocavallo, ricotta), our salami and ventricina., and all the other dishes you tasted. Silvia and giorgio

3. Plaza Vasto

Localita' Montevecchio 15/p, Vasto, Italy Reservations Italian Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +39 0873 802112
Excellent
87%
Good
8%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 368 reviews

Plaza Vasto

Reviewed By Annamargareth - Vasto, Italy

se c'è un aggettivo che può connotare il Plaza è "Impeccabile", ho avuto il piacere di essere qui per un matrimonio ed ho trascorso una bellissima giornata. Un giardino curato e confortevole, Panorama bellissimo ed una sensazione molto piacevole di pace e armonia. Un buffet delizioso e curato nel minimo dettaglio, personale attento e molto gentile. Per non parlare della sala superiore, bellissima, servizio e cibo eccezionali.

4. Cibomatto

Via Francesco Crispi 36 | C/O Porta Nuova, 66054, Vasto, Italy Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$337 - HK$534 +39 0873 370625
Excellent
62%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 439 reviews

Cibomatto

Reviewed By SeasonedPerth - Perth

We visited Cibomatto with our two young kids (2 & 4 yrs) and we found the entire experience to be simply oustanding and truly memorable. Our waiter was extremely attentive and helpful with the kids. The chef talked us through the menu and his recommendations - this was probably the most memorable part of the night because it was a great experience to speak with him and have him involved in the meal.
Just make sure your Italian is reasonable to take advantage of his attention.
The antipasti were fantastic - a mixed plate of chilled / raw seafood & some of the best we have sampled. Presentation was beautiful. The house wine was very well priced and was also fantastic.
I strongly recommend you pop in and try Cibomatto, we will be back. It's not the cheapest restaurant in Vasto, but we think it's worth what you pay.

5. Nonsolocaffe

Circonvallazione Histoniense 520/a, 66054, Vasto, Italy Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Italian Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks HK$63 - HK$157 +39 338 426 6972
Excellent
72%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 158 reviews

Nonsolocaffe

Reviewed By Pussico - Paris, France

We went here (my mother and I) at dinner time teased by the comments on Tripadvisor. Everybody were having "apertivo cenato" (dinner happy hour), but we were starving. The staff had been extremely kind and prepared for us a main course dish: "arrosticini" (an Abruzzese traditional dish) with roasted potatoes and sautéed chicory. Delicious! We accompanied the meal with a very good light blond beer (I forgot the name, but ask for a light blond beer, but not the lightest).
What else to say? We came again for two other evenings! One time we had an "aperitivo cenato" - really worth trying. You will have the opportunity to taste different dishes of land and sea. This time we tried the lightest blond beer (with a green label). Very good also this one, more bitter. The last time we asked again for a "proper" dinner with our favourite dishes: peppered mussels prepared with prosecco, arrosticini, "pallotte cacio e ova" (another Abruzzese traditional dish), roasted potatoes and sautéed chicory.
Excellent quality. What's more is that the value for money is great. If not clear enough, we highly recommend this place!
For us it was not so difficult to find the place, because we were based at Vignola (on the SS16, before Vasto city center). From there it takes just 9 minutes by car to reach "Nonsolocaffè".

6. Trattoria da Peppe

Via Laccetti 16, 66054, Vasto, Italy Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Italian, Mediterranean, Barbecue Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +39 0873 362169
Excellent
68%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 223 reviews

Trattoria da Peppe

Reviewed By letsgowine - Los Angeles, California

Great dinner and wonderful experience. We had so many dishes we did not save room for the meat course. Everything we were served was so good; local, fresh and homemade. I would agree with other reviews, we were made to feel like family and we even shared some homemade liquors at the end of the evening. This is a place were you can sit back and enjoy a leisurely dinner while allowing the owner to treat you to his wonderful cuisine.

7. Trabocco Cungarelle

SS16, 516+500, Marina Di Vasto, 66054, Vasto, 66054, Vasto, Italy Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups Lunch, Dinner HK$337 - HK$487 +39 340 862 9815
Excellent
60%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 641 reviews

Trabocco Cungarelle

In one of the most charming views of the Adriatic coast , in Vasto , it is the Trabocco Cungarelle , where you can taste specialties of Vasto and a local fresh fish in a unique atmosphere , surrounded by the sea . Completely renovated in art, keeping the typical characteristics of a time, from 2012 has been transformed into a typical seaside restaurant.

Reviewed By BobbieJLpl - Liverpool

Wow our first time here and we loved the location. It's expensive at 35/50 Euro per head but it's an experience and we loved the courses and fish. Wine flowed all afternoon and staff were so lovely.
We went swimming underneath at the end and the water is so clear!

8. La Votta Piene

Via Barbarotta 12, 66054, Vasto, Italy Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards Mediterranean, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner HK$141 - HK$243 +39 349 718 2852
Excellent
48%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 416 reviews

La Votta Piene

Cucina tipica Ventricina del vastese, prosciutto dolce nostrano, salsicce,hamburger di ventricina, ravioli al tartufo, ravioli ripieni di ventricina, piatti tipici ...carciofi melanzane e patate ripiene, parmigiana di verdure carni alla griglia , baccala' in vari modi, birre speciali, vini sfusi e in bottiglia, Vi aspettiamo in centro storico a vasto

Reviewed By Dave D

The menu is on large chalk boards with about a dozen options , we asked if they could cater for 1 veggie and they were more than capable of. Great bruschetta and we both had ravioli pasts with ricotta filling and the veggie option was oil and truffle shavings whilst I had chilli oil and a saucer of chillis the cut onto the dish. We asked about desert and out came a plate with yet more homemade food and then another with delicious light cheese cakes. The is also a good single malt whisky selection behind the bar.
Thoroughly recommended!

9. Trimalcione

Localita Punta Penna | Porto di Punta della Penna, 66054, Vasto, Italy Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol Seafood Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +39 333 410 9289
Excellent
86%
Good
9%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 171 reviews

Trimalcione

It is a restaurant on the "trabocco" open overflow the year round.E' un ristorante sul "trabocco" aperto tutto l'anno. Riservation is required. E' obbligatoria la prenotazione.

Reviewed By SuzanneFrench - Basingstoke, United Kingdom

The setting, the food, the service - all absolutely wonderful. A very unique and special experience.

10. Il Gattopardo

Via Euclide 27, 66054, Vasto, Italy Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +39 329 445 2697
Excellent
65%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 248 reviews

Il Gattopardo

Reviewed By Jimmy D - Frankfurt, Germany

I came here with a colleague during a business trip, looking for local food.
We were not disappointed, all the dishes were excellent, and quantities were generous.
The waiter and owner were very professional and of good advise.
We will come back to try the pizzas!

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