We have had the pleasure of exploring the territory of Vasto, both the city itself and along this stretch of the Adriatic coast in Abruzzo in either direction. Vasto city is full of restaurants, but those outside, and especially the famous trabocchi which offer the possibility of a meal or dinner, are a little more difficult to locate once on the ground. The list below should help and comprises our own discoveries and the personal recommendations of a bed and breakfast we stayed in located in the Protected Park of Punta Aderci.
Favorite Restaurants in Vasto
Selected Vasto Area Restaurants and Trattoria
DA FENNI TRATTORIA
Via Osca 58, Località Punta Penna, Vasto
tel 0873 310320
Considered the place for the best Brodetto Vastese in the whole zone and located high above the port with a fabulous view of the fishing boats.
Via San Michele 105, Vasto
tel 0873 69885
Located in an ancient castle above the city.
TRATTORIA LA LANTERNA
Largo del Carmine 6, Vasto
tel 0873 367080
Just inside the historical centre opposite the Church of Santa Maria del Carmine. Ate our first brodetto here.
RISTORANTE PIZZERIA LA PERGOLA
Via Adua 6, Vasto
tel 0873 368792
The best pizzas in Vasto, some say.
C.da Vallevò 83, SS 16 Adriatica, Rocca S.Giovanni
tel 0872 609104
Such a nice setting for this seaside restaurant, not least thanks to the view of the trabocco listed below.
TRABOCCO PUNTA TUFANO
Località Vallevò, SS 16 Adriatica km 483, Rocca S.Giovanni
Newly constructed, but this spot has boasted a trabocco since they were invented. The recent history of the small port is fascinating for the large whale which turned up here in the 1950's.
Loc Casarsa, SS 16 Adriatica km 516, Vasto Marina
Chic and in vogue and recommended highly by Gambero Rosso.
OSTERIA LA VOLPE E L'UVA
Via XX Settembre 33, Cupello
tel 0873 316631
Located just inland from Vasto and in the heart of the local ventricina zone.
OSTERIA DELLE SPEZIA
Corso Garibaldi 44, San Salvo
tel 0873 341602
Further along the coast, but we remain inland for this refined Osteria with organic cheeses and homemade salumi.
GASTROPESCHERIA BLU MARE
"Le Frit c'est Chic"
Via Frentana 27/29, San Vito Chietino
Stumbled upon this street side stall on the way to Vasto. Fried fish and seafood served in paper cones and enjoyed on wooden trestle tables. Start your gastronomic exploration here!