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Il Vecchio Ristoro

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Via Roma 9, 67030 Rocca Pia, Italy
+39 0864 48481
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Wednesday
Closed
Hours:
Thu - Tue 12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 21:30
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Boston, Massachusetts
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

This Ristoro is a bit out of the way, but is well worth the trip to Rocca Pia to experience the wonderful food. Once in Rocca Pia, park your car and walk up hill on the main road. The restaurant is located on the left on a side alley. Look for the sign pointing the way. Il Vecchio Ristoro may... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Just back from lovely meal. Great value. Good attentive staff and good homemade pasta. Gaudenzio (owners son) was very knowledgeable and helpful. Will return soon.

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Thank Roy C
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Whenever you are nearby.. please do not pass this without trying their cuisine. I've been here since 2012 and will not stop coming back. The food has been ever so tasteful, prepared with care which you experience in their service and food. Love it and will again come back!

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Thank Diedre Dawn B M
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016

This place is definitely worth a visit. The town (Rocca Pia) is a quaint, beautiful mountain town full of good people and authentic culture. The restaurant takes things up a notch from there. The food here might be the freshest I've ever eaten in a restaurant. This is the kind of place that you want to know about.

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Thank GPCii
Durham, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2015

Good local food, well prepared - and helpful proprietors. This was the first lunch of our Abruzzo holiday and a great start.

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Thank Judi W
Lakewood, Colorado
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2014

We traveled from Colorado to Rocco Pia to trace some heritage. This time of year the village is very quiet. We were the only patrons of the restaurant that evening. The chef and host are the owners (husband and wife, Michele and Nunzia). We were treated extremely well and the food was perfetto! The spinach was picked that day in... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2014

Take time out from your Abbruzzese holiday to visit one of the best restaurants in the region. The food is local and authentic, the service is friendly, warm and personable. The restaurant has been recently renovated in a tasteful and classic style and is quiet and comfortable. We have been visiting for 3 years and it never fails to impress.... More 

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Terracina
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2013

We always have dinner here anytime we visit. Fresh and homemade food served with a smile and a friendly chat.

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Boston
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013 via mobile

This is an exceptional restaurant - run by a wonderful family Michele, Nunzia and their son Gaudenzio. They are warm and welcoming and have a deep respect for the food they cultivate and a passion for the manner in which it is prepared - all perfectly in harmony. We tasted a bit of everything. The antipasto of cheese and salumi... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2013

My husband, myself and our four children (19-6) traveled to Italy with a stop in Rocca Pia, the town my mother's family is from. I wish we could have stayed longer. Seeing the town in which my mother spent her young childhood and meeting people I had only seen in pictures was priceless. The meal we had at Il Vecchio... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 21:30
Monday
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 21:30
Thursday
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 21:30
Friday
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 21:30
Saturday
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Roma 9, 67030 Rocca Pia, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Abruzzo  >  Province of L'Aquila  >  Rocca Pia
  • Phone Number: +39 0864 48481

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?