Fresh Seafood, Local Cuisine and Seaviews: Where to Eat in Civitavecchia

With a strong focus on local produce, Civitavecchia has a great variety of places to eat of varying cuisines and price ranges. A port city, seafood is of the highest quality here and cucina romana (local roman cuisine) also features heavily. Restaurants are located throughout the city including along the lungomare (sea promenade) and within the old medieval town center. The main street Via Garibaldi which lies between the port and the train station (along the promenade) features many restaurants, pizzerias and bars and is popular with both locals and tourists. Piazza Fratti in the old Ghetto (which lies east of the main pedestrian shopping strip Corso Centocelle) is also very popular and quite lively in the evenings.  

In the warmer months, many venues offer outdoor dining and near the beach at Il Pirgo, there are a few cafes to choose from. Whether you're after a casual seafood affair, pizza, fine dining or cucina romana (roman cuisine) you'll find something to treat your appetite.  

Being so close to the sea and with many places offering prized views one would think exorbitant prices, but because of its distance from Rome, authentic and quality food can be found at a reasonable price - and without tourist traps. Buon appetito! 




Civitavecchia's answer to and English or Irish Pub, Kind Eward has been serving up casual pub fare for almost 20 years. The pub serves a range of international as well as local beers among other local wines. Sandwiches, crepes, steaks, burgers...  Read More



This is Civitavecchia's most decadant cafe and shop. It's where chocolate and art come together and you will no doubt enter dessert heaven when you visit this family run choc-cafe. You can feast on a wide variety of cakes, muffins, pastries and...  Read More



Authentic Neapolitan style pizza in the heart of Civitavecchia. You would normally have to travel to Naples for pizza this good! While Roman pizza is renowned for being thin, this Neapolitan style is thin but has a thicker crust. The classic...  Read More



La Passatella is family run and where you should head for tasty Roman cuisine (cucina Romana). You'll find all the classics here like carbonara, cacio e pepe, amatriciana and tripe. The mixed antipasto changes daily and is a selection of local...  Read More



Seafood is the specialty here and this is what the locals come here to enjoy. In particular, the seafood soup (or chowder) which is packed full of delicious and local fresh fish cooked in a variety of ways. The fried stuff is great, as is are...  Read More



This casual pizza place is a popular hangout for the Civitavecchia locals. Don't expect anything fancy or an extensive menu. There are only two types of pizza on the menu but they are both amazing. Pizza is served to you on paper and they will...  Read More



This family run business specialises in fine Sardinian influenced seafood and highlights local produce like anchovies and lobster. Sardinian bread 'pane carasau' is a house specialty. Often known as 'carta di musica' or music sheet because it is...  Read More



This family owned trattoria in the Jewish Ghetto area of Civitavecchia has been in operation since 1885. Popular amongst locals and tourists, seafood is their specialty and they serve up some of the finest in the area. Usually the owners offer...  Read More



This waterfront seafood restaurant is conveniently located near the Civitavecchia train station and the port. With Neapolitan influences, the seafood is the stand out but the pizza is also of very high quality and made with local ingredients....  Read More



This is Italian home-cooking at its best and with a view of the sea. From the waiters to the owners, you will feel welcome from the minute you arrive until the minute you leave.Seafood is the specialty and is a must try. For those who aren't...  Read More


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