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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! 

 


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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 and fries - here you'll find all the classics plus daily specials. Pizza, pasta and a variety of desserts are also available and the kitchen remains open until late.

Recommended for Restaurants near Cruise Port because: When you feel like a sandwich or some casual pub style food and a beer - even late at night - head to King Edwards.

Maria's expert tip: Go for a casual pub-style Roman plate and try the carbonara.

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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 cupcakes, not to mention custom designed, high-end chocolate masterpieces. Coffee and tea is served and all products are freshly made on location. There is also an extensive variety of chocolate and sweet treats you can purchase to take home with you.

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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 fried items you'll find at most Italian pizzerias like suppli (fried rice balls) and stuffed zucchini flowers are on the menu too. The atmosphere is super casual with only a few tables available and pizza can be ordered to take away.

Recommended for Restaurants near Cruise Port because: Great atmosphere and real deal Neapolitan style pizza is what you head to Pizzeria O Vesuvio Di Noto Gennaro for.

Maria's expert tip: Try the signature fried pizza - it's salty, soft and fried to golden perfection.

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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 ingredients featuring various cheeses, cold meats and bruschetta. Your hosts are warm and friendly and it will feel like you're part of a big happy Italian family. Local wines are served and all desserts are home made.

Recommended for Restaurants near Cruise Port because: Osteria La Passatella features some of the best Roman cuisine outside of Rome.

Maria's expert tip: Try the house dish of Spaghetti all'Ubriaco (translates literally to drunk spaghetti) made with cripy guanciale (pork cheek), pecorino cheese and pan fried in red wine.

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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 the raw seafood and antipasto delights. Understated, honest and authentic Italian fare and your hosts Federico and Lucia will make you feel just at home.

Recommended for Restaurants near Cruise Port because: At Lo Stuzzichino it's fresh local produce and Italian hospitality as its best.

Maria's expert tip: Seafood lovers, do not miss the seafood soup!

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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 cut it up with scissors if you like. The fritti (fried treats including zucchini flowers stuffed with mozzarella and anchovy) are also delicious. You can't make reservations and there is generally a line of people waiting to get in, but it's so worth it.

Recommended for Restaurants near Cruise Port because: At Pizzeria del Ghetto there's always a queue of locals which guarantees the pizza is great.

Maria's expert tip: Grab a beer with your pizza and if the weather permits, sit outside and catch that sea view.

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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 so crispy thin. Located right by the harbour not far from where the cruise shuttles stop. Outdoor dining is available and the restaurant is open for lunch and dinner. Gluten free requirements are catered for very well.

Recommended for Restaurants near Cruise Port because: Some of Civitavecchia's finest seafood is just a short walk from the port at La Bomboniera.

Maria's expert tip: Leave room for dessert! The traditional Sardinian Seadas - cheese fritters drizzled with honey - are to die for.

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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 bread and mixed bruschette with a glass of prosecco on arrival. The saute of mussels and seafood risotto are just a couple of their house specialties. Outdoor dining is available in the warmer months.

Recommended for Restaurants near Cruise Port because: Off the tourist path at La Sora Maria you'll find quality local produce and delicious seafood with the beautiful backdrop of Civitavecchia's Jewish Ghetto.

Maria's expert tip: Check out the pictures on the wall of the real "Sora Maria"

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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. Their seafood trio which consists of steamed mussels and clams, an octopus and potato salad and calamari salad, is always a crowd pleaser. The house wine is also a great local pick. Both indoor and outdoor dining is available.

Recommended for Restaurants near Cruise Port because: Alta Marea provides a taste of old Napoli right in the heart of Civitavecchia.

Maria's expert tip: For something different, try the seafood pasta in cartoccio - served up in a paper bag.

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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 seafood fans, there's also a great steak and variety of pasta dishes and salads to be had here. Both indoor and outdoor dining are available.

Recommended for Restaurants near Cruise Port because: A... Gustarello features home cooking and seafood all with a view of the sea. Doesn't get much better than this!

Maria's expert tip: Start with the the saute of mussels or the fried anchovies with mozzarella and be sure to try the linguine pasta with clams and pesto pistacchio.

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