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

September 28, 2017 Oliva Fomby

Discover the best restaurant in Castro, Italy including Mustafa', Aria Corte, Lu Spilu Ostaria Trattoria, Da Amedeo, Friggitoria Isola del Sole, Ristorante Bagno Marino Archi, Grotta del Conte, Trattoria Da Abramo, Agriturismo Montenachiro, Ristorante Underground
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1. Mustafa'

Via Romi 48, 73030 Vignacastrisi, Italy Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +39 328 407 5691
Excellent
44%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 171 reviews

Mustafa'

Reviewed By Martin W - London

Had amazing shellfish macaroni. Excellent wines, friendly service and large portions. Great place for a chilled out and inexpensive dinner. Closed on Mondays out of season so check in advance. We went twice during our stay.

2. Aria Corte

Via Roma 30, 73030 Marittima, Diso, Italy Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly +39 0836 920648
Excellent
39%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
10%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 221 reviews

Aria Corte

Reviewed By JAGJoondalup - Perth, Australia

Very busy and popular restaurant serving authentic home cooked food. The antipasti selection is amazing, especially the octopus and potato salad. The seafood pasta dishes were all fantastic, and they offered the choice of smaller fresh prawns, or larger frozen ones. We took the smaller prawns and they were fantastic. Another standout dish is the fillet of beef with rocket and Parmesan. Delicious! It is a family run business and the chef personally comes out to see that all the diners are enjoying their food. We also witnessed some of the family squabbles which only added to the authenticity!
Reasonably priced, €35 per person for 3 courses and drinks.

3. Lu Spilu Ostaria Trattoria

Via Fratelli Bandiera 7 | Lecce, 73032, Andrano, Italy Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +39 329 927 4036
Excellent
60%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 219 reviews

Lu Spilu Ostaria Trattoria

Reviewed By gherrick - Bari, Italy

The antepaste were delicious. The zuppe di pesce was made with very fresh pesce, but had little flavor [unsalted], and the pesce still had scales, which detracted from the pleasure of the fresh fish. Still, I'd return, especially now that we know how to find it.

4. Da Amedeo

Via Sant'Antonio 46, 73030 Castro, Italy Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +39 0836 947040
Excellent
45%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
7%
Terrible
9%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 479 reviews

Da Amedeo

Reviewed By Angelica N

Da Amedeo is not located in the marina, but is nevertheless more than worth at least one visit if you go to Castro.
The food was excellent, the wine pairings as well and the service efficient, kind and professional. The Terrace was beautiful and cozy.
We highly recommend you to go to Da Amedeo, in our opinion the best restaurant in Castro.

5. Friggitoria Isola del Sole

Via Panoramica, 73030 Castro, Italy Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +39 0836 943078
Excellent
32%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
6%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 1 reviews

Friggitoria Isola del Sole

Reviewed By enricoallievi - como

the view is great, the concept good, the food is what you pay for .
Except the "fritto di paranza" fried fish made with the catch of the day, all other options were somehow anonymous and with little taste. There is no service , you need to go at the cash desk , fill your order by ticking your wishes and wait to be called. You are waiter and cutomer at the same time . It is quick and above average priced for what and how you get . It seems a popular destinations as the place was full also in a late september lunch . Wine of irrelevant quality , enjoy the view that is the only thing worth to be remembered

6. Ristorante Bagno Marino Archi

Via Fontanelle, 73020 Santa Cesarea Terme, Italy Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +39 0836 944214
Excellent
34%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
4%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 362 reviews

Ristorante Bagno Marino Archi

Reviewed By Brendan G - LONDON

Excellent, HUGE wafer-thin based pizzas overlooking beautiful lido. Good value. For a small extra service charge you can have a table on a private (shared) balcony over the lido which is lit up at night. It’s quite the romantic setting.

7. Grotta del Conte

Via Duca del Mare, 73030 Castro, Italy Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +39 0836 943349
Excellent
55%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
6%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 922 reviews

Grotta del Conte

Reviewed By Mike K - Phoenix, Arizona

We have a Roman friend who grew up in Salento, who highly recommended Grotta. It is not inexpensive €60 pp with wine, but it is a remarkable value. The setting alone creates a lasting memory with Adriatic views that sparkle in the sunlight. The dining room itself is spacious and bright, a plus for us. The service is formal, and omnipresent but not intrusive. The seafood was fresh and superbly prepared. This is how you celebrate friendship.

8. Trattoria Da Abramo

Via Umberto Primo 130, 73020 Santa Cesarea Terme, Italy Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +39 320 892 6500
Excellent
37%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
6%
Terrible
8%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 334 reviews

Trattoria Da Abramo

Reviewed By travelsoapy - Portsmouth, United Kingdom

Very good food. Abramo does the cooking and his wife runs the table service. Very friendly. Little english. Cooking lika ma Mamma used to maka!

9. Agriturismo Montenachiro

Str. Com. Scaledde, 73030 Vignacastrisi, Italy Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Italian, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Late Night +39 347 400 3801
Excellent
37%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
5%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 198 reviews

Agriturismo Montenachiro

Reviewed By Giuseppe Rossan... L - Milano, It

Very good location, in the yards. Local 'basic' food. Excellent antipasti and choice of handmade pastas. I liked a lot the grilled meat.
Wine (homemade) was decent but cold......
Price was amazing (18 euro each)
We had to wait ages to get food. We arrived there at 7 50 (it was empty) but we could not leave before 22.......

10. Ristorante Underground

Via Vittorio Veneto 2, 73030 Castro, Italy Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$306 +39 0836 943898
Excellent
47%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
4%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 780 reviews

Ristorante Underground

Reviewed By Flo D - Lyon, France

Was expecting a nice authentic seafood restaurant.
Ordered ham and mozzarella to share with my girlfriend as a starter, was a bit disappointed as among all the restaurants we've been to in Italy it was the first time that the mozzarella had no taste at all...
For an Italian restaurant specialised in seafood, let's say it wasn't the place to eat good cheese but anyway.
Then fish and pasta, got my plate 5min before my girlfriend got hers, which was the first time I have seen waiters not serving everyone at the same time..
After taking off the bones and not consumable parts of the fish, I had 3 pieces to eat. Thanks god I had pasta to fill me.

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