Where to Eat in Province of Crotone: The Best Restaurants and Bars

July 20, 2017 Tonie Szymanski

The province of Crotone (Italian: provincia di Crotone) is a province in the Calabria region of southern Italy. It was formed in 1992 out of a section of the province of Catanzaro. The provincial capital is the city of Crotone. It borders the provinces of Cosenza, Catanzaro, and also the Ionian Sea. It contains the mountain Pizzuta, the National Park of the Sila, Montagnella Park, and the Giglietto Valley. Crotone was founded in 710 BCE. It participated in the Second Punic War against the Roman Republic.
Things to do in Province of Crotone

1. Ristorante Da Ercole

Viale Antonio Gramsci 122, 88900 Crotone, Italy Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +39 0962 901425
Excellent
62%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 399 reviews

Ristorante Da Ercole

Reviewed By AmsterdamNico - Amsterdam

Very pleasant, somewhat elegant place with garden-terrace in the back, ideal in summer. High rating in guides (such as Gambero Rosso) well deserved, this is probably the best place in town and far beyond for fresh sea-food well prepared, perfectly cooked. All dishes we had were highly tasteful, for instance great fish-soup as a starter. Excellent value for money.

2. La Pignata

Vico Orfeo 8, 88900 Crotone, Italy Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +39 0962 22984
Excellent
52%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 403 reviews

La Pignata

Reviewed By apis42 - Caserta, Italy

It's a small restaurant not far from the port, in vico Orfeo, behind an anonimous door!
when you find it, sit in the small room and be ready to taste original calabrese food.
Start with "Sardedda", spicy hot sauce on slices of country bread, shrimps, octopuses salad, "frittule" and cruditées. If you are still hungry try the risotto with sea food. Fish is fresh and well prepared. Final surprise, a fantastic home made cake and a free bitter!
good quality and best price.

3. Ristorante Teatro Tenda Ampollino

Lago Ampollino | Trepido, 88836, Cotronei, Italy Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa Italian Lunch HK$94 - HK$243 +39 339 375 2159
Excellent
74%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 130 reviews

Ristorante Teatro Tenda Ampollino

Reviewed By Mari-anne H - Sydney, Australia

This was a surprise! A bit out of the way but the drive is lovely and you would not want to miss this food. We didnt speak a lot of italian and basically said bring us what you think. The food was fantastic, great regional italian food along with a good house wine. Dont miss it.

4. Ruris Ristorante

Località Mazzotta, 88841, Isola di Capo Rizzuto, Italy Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options +39 0962 791460
Excellent
73%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 324 reviews

Ruris Ristorante

Il ristorante Ruris di Isola di Capo Rizzuto è sicuramente una delle migliori cucine che si possono gustare inCalabria. Sito a pochi chilometri da Crotone e dalla bellissima Area Marina Capo Rizzuto, Ruris è un ristorante elegante in cui poter gustare piatti raffinati di pesce e abbinamenti ricercati per veri gourmet. Grandi materie prime locali, pesce fresco e ortaggi biologici coltivati in proprio, sono gli ingredienti che, tra le mani dello chef Natale Pallone, si trasformano in ricette di grande appeal. Grazie alle eleganti sale arredate con gusto e al verde circostante, il ristorante Ruris è adatto anche per l’organizzazione di banchetti aziendali e matrimoni.

Reviewed By bimbi66 - Italy

Really different, compared to the other restaurants in the surroundings. Very elegant and formal ambience, few tables, quiet. A bit less traditional in the menu, great dishes with attention to the quality of the ingredients. Could be a 5, but somehow I found it a bit "cold".

5. Ristorante Bar Pagus

Strada Statale 106, 88841, Isola di Capo Rizzuto, Italy Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Steakhouse, Grill Lunch, Dinner +39 333 382 4896
Excellent
53%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 314 reviews

Ristorante Bar Pagus

Reviewed By bimbi66 - Italy

It's all about meat in this place. That's the reason we went there, looking for something different after some days in this area. Good variety of cuts and generous dishes, prepared in a proper way. Unfortunately not supported by the most important thing: meat quality.

6. L'Aquila d'Oro

Via Sant'Elia 7 | Cirò superiore, 88811 Ciro Marina, Italy Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Italian Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +39 0962 38550
Excellent
60%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 181 reviews

L'Aquila d'Oro

Reviewed By Curiositeam - London, United Kingdom

Perhaps the most fulfilling and tasty food experience I had in Calabria through the various restaurants visited.The series of appetizers (around 6 dishes) show the richness of this land:
from 'nduja, guanciale, sardines, sardine eggs bruschetta to the potatoes and peppers of the Sila.The homemade metal rod maccheroni with mushrooms and sausage to the artichokes.
As second course: sheep oven backed.
All picked and raised from this land as well as the Cirò of Zu Lorenzu, a local who, like many other families, fermented his must at home.
congratulations for being able to keep the traditions of Calabria so very alive.
A large selection of Cirò labels (that's the wine that you can combine with both fish and meat or vegetables here).Total bill with 3 full courses,coffee,liqueur and sweets (and two bottles of wine) : under 60e.
perhaps both the internal and external design lacks of all the tasteful feelings experiences but this, for some, makes it an even more amazing treasure.

7. Trattoria La Bussola

Via Annibale Barca, 88841 Le Castella, Isola di Capo Rizzuto, Italy Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Italian Lunch, Dinner +39 329 276 9164
Excellent
66%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 588 reviews

Trattoria La Bussola

Only fresh fish and top quality directly from our boats.

Reviewed By Francesca843 - Boston, Massachusetts

My husband and I stopped by this restaurant attracted by good reviews on trip advisor. The place is nice and clean, very traditional and warm. However, there is something that I hate when you go to these kind of places: there is no menu with prices since the excuse is "we tell you what we can offer on the basis of daily catch". Ok, this is good, but at least put a sign saying "appetizers range from-to, pasta from-to etc..."...then you can have a clue. If it wasn't for this, i would rate the restaurant 5 * for the quality of food. Maybe 4* considering the small portions. We paid 26 € each for appetizer (selected by owner), tuna and grilled squid (just 1 squid!!!! and a very small piece of tune for two people) and a lemon sorbet. No wine at all. In our opinion the price is set on the basis of guests' looking.
Io e mio marito ci siamo fermati in questo ristorante grazie alle buone recensioni di trip advisor. Il posto è molto carino e pulito, tradizionale e accogliente. Tuttavia, se c'è una cosa che odio quando vado in questi ristoranti a conduzione familiare è che non propongono un menu scritto con in prezzi in chiaro, poichè a scusa più ricorrente è "il menu ve lo diciamo noi in base al pescato del giorno. Ok, vada per il pesce fresco, ma almeno dare una indicazione sul range di prezzi degli antipasti, o dei primi etc, almeno ti fai un'idea di quello che puoi prendere.Se non fosse stato per questo avrei dato 5 stelle al ristorante per a qualità del cibo, forse 4 considerando la scarsità delle porzioni.Abbiamo pagato 26 € a persona per due antipasti (selezionati dal proprietario), una fetta di tonno grigliato e una seppia grigliata (una!!!) e 2 semifreddi al limone. Non abbiamo preso vino. Secondo noi il prezzo è deciso all'istante in base all'apparenza degli ospiti!

8. White Beach

Via Vittorio Emanuele 2, 88811 Ciro Marina, Italy Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +39 346 879 0179
Excellent
58%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 274 reviews

White Beach

Reviewed By A TripAdvisor Member

A highlight of our trip to this part of Italy. Lovely classy surroundings in a beautiful part of Calabria. Food, service and staff all excellent - would definitely recommend. The signature 'White' antipasti were delicious. Great spot for families as well.

9. Bella Napoli da Luca

Via Stazione 4 | Via Largo Stazione, 88811 Ciro Marina, Italy Free Off-Street Parking, Reservations Italian, Pizza Dinner, Late Night +39 340 625 9776
Excellent
63%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 288 reviews

Bella Napoli da Luca

Reviewed By Raffaele A

Mangiare una pizza a ciro ‘ e credere di essere a Napoli
E’ quello che si prova a mangiare la pizza alla bella Napoli , l’impatto il pomodoro e la cottura tutto fa si ‘ che ci si senta a Napoli almeno con il palato , da ritornarci

10. Il Conte di Melissa

Il Conte di Melissa Strada Statale 106, 88814 Torre Melissa, Italy Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer Italian, Seafood, Barbecue, International, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +39 349 641 4845
Excellent
73%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 176 reviews

Il Conte di Melissa

Reviewed By GiancarloBuonarroti - Washington DC

A very excellent dinner with accomodating hosts. The food as pictured was delicious fresh and top quality. We enjoyed it very much. The hostess and young waiter were excellent. Very pleasant people. We will return.

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