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Essenza Cucina di Mare


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2017, 2019 Winner


$39 - $55
Italian, Seafood, International, Mediterranean, Contemporary
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Essenza is more than most of the other restaurants. This is high level, throughout the evening. We enjoyed it from the very beginning to the end. Really good sea food, from the grilled polpo to the rombo and sogliole. Nice wine list too. After all...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank Kurt_188
Reviewed July 21, 2019 via mobile

We had our Sunday Lunch during our stay for a short vacation and we definitely love every about the Restaurant but most importantly the FOOD 😋 Excellent restaurant, props UP to the Chef and Excellent Service to the Owner. I would definitely recommend a number...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Vivian_Thakhuli
deSanctis1891, Proprietario at Essenza Cucina di Mare, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Vivian, thank you! Our love for this job is perceivable, i hope so.

Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

I have been to this restaurant with my family to celebrate a special reunion. I was attracted from the good reviews in TripAdvisor and I made the mistake of not asking advise to local people. Although the service was good and the atmosphere very nice...More

Date of visit: May 2018
4  Thank placidap2014
Reviewed October 11, 2017

A beautiful spot with an delightful view. They offer a contemporary take on classic local dishes. Also a nice assortment of the local wines. The pesce crudo appetizer was eight small offerings on a large plate, and could almost be a delicious dinner all by...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Richard D
deSanctis1891, Proprietario at Essenza Cucina di Mare, responded to this reviewResponded October 14, 2017

Thank you for you review. I hope you had enjoyed our beautifull land.

Reviewed August 26, 2017

I'm a lover of the seafood, I always aim to find the best combo between great fresh product and affordable price. the location is almost magical, while eating you can stare at the Trabocco and the beauty of the Adriatic Coast. The staff are impeccable,...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank lisaus2017
Reviewed July 25, 2017

First, the sea view is fantastic! You can see the beach with two trabocchi. The menu presents a good variety (mostly fish and seafood). Dishes were traditional ones with some creative (but well done) "revisitation". Overall an excellent result. A good wine choice, featuring good...More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank Gianni D
Reviewed February 9, 2017

Wrote this before. Not many raters can say they've been on every continent, and even less can say they visited the true great restaurants of this planet. Yet they hand out 5 stars like peanuts... I don't, so if I do it's well considered and...More

Date of visit: February 2017
Thank pallavicina
Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

We accidentally ended up in San Vito as there was an event in Ortona and we couldn't park. Sometimes you get lucky We have visited many restaurants in the area but Essenza has come in at the top 3 immediately The staff is friendly, thoughtful...More

Date of visit: August 2016
Thank bartv625
Reviewed September 12, 2015

This was our first visit to San Vito and we were keen to try the local fish. Whilst looking for a recommended restaurant we came across this one with a shady terrace and a wonderful view so we stayed there instead. The menu was explained...More

Date of visit: September 2015
Thank Nealy68
Reviewed September 7, 2015

This is a smart, modern restaurant specialising in fresh local fish & seafood. The owner was very friendly and happy to help us understand the menu fully. Our chosen dishes included lobster, sea-bass carpaccio, sea bream and mixed seafood. The food was perfectly prepared and...More

Date of visit: July 2015
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