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“A really excellent restaurant”
Review of Il Desco

Il Desco
Ranked #1 of 210 Restaurants in Ascoli Piceno
Price range: $34 - $50
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Centrally located in a mansion.Elegant but warm and cozy shabby chic style.Open for over a year and a half, offers traditional dishes of meat and fresh fish every day.Great attention to raw materials, cleaning and accurate service.Very good wine with predominant attention to the best local wineries.In summer you can eat in the 'open in a garden located inside the restaurant.
Teramo
Level 6 Contributor
101 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“A really excellent restaurant”
Reviewed October 24, 2012

This place has a great ambience, even though being a Wednesday lunchtime, it was quiet with only one other table occupied. However, the layout of the restaurant is such that with dining areas being stylishly sectioned (plus a great outside space that must be great in the summer), it didn't feel empty. The decor is a mix of contemporary and traditional and has a really warm feel about the place. The "stairway to heaven" of the wine is a nice quirky touch.

We arrived a little early without a reservation and was asked if we would mind coming back in 20 minutes or so... and we are so glad we did. The food was outstanding and it made a great change to have dishes where some thought had gone into their creation, rather than just turning out the standard fayre that one finds in so many tradtional Italian restaurants. The desserts were also well presented and delicious. The service was attentive and informative.

All in all a fabulous lunch and we will definitely go back and this place will be on or list of recommended places to eat for our guests when they visit Ascoli Piceno.

  • Visited October 2012
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rocou
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Superb surprise”
Reviewed October 1, 2012

Somehow got in there without a reservation (not recommended). The decor is splendid (should really have taken a picture of the wine "cellar" in the staircase), menu is an interesting mix of creative-on-traditional-italian, service is perfect, and the food even better. All at a far-from-Rome price.

Visited September 2012
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Harmony, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great restaurant!”
Reviewed September 14, 2012

This restaurant goes beyond your expectations! The food was fabulous, as was the wine. The staff was very attentive and caring. The owner/chef took such pride in his food and it was obvious. Fresh, homemade, and delightful dishes were served. Don't miss the squid/ calamari.

  • Visited September 2012
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1 Thank Rawtp
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Brussels, Belgium
Level 6 Contributor
188 reviews
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“Superb seafood restaurant”
Reviewed September 7, 2012

We have been to quite some restaurants in Ascoli Piceno during our two visits over the past two years and I can only say that this has been the best we've been to so far.

Ask for a table on the garden terrace of the restaurant if you're looking for a beautiful, romantic spot on a warm evening. The waiter (who speaks excellent English by the way) was very helpful and came up with excellent suggestions.

We ate absolutely fabulous seafood: we started with a round of excellent seafish antipasti, a gorgeous dorade as main course and a superb dessert. A good white, excellently cooled Italian wine made it even more perfect. The owner even offered us a pousse-café!

This was a perfect evening with fabulous food!

  • Visited August 2012
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1 Thank Erik_Tervuren
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Rome, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Best restaurant I've been too in a long time!”
Reviewed September 2, 2012

Excellent atmosphere, it felt like being home. The owners have done an excellent job with the setting. They are also very friendly and take care of every detail to make you feel at home and enjoy the evening.
The food is FANTASTIC! I was there twice and was able to taste quite a few dishes. Homemade and local with a touch of finesse that makes this place absolutely unique! Will definitely go back when visiting Ascoli in the future.

  • Visited August 2012
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