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“Dinner for 3.”

Ristocarne on the Road
Ranked #8 of 104 Restaurants in Ortona
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed August 7, 2017

This is no no nonsense place! When the owner comes to take your order, he explains what cuts on offer, how much they cost and if you want lean or fatty. I think on average they charge around 40 euros per kilogram, which I think good value for money.
They sell beef from all over the world and not just Italian. Service is brilliant, food is brilliant, very popular with the locals, the place is always busy.

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Andrei R
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Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

As long as you stay on the beef cut everything is fine, no matter what you take.
We had some starters: carpaccio followed by veal rolls with rocket and gorgonzola cheese, both raw of course. Supreme.
The dinner continued with a special Japanese breed - Kobe Wagulem -(now bred in Italy) grown with hand massages and music. The meat was like butter.
A lava stone grill is set on the table to complete the cooking as you please.

Regrettably lamb was not the same, too old and salty in my opinion. Arrosticini (lamb skew) was different: hand made, tasty... Delicious.

Overall the experience was good and the cost perfect for what we eat (in comparison to the "matured" one I have to buy in the UK for the same price).

Interesting wine list, though I would have expected my red wine being served chilled.

Things that can be improved are the dessert list, with a better home made selection and the toilet that were not clean (at the very beginning of the service) nor supplied with soap and towels. They are also not in line with the standards.

Last but not least, there should be more coordination between the kitchen and the grill. In fact, we have been served (delicious - with the exception of fries) local vegetables way before the meat, which almost forced us to eat bread.

Final note about the owner: Dino is a very nice person, with plenty of experience when it comes to meat (he used to be a butcher for 10 years before opening the restaurant).

Date of visit: August 2016
Thank aguyfromitaly
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Reviewed July 27, 2016

We spent few days in Ortona and after many fish-menues we were looking for meat. So TA gave us this suggestion.
The place is outside, the place is basic but the people welcome you as if you would come home and the meat choice is huge. Regardles what your choice is (italian, US, LatinAmerica, Kobe beef it is fantastic, tender and well aged. Best beef ever eaten. Make sure you do not order to much startes or side dishes, the beef you get is big and so good, that you will not be able to leave a bite.
Go and find your new beef-paradise.

Date of visit: July 2016
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Thank Giorgio-BL
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Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

If you are a meat lover, this place is a must visit category. It's open just on the evening, as Iremember at 20:00.
It's not a fancy place, but the owner/chef will create a frendly atmonsfere.

Date of visit: June 2016
Thank Attila_Banga
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Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

Recently visit Ortona and went to "on the Road" steakhouse. From the outside you properly would give this resturant a second thought but it is amazing. From when we entered the staff were nothing but friendly and the steak was the best i have ever tasted. See photos on there website also.

Date of visit: April 2016
Thank 085darrent
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