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“Unique experience in the mountain meadow of Abruzzo”
Review of Ristoro Mucciante

Ristoro Mucciante
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Fast Food, Grill
Dining options: Breakfast
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Dining options: Breakfast
Reviewed July 7, 2018

This place is really busy on the weekends in the summer. And the people on motorcycles love to make it their destination spot for lunch when taking the bike rides in the mountains. You purchase your meat - lamb pieces on wooden sticks -- and cook it yourself on the charcoal roasting barbques they have set up. Eat at a picnic table or bring your own table and chairs and set them up on the meadow. A wonderful place to come for lunch in the great outdoors. Tip - make it up here on a weekday and their are many less people. Spring time provides millions of colorful wildflowers. And there are many places to take a hike. Just a really unique experience in a really beautiful place.

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed May 20, 2017 via mobile

Situated in the mountains near Castel del Monte the only way to fully appreciate this eatery is to is it it. No review will truly do the set up and location justice but here goes.
The drive up is via some seriously windy and steep roads but the rewards are fantastic. Suddenly the mountains fold back to reveal a stunningly beautiful plain, with views for miles. At about 2100m above sea level it can be a lot cooler than by the coast but what a relief on on a hot summers day!! The restaurant is not your typical eatery. Instead it's a small shop selling sausage, cheese, arrosticini and other meats and breads much of which is produced locally. You purchase what takes your fancy then take it outside to cook on one of the many BBQ' s that are lit and ready to go. They also sell wine, soft drinks plus water and ice creams. Despite being miles from civilisation the prices are really reasonable, certainly the food cost no more than we had been paying in our local town. There are lots of tables and chairs outside but also masses of space if you prefer to bring your own rugs and picnic gear. Make a day of it, that's what the Italians seem to do. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: August 2016
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Reviewed March 20, 2017

The scenery is stunning. The quality of the meat is excellent. The atmosphere around the place is stunning. Cook it yourself with ready made, lit, bar-b-ques. It is just stunning

Date of visit: July 2016
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Reviewed October 17, 2016

So fun to bbq our arrosticini (little skewers of meet) and sausages, then eat them with wonderful pecorino cheese, chunks of bread, and the house wine. It was a brisk autumn day with wonderful clouds to add to the truly beautiful scenery. Mostly outdoor seating...you want to see the views. And the tasty food made you truly happy to be eating here. I don't know that this is "on the way" to anywhere, but certainly worth a detour if you're anywhere in the vicinity. Absolutely wonderful.

Date of visit: September 2016
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Reviewed August 29, 2016

This is such a great idea. They sell meat - really good meat of all description(no chicken I could see but everything else). They have many lit bbqs outside and arosticini bbqs. You buy your meat, they give you plates and kitchen paper and off you go. Cook, sit at the bbq tables and eat to your heart's content. The setting is gorgeous with 360° views of the Gran Sasso and surrounding area. It is just such a simple idea but fantastic. They also sell drinks, cheese, bread etc but not any green stuff so take that if you want any healthy addition. We are definitely going again and have two further trips planned before the weather changes.

Date of visit: August 2016
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