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Essenza Cucina di Mare

Largo Olivieri 3, 66038, San Vito Chietino, Italy
+39 0872 61213
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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Italian, Seafood, International, Mediterranean, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Largo Olivieri 3, 66038, San Vito Chietino, Italy
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Reviewed 13 May 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

1  Thank placidap2014
Reviewed 12 October 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

Thank Richard D
deSanctis1891, Proprietario at Essenza Cucina di Mare, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2017

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

Reviewed 26 August 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

Thank lisaus2017
Reviewed 25 July 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

Thank Gianni D
Reviewed 10 February 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

Thank pallavicina
Reviewed 24 August 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

Thank Bart v
Reviewed 12 September 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

Thank Nealy68
Reviewed 7 September 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

Thank Bianconero_59
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$41 - US$58
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
7:30 PM - 12:30 AM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
7:30 PM - 12:30 AM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
7:30 PM - 12:30 AM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
7:30 PM - 12:30 AM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
7:30 PM - 12:30 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Largo Olivieri 3, 66038, San Vito Chietino, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Abruzzo  >  Province of Chieti  >  San Vito Chietino
  • Phone Number: +39 0872 61213
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A SeaView Restaurant in the hear of Costa dei Trabocchi. An elegant dining room furnished in a minimalist style. Essenza is a modern restaurant in keeping with traditional cuisine. The work of the "francesco d'angelo" chef will bring to the table the best of the local fish revisited in a new conception.
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