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What and where to eat in Scanno

A village all to be enjoyed!
where to eat in scanno

Are you planning your next vacation to Scanno, but don't know where you can go to eat once you arriveatǝ?

Well, if so we have good news for you.

Well yes, because in this article we will not only tell you where you could go to eat, but also what are the typical dishes of Scanno.

And you know what?

He really has many, one more exquisite than the other!

Not surprisingly, it is considered a true paradise for lovers of traditional Italian cuisine.


In fact, the village is not only famous for its breathtaking scenery and cultural heritage, as many might think.

But, above all, for its extraordinary culinary tradition!

So get ready, because today we're going to introduce you to the essence of true Abruzzo cuisine 😉

That said, let's begin.

What to eat in Scanno

By now, you have probably figured out that if you are looking for an authentic dining experience, Scanno is the place to visit.

But now the question that arises is:

What are these much-loved dishes?

Here they are 👇

Arrosticini: Arrosticini are skewers composed of grilled sheep meat. Considered, since time immemorial, the emblem of Abruzzo cuisine;

Pasta alla chitarra: Pasta alla chitarra is an Abruzzo specialty prepared with fresh pasta cut into thin strips similar to guitar strings. It is usually served with a fresh tomato and basil sauce;

Legume soups: legume soups are a fundamental part of Abruzzo cuisine. They are prepared with local ingredients such as beans, lentils, chickpeas and often enriched with traditional flavorings;

Local cheeses: Scanno is renowned for its local cheeses, including pecorino and "black-skinned ricotta." Try them as an appetizer or as an accompaniment to your main dishes;

Cold cuts: in terms of cold cuts, Scanno also offers first-rate products, such as wild boar sa usage and liver sausage with honey;

Desserts: if there is one thing in which the village stands out in traditional cuisine, that is desserts. In particular, the most renowned dishes are: mostaccioli, macaroons and the famous Pan dell'Orso


There are some delicacies, aren't there? 😋

But now let's go ahead and figure out where you can actually go and eat them.

Where to eat in Scanno: points of interest

What makes traditional Scannese cuisine so special is encapsulated precisely in its ancient roots, especially with regard to local pastoralism.

In fact, every restaurant in Scanno is capable of offering you a true gastronomic journey that encompasses all the essence of our mountains and local pastoral activity.

Not surprisingly, the meats, vegetables and ingredients used are often and frequently sourced from local farms and producers.

All this is to ensure the highest possible quality at all times.

But do you want to know what the most interesting part is?

Despite the very high quality of the products and raw materials used, the prices of the restaurants in the village are all cheap!

So whatever your budget, you will still be able to secure a seat at the table in one of our venues.

Yes okay, all very nice ...

But where can you go to eat during your stay in Scanno?

Well, despite being a rather small hamlet, there are indeed many restaurants and eateries scattered throughout the area.

Each of them has somewhat different but, at the same time, also very similar characteristics.

The reason?

Leaving aside their special features, they are all extremely "simple" in their architecture.

Remember that visiting Scanno is like taking a plunge into the past....

And you know what?

This is what makes it such a special place!

Experience the excitement of dinner on the edge of the lake, or surroundedǝ by the ancient walls of the old town...

Having such an experience has the power to remain etched in your memories for a lifetime.

So you choose where to experience it, discover all our points of interest now 👇

Ah, one more thing:

Locals are extremely welcoming and would be happy to share with you their favorite places to eat.

So don't hesitate to ask for recommendations on where to enjoy local specialties.

After all, who better to give you such suggestions than they can 😉


A food event we are very proud of as it has been very successful in recent years.

We are talking about Deguscanno, or a 3-day event that encompasses the best of local gastronomy, folklore tradition and hiking in nature.

A wonderful opportunity for you to have an authentic experience and enjoy delicacies prepared by the best local and passionate chefs.

The event is held to coincide with the Glories of St. Martin's Day, so it will be a double experience for you to enjoy in the company of your loved ones.

The program, as mentioned earlier, offers a truly comprehensive package.

It will keep you engagedǝ in food and wine tours, excursions, guided tours, cooking classes with national and international guests, thematic menus and culinary workshops.

So let's face it.

It will be really impossible to get bored with all these appointments 😉

But the best part is that the surprises do not end there:

That's right, because accompanying you will be an atmosphere driven by music and concerts scattered within the walls of the historic center.

Visit the official website to learn more:

Useful tips for planning your experience in Scanno

Finally, we want to end this article by also providing you with some tips that may come in very handy:

Before you leave, carefully plan what will be your stay in Scanno.

Follow the links we have just provided to keep well in mind all the dates and necessary information you need.

The hamlet is somewhat small, but it may still prove convenient to choose accommodations close to the restaurants or eateries you wish to try.

By doing so, you will be able to comfortably enjoy local specialties without having to walk long distances.

All the directions you need can be found at points of interest.


By the time you get to this point, you will have realized that Scanno is much more than just a tourist destination.

It is a place where cooking is an integral part of its ancient culture. 

So for more information about typical dishes or various experiences to enjoy, click the button below 👇 

We will help you make the best arrangements.

And remember:

Scanno is waiting for you!



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