There are no vineyards on either the large or small islands of Grado. Not so much because the
environment is unfavourable, but because there is no need. The nearby mainland offers quality wine with a wide choice of excellent red and white wines from the hills or the plains.
Food and Drink
Grado cuisine: ancient flavours and a unique taste
Oily fish: the table centrepiece in Grado
In addition to its rich history, Grado is even more interesting with the rich flavours of its delicious, local dishes.
Due to the isolation of the village and the difficulties for trade, the rather simple cuisine was originally almost entirely based on local fish, especially fish from the lagoon. People rarely ate meat, which was restricted to migratory birds visiting the lagoon.
The lagoon, therefore, represents the main riches still used in the culinary culture of Grado today and, therefore, oily fish is the mainstay on the menu.
Anchovies (commonly known as “sardoni”), sardines (called “sardelle” here), mackerel, sprats, garfish, grey mullet, mullet, chub mackerel and even tuna give the local cuisine its variety. Local shellfish are also popular in local dishes.
DID YOU KNOW THAT...?
According to connoisseurs, the fish from this area of the Adriatic has more flavour due to the high salt content of the sea and of the shallow waters of Grado’s lagoon.
Discover the local dishes and come and taste them in the centre of Grado.
Restaurant Pizzeria L'Adresse
Fish specialities, pizza and traditional dishes.
Ristorante Bar Acquamarina
Cold and warm dishes, snacks, salads, fruits and cocktails.
Easily accessible from Grado's famous promenade, the restaurant "Marea" is opened not only for hotel guests, but also for external people.
Ristorante Villa Mirella
Typical fish plates and traditional cuisine from Romagna.
Laguna Sky Restaurant
Typical specialties from Grado, local fish and fresh vegetables.
Restaurant Alto Grado
Panoramic restaurant located on the 7th floor of the Hotel Fonzari.
Restaurant Campiello della Vela
Fish specialties, appetizers, first courses, fried and second courses based on fish, seasonal menu, bread, breadsticks and homemade pasta...
Restaurant La Dinette
Family atmosphere, polite and friendly service, competitive prices.
Ristorante La Sirenetta
Home cooking of fish specialties and traditional gradese plates.
Ristorante Pizzeria Al Doge
Offers a lot of different types of pizza and respects the traditional gradese food.
Ristorante Settimo Cielo
Fresh and typical products of our beautiful land can be found at "Ristorante Settimo Cielo".
Antica trattoria alla Fortuna
Pepper, salt, oil and garlic scent... this is where our story comes from.
Ristorante Pizzeria Serenella
Restaurant located at Isola della Schiusa, offers typical dishes and pizza realized with selected flours.
Bar Enoteca Campiello della Torre
Vastissima scelta di vini della Regione, salumi e formaggi tipici, tartine e cicchetti per accompagnare.
Crema & cioccolato (ex bar Rovis)
Ice cream, sweet and salty bakery, coffee and appetizers.
Enoteca gastronomica Wine & Gourmet
At "wine & gourmet" a huge selection of wines and food
Garden Bar - Ville Bianchi
Ideal for those who want to relax during the day in the shade of our pines.
Gelateria La Gioiosa
Homemade ice cream without added additives and colorings, with fresh Friulano milk!
Osteria Da Filomena
Excellent wines from the Collio and the Venezie regions. Cocktail.
Ristorante Enoteca Alla Spiaggia
Restaurant and wine bar in a suggestive location overlooking the sea.
Wide selection of refreshed cocktails, beers and tasting coffees.