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“The best fresh seafood of Ascoli Picino”

Restaurant Del Corso
Ranked #43 of 228 Restaurants in Ascoli Piceno
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 13 March 2016

Everything was enjoyment! From the appetizers to the main course including an excellent local white wine. The waiter is parts of the walls as probably the cook too....

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Thank Guy G
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Reviewed 24 September 2014

I feel a little uneasy to title this review 'authentic Italian fish retaurant' because I am not in a position to judge what genuine 'authentic' is. However I have no difficulty in believing it is authentic, not in a contrived way for presentation purposes, but in doing what they do the way that they do it. A fish retaurant it certainly is, 100%. Both the authentic and fish tags could be taken to be unreservedly positive, and for those dinners seeking these characteristics out they are. So the Excellent reviews are both understandable and deserved. Others may conclude: 'I'm glad I went, but just once'.
The restaraunt is small and tucked away amongst back streets and alleys, so not easy to find. Though we had booked we were the first to arrive and they were not ready for us, so we went and had a glass of wine nearby and returned in half an hour. This didn't feel like a problem, just 'authentic'. Ordering is not about ticking menus but a chat with the owner who is eager to explain and to adjust here and there. Authentic. He is about seafood, not presentation in elegant surroundings, and it's seafood not just fish - a wide range of seafood was to be found on the few plates we had. Price for both food and wine: very reasonable.
So if you're serious about seafood and authentic Italian then go there, if your not (and it's ok not to be) go there anyway, it's an experience. If you definately don't like seafood and rustic (read unpretentious not rough) Italian then go somewhere else, there is good food to be had for everyone in Ascoli Piceno!

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Thank David E
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Reviewed 6 June 2014

Wow! The "antipasto" of mixed seafood is practically a glorious meal in itself. It comes out in stages. If you plan to order anything else, you probably want to stick to one antipasto for every 2 people. It's big. It starts off with a plate of shrimp and other goodies, then moves on to a wonderful fava bean and cuttlefish sort of stew - very flavorful, then some whole langostinos, and finally mussels. All terrific. We only had room for a "primo" after that: we tried the spaghetti frutti di jmare and the fish "soup", both excellent. The soup is in quotes because it was not what you'd normally think of as a soup, rather various kinds of small fish - with some bones - covered with a small amount of flavorful broth. The spaghetti dish had shrimp (I think) and cuttlefish in a sauce with excellent flavor. Try the biscotti with Vincotto for dessert. Vincotto is cooked and aged Vin Santo, a specialty of the area and very good for dipping. The owner, who is very accommodating, suggested a local white wine that was excellent. The restaurant is quite small but we had no trouble getting in at about 9:00 on a week night. Cute place with great seafood!

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Reviewed 3 June 2014

Outstanding fish restaurant in the medieval centre of Ascoli Piceno. As you would expect in any restaurant worth its salt, the proprietor takes his work extremely seriously. There is no menu, just a recitation... It is always advisable to allow for the succession of antipasti that arrive - these constitute a meal in itself. Unless you are particularly ravenous, best advice is to then order a smaller quantity of primi - ours was a delicious combination of squid and beans in a marinara "bisque". Quite superb. The frittura was equally good, with a lsorbetto al limone - a drink infused with vodka. the House Falerio (local Southern Marche white grape variety) is also good. Best to book.

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Thank InspectorFoodie
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Reviewed 8 March 2014

Lunch on a wet Saturday in March was superb. Fresh fish only, no written menu, first class inexpensive wine, a perfect match to the fish. All but 2 tables where booked by locals who raved about the place when we chatted to them. We'd suggest having a primo and then a secondo as fish alone won't fill you up.
€71 for 2.

If you like fish this a "must eat here" restaurant as the quality of ingredients and cooking is outstanding. Rustic and simple. Italy at it's best. Closed Mondays.

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Thank peterandanna
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