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Reviewed May 5, 2024

Valentina and Nicola and their restaurant Civico 20, in Roccascalegna, have it all. The food is excellent, with the traditional, rustic touch you want. Presented beautiful and with the best flavours. You can sit indoor in cozy environtment or outdoor with one of the best...views around the Majella mountains. Then, not to forget, Valentina and Nicola. Their hospitality is outstanding. And they make you feel at home. If you are from abroad, Valentina speaks English. Couldn't be better! Thank you for making our lunch be a super experience for me and my group. Un bacione /IngridMore

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed October 4, 2023

The Rintrocili Con Funghi E Tartufo is delicious. Light but very filling. The staff The staff speak English and are very friendly and welcoming, and Valentina is charming. And did I mention the view is beautiful.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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ValniK CG, Other at Civico 20, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2023

Dear Brian!! It has been a pleasure to welcoming you at Civico 20 and thank you for the great review! We enjoyed your extra time spent with us after lunch togheter with our amazing friends from US! We hope to see you again soon at...More

Reviewed September 20, 2023 via mobile

Stopped here with my husband before heading off to the Roccascalegne castle for some lunch. It is a cute place with definitely homemade food. Unfortunately I can’t remember the menu names. But I had the pasta with Nonna’s Abruzzesse meat sauce. Really delicious. My husband...had a vegetarian appetizer of corn meal with cheese and egg “meatballs” panned fried and covered with sweet red pepper and tomato sauce—very tasty. He also had the apple strudel dessert which was flakey with a great apple reduction that included cinnamon and course sugar. Service was friendly and efficient.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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ValniK CG, Other at Civico 20, responded to this reviewResponded September 22, 2023

Dear Brenda! It has been a real discovery to meet you and your husband the other day! Our very first time to serve Guests from Hawaii (OMG) We were pleased to learn that you were happy with our proposals and that you have enjoyed our...More

Reviewed August 21, 2023

Fantastic restaurant in a stunning location_ food was first class. Nicola and the team were excellent throughout. Highly recommendMore

Date of visit: August 2023
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ValniK CG, Other at Civico 20, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2023

Dear Mike, Thank you for your wonderful review and sorry for the delay in replying. We are very happy to learn that you have enjoyed the gastronomic Abruzzo experience with us: we were delighted to take care of you every time you come back1 Hope...More

Reviewed May 28, 2023

Once again I had an awesome experience here. This is a restaurant not to be missed. The view is exceptional and so is the food. The host is exceptional too. Despite other restaurants in the area, I chose Civico 20. The best choice.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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ValniK CG, Other at Civico 20, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2023

Dear JillAnn, Thank you so much for your wonderful review and for having been again one of our favourite Guests!! As you have noted, Civico 20 is a RistorArtGallery dedicated to the promotion of Abruzzo through local food and authentic Abruzzo cuisine, because according to...More

Reviewed April 30, 2023

We visited the nearby castle of Roccscalegna with friends when we came across this fantastic find with a splendid view of the castle . Run by Valentina and Nicola, this friendly lunch venue and art gallery with the display of paintings for sale made a...warm and inviting ambience. The locally prepared delicious dishes were well presented. The portions were copious and flavoursome. Both Valentina and Nicola were perfect hosts. Although only open for lunch, the restaurant will open for dinner bookings depending on sufficient clients. When returning to visit the castle we will definitely include this lovely restaurant in our itinerary.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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ValniK CG, Other at Civico 20, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2023

Dear John!, Thank you so much for your review and sorry for the delay iin replying. We are very happy to know that your experience with us was positive and that you have enjoyed our food, service and atmosphere! We look forward to welcoming you...More

Reviewed April 15, 2023

Very nice setting overlooking the old castello in Roccascalegna from the outdoor seating area. Personell is very nice, friendly and professional and the food is super!More

Date of visit: April 2023
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ValniK CG, Other at Civico 20, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2023

Dear Christoffer, It has been a pleasure to accommodate you at Civico 20. Thank you for supporting us in writing the review as feedback to all our visitors and potential future clients. Our aim is always to take care of our Guests serving the best...More

Reviewed February 4, 2023

We stopped and had a wonderful lunch. Excellent and friendly service. Excellent food. Fantastic view. We dined outside and it was a wonderful experience. I decided to travel back to Abruzzo in 2023 and I will come back to Roccascalegna and lunch at Civico 20More

Date of visit: September 2022
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ValentinaJoy, General Manager at Civico 20, responded to this reviewResponded February 9, 2023

Dear JillAnn, Thank you so much for the review! We are happy to learn that you’ve had a wonderful experience with us and we are even happier to learn that you are coming back to Abruzzo this year and that you have already planned to...More

Reviewed December 28, 2022 via mobile

Visiting Civico 20 during our trip to Abruzzo never fails our expectations. The cosy atmosphere and the friendly service is what makes us feel at home every time. The restaurant is so well kept and gives us always a very pleasant feel. The view from...the veranda is just splendid! Now the food... top as always, the flavors and the attention to details makes this our favorite restaurant in this part of Italy for sure! Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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ValentinaJoy, General Manager at Civico 20, responded to this reviewResponded January 27, 2023

Dear Tiziana, It has been a pleasure to accommodate you and your family again at Civico 20. Thank you for supporting us in writing the review as feedback to all our visitors and potential future clients. Our aim is always to take care of our...More

Reviewed November 1, 2022

We have been several times. When our daughter, who is vegan came to visit from America, I asked Valentina if she could accommodate her. No Problem! she said, and she brought up old family recipes and recreated a separate "Vegan" menu. The service is great....The food superb. And the view of the castle is awesome.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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ValentinaJoy, General Manager at Civico 20, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2022

Dear Margaret! Thank you so much for having chosen us and for keeping us among your favorite restaurants! It is a pleasure for us to cook and serve our Guests in order to satisfy any specific single request. We hope to welcome you again soon...More

Reviewed July 10, 2022 via mobile

A recent family trip to Abruzzo included a leisurely pranzo on Civico’s picturesque veranda. Our last visit to Roccascalegna was 4 years ago, and a return to Civico was eagerly anticipated. I can happily report that Civico is still the gem we all remembered! Warm...greetings from Valentina & Nico made us immediately feel at home. Given that it was a very warm day, Valentina’s menu suggestions were much appreciated, too. Quality, local ingredients define Civico. From the antipasti (which included figs from Nico’s father’s garden) to the delicate & flavorful gnocchi, and two different pasta dishes (tomato & mushroom), to the refreshing watermelon to close the meal, we were delighted with the entire experience. Grazie mille, Vale & Nico! You & your Civico team created a memorable experience for our family. 🥰More

Date of visit: July 2022
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ValentinaJoy, General Manager at Civico 20, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2022

Dear Patricia Abruzzo7, Thank you so much for your amazing review! It is always a great pleasure for us to welcome you and your wonderful family back to Civico 20! Our aim, as you know, is to satisfy our Guests with good and authentic food...More

Reviewed June 11, 2022 via mobile

Great Food, Excellent Service, and wonderful view of the Castle. Can not say enough good things about the staff and service. Ate Dinner and liked it so much we came back for breakfast. They treat you like family!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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ValentinaJoy, General Manager at Civico 20, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2022

Dear John, Thank you so much for reviewing us and for having been our Guest together with Dario and the fellow cyclists! Sorry for replying so late...better later than ever ;) Nico and I were happy to have hosted you and your friends at Civico...More

Reviewed May 27, 2022

If you are fortunate enough to be in Abruzzo, please make it a point to visit this lovely town and when there, be sure to dine at this amazing restaurant. The appetizer of fresh baked bread, cheeses and fresh, in the pod fava beans tied...in beautifully to our meal of homemade pastas with truffles, fava beans, bacon and more. The view of the town, mountains and castle creates the perfect atmosphere for food; the restaurant itself is charming and comfortable and decorated beautifully with eclectic art. Best of all, however, was talking with hosts/owners, two of the kindest and most interesting people I have ever met. Their hospitality is second to none, and when we return to Abruzzo in October, we plan to return to Civico20 several times, for the food and the good conversation. Very highly recommended!!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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ValentinaJoy, General Manager at Civico 20, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2022

Dear Linda, thank you for your wonderful review! I am responding only now due to a very busy season and I hope to see you soon this month! We love the fact that you have enjoyed so much our meal proposals and our service and...More

Reviewed May 14, 2022 via mobile

When I travel I hope to find places like this. Amazing food, a great view (castle!), a caring host, and an appreciation for local cuisine. We had a great dinner that started with a large and diverse charcuterie board. Then our group order a variety...of Prashant and prime dishes. Gluten free options were available. We enjoyed it so much we arranged to come back for breakfast two days later where we had and out of this world strudel and simple egg and pancetta on local bread-toast. Perfect.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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ValentinaJoy, General Manager at Civico 20, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2022

Dear Bill, Thank you for your amazing review and thank you for having been our Guest together with your friends! I apologize for replying so late due to a very busy season (just these days I am back to my office work!! Nico and I...More

Reviewed May 12, 2022

Doing some bicycle tourism in Abruzzzo and a friend took us to this place. The food was all delicious and very generously portioned. We had the local charcuterie plate, the egg/cheese croquettes, Ragu pasta and an assortment of roasted meats. When we told the owners...that that we would be biking past in a couple days they insisted on serving us breakfast. We had coffee, incredible fresh made pastries, eggs, toast, fresh orange juice and cappuccinos. As you can see from my pictures the view is amazing. Highly recommended!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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ValentinaJoy, General Manager at Civico 20, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2022

Dear Jason, Thank you for your wonderful review and sorry for replying so late!! It has been a pleasure to welcome you and your group of bikers to our restaurant and that you have enjoyed our cooking proposals and hospitality, including the special breakfast (with...More

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Civico 20 is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5