When I was doing a guided tour through the historical center of Grado, we walked behind the basilica and saw this lovely terrace with umbrella’s in the sun. It looked so nice! My guide said that it was a really good restaurant, although a bit pricey, so when my host from the tourism board took me here for lunch, I was definitely excited about it!
Tavernetta All’Androna in Grado, Italy
If the terrace wasn’t out there on the little square, you almost wouldn’t notice this restaurant as it’s tucked away from the main street behind the church. The terrace is only small, but they have plenty of seating inside as well.
As it was super sunny when I was in Grado, of course we chose the terrace. We were there at about 1PM, but it was completely empty, with only some other people arriving when we’d almost finish. All the service just for us then! :D
The menu looked really balanced, which I love! When there are too many options to choose from, I always freak out and it takes me an hour to decide, so here it was a lot easier. Yes, the meals are pricey, but as I would soon find out… definitely worth it.
On recommendation of my host, I went for the “Padellata all”Androna”. A ‘Padella’ is a pan in Italian, so hence the name. It was filled with a white wine and tomato broth topped with the most amazing seafood: mussels, clams, shrimp and Capelonghe (these long razorblade shells)… yummmm
The meal was quite filling actually, but hey. Couldn’t say no to my chocolate “millefoglie” with figs, couldn’t I?
My host Christina went for a desert with cream and apricot, looked amazing as well!
Yes, ok, this place is a bit more pricey than most of the restaurants in Grado. But with that seafood dish that I chose, I would definitely pay that price to eat here again! The location is great and the staff really friendly, so I can recommend to check it out when you’re in Grado!
Name: Tavernetta all’Androna
Address: Calle Porta Piccola, 6, Grado GO, Italy
Phone: +39 0431 80950
Order: I LOVED their seafood “Padellata”
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Disclaimer: I was invited to Grado by TBnet and Commune di Grado as part of the #FollowGrado campaign. All opinions and photos in this article are 100% my own.