Zero Miglia in Grado, Italy
Zero Miglia is always busy and once you find a seat, you understand why. The staff is friendly, they have a lovely terrace overlooking the fishers boats in the old harbour and when the sun sets, a magical golden glow falls down on the restaurant.
You can sit either inside or outside. The first time I had dinner here, we had a spot inside (it does get chilly in the evenings, so that was nice). The second time I was here for lunch and we got a spot on the terrace out front.
By the way, your menu comes in the shape of a little boat. So cute!
If the Italian menu scares you, don’t worry. They also have it in German and English, so you should be able to figure out what to order. If not, just ask the ladies serving you, or point at anything on the menu. It’s all fresh (the fish market is literally next door), so you can’t really go wrong.
My starter: buratta with grilled mullet, olives, sun-dried tomatoes and pine nuts (“Burrata, otregan brusao (cefali grigliati), pomodorini, taggiasche, pinoli“)
Christina from the tourism board went for her favourite: marinated anchovis (“alici marinate”)
For a main, I chose the local specialty “Boreto”. This is a fish of the day (leftover parts of the ‘good fish’, with white polenta (“Boreto de pesse alla grades, con polenta”)
When I returned for lunch, I chose the mixed fried fish and vegetable tempura, served in a scoop (“Fritto Misto con pesci e verdura in tempura, in sessola”)… Oh my gosh it was so much, but so good!
Yes, after that scoop of fried fish I managed to still order vanilla ice cream with berries (“gelato alla vaniglia con frutti di bosco”) for desert (after the dinner the first day, we had gelato somewhere else, which is another typical thing to do here)
It’s easy to see why this restaurant is always packed with people. The atmosphere is great and the food even better. Perhaps reserve a table ahead, because you don’t want to miss this experience while you’re in Grado! buon appetito!
Name: Zero Miglia
Address: Riva E.Dandolo, 22, 34073 Grado GO, Italy
Phone: +39 0431 80287
Order: I went here twice and had the typical “Boreto” the first time, then the amazing (big portion!) “Frito Misto”, both so tasty!
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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.