Grado: the pearl of the Adriatic between sea, art and nature

A small pearl of the Adriatic Sea, also known as the "Island of the Sun", Grado is known as an ideal holiday resort for families, thanks to its fine sandy beaches, its people-friendly facilities and its many entertainment activities for young and old visitors.


Grado's cuisine is linked to the maritime tradition and offers numerous dishes based on fresh fish and local products. Among the island's typical dishes are boreto a la graisana, an intensely flavoured fish soup, sepe sofogae (stewed cuttlefish) and bisato in speo (spit-roasted eel), perhaps accompanied by a glass of the region's Ribolla gialla.


Trattoria Al Pescatore not far from the port of Grado, offers classic fish dishes, with the possibility of eating on the outdoor terrace.

Via Riva Dandolo, 10 – Grado

Tel. (+39) 334 750 5421


Trattoria de Toni offers traditional Gradisana and Veneto fish cuisine

Piazza Duca D'Aosta, 37 – Grado

Tel. (+39)0431 80104


Tavernetta all'Androna fish restaurant with courtyard terrace, local wines and traditional dishes with a touch of innovation.

Calle Porta Piccola, 6 – Grado

Tel. (+39) 0431 80950


La Botega is an informal venue with a well-stocked wine bar for an aperitif but also for a quick meal of seafood appetisers and crostini with cold meats and cheeses.

Piazza Duca D'Aosta, 7, 34073 Grado

Tel. +39 34 8514 4423


Ristorante alla Vecchia Marina offers fish cuisine in the heart of Grado

Calle Lunga, 26 – Grado

Tel. (+39 )392 543 4915


L'ingordo is a large informal eatery offering gourmet sandwiches, grilled meat specialities and salads

Viale Dante Alighieri, 99/b - Grado

Tel. (+39) 0431 876130


Pescada is a restaurant adjacent to the city centre. It offers a cuisine based on caught fish.

Piazza Duca D'Aosta, 31- Grado

Tel. (+39) 0431 85791


Osteria Campiello della Torre is an informal bistro, suitable for an aperitif or a snack with canapés and boards. In the historic centre of Grado.

Campiello della Torre, 7 - Grado

Tel. (+39) 0431 83869


La Brocca Rotta is a venue somewhere between a bar and an antique and gift shop, with outdoor seating. It offers cafeteria and cocktail service.

Campo Porta Nuova, 19 - Grado

Tel. (+39) 0431 876010


In Cogolo, in the heart of old Grado, is a venue offering aperitifs and snacks, with various snacks and a wide variety of still and sparkling wines.

Calle Porta Piccola, 6 – Grado

Tel. (+39) 0431 84441


Cafés, patisseries and ice cream parlours


Dolce Isola, in the pedestrian area of Grado, offers sweets and coffee.

Via G. Caprin, 44/46 – Grado

Tel. (+39) 327 582 6092


Panificio Gobatto offers sweet and savoury products, such as small pizzas and long-rising bread.

Viale Martiri Liberta', 25

Tel. (+39) 345 438 6876


Panificio pasticceria Pigo offers bread, brioches and doughnuts. In this bakery, you can also find other foodstuffs such as milk, mozzarella and cold cuts.

Via Galileo Galilei, 8

Tel. (+39) 0431 80319


Angolo Gelato on a side street of the island's main boulevard, offers home-made ice cream, semi-cold ice cream and granitas.

Via Marchesini, 2 - Grado

Tel. (+39) 347 006 3426


Gelateria Antoniazzi prepares granitas and ice creams with classic flavours using natural ingredients.

Viale Dante Alighieri, 23 - Grado

Tel. (+39) 371 327 9224


Gelateria Lattepiù is an artisan ice cream parlour. It offers simple flavours and uses natural ingredients such as fresh milk and cream and seasonal fruit.

Piazza XXVI Maggio, 14 - Grado




Hotel Cristina is in a quiet residential area, a two-minute walk from the beach. The property also includes a bar and a car park. Bicycle hire is free of charge. Pets allowed.

Viale Martiri Liberta', 11, 34073 Grado GO

Tel. (+39) 0431 81359


Hotel Eliani is a 10-minute walk from Grado's main beach. The rooms, some with brightly coloured elements, are equipped with free Wi-Fi. The property also includes a terrace. Bicycle hire available.

Via dell'Amicizia, 5, 34073 Grado GO

Tel. (+39) 0431 80686


Villa Carlotta is in a very quiet location, close to the historic centre. All rooms have a balcony, overlooking the characteristic harbour canal, and free Wi-Fi.

Via A. Volta, 4, 34073 Grado GO

Tel. (+39) 348 769 9980


Hotel Bellavista has comfortable rooms with Wi-Fi. Some rooms have a balcony. It includes a casual restaurant, bar and furnished outdoor terrace. Parking and bicycle hire are available. Pets allowed.

Viale Italia, 48, 34073 Grado GO

Tel. (+39) 0431 81090


Grand Hotel Astoria, historic hotel, built in the early 1900s. It is one block from the sea and a two-minute walk from the archaeological remains and the city centre. It includes two restaurants, a piano bar, wine bar and a panoramic swimming pool. The spa offers a thalassotherapy centre, swimming pools and sauna. Parking facilities available.

Largo S. Grisogono, 3, 34073 Grado GO

Tel. (+39) 0431 83550


Laura e Christian Rooms 400 metres from the Costa Azzurra beach in Grado. The rooms are air-conditioned and have a coffee machine, refrigerator and kettle. Wi-Fi is free of charge throughout the hotel. Private parking is available for a fee.

Via Giacomo Leopardi, 10, 34073 Grado GO

Tel. (+39) 339 686 3355


Sunset, opposite the Costa Azzurra beach resort on the Adriatic Sea, is an 11-minute walk from the city centre. The rooms are equipped with Wi-Fi and some have patios and/or balconies with sea views. Family accommodation offers connecting bedrooms and can accommodate up to four people. Breakfast, parking and bicycle hire are available.

Via Pola, 2, 34073 Grado GO

Tel. (+39) 389 215 9467


Casa di Mirea, 300 metres from the Costa Azzurra beach, offers modern shabby-style rooms with air conditioning, refrigerator, minibar and kettle.

Via del Tintoretto, 13, 34073 Grado GO

Tel. (+39) 339 432 6013