Since 1951, the restaurant Da Gher welcomes its guests on the port of Riccione with the same enthusiasm and friendliness. Since the early 1950s we prepare our dishes with the utmost care and attention. Our menu includes many traditional Romagna fish and seafood recipes, to which we add a touch of extravagance, so our guests can enjoy the real sapid, rich and generous taste of the Adriatic Sea.
The traditional “foconi” (typical grills with sand and embers) were invented to bring sand to the restaurant and cook shrimps, squids, small cuttlefishes, sardines and anchovies on skewers. In this way the seafood remained fragrant and tasty. Customers had fun and ate with gusto. Restaurant Da Gher is still appreciated for this peculiarity.
Restaurant Da Gher, frequented by music and entertainment celebrities, is a good choice in every season: during the summer you can enjoy a mixed grill or a crispy fritto misto (fried fish and seafood) right on the pier, while in winter you can sit at one of our tables, next to the window, enjoying the view of the sea and letting your appetite being whetted by local flavours.
At Ristorante Da Gher you can taste the best skewers of Riccione and the famous “rustida di pesce” (typical dish of grilled fish), broiled on the “focone”, as did seamen fifty years ago, when they came back from fishing, emptied the catch of the day on the beach, prepared simple delicious skewers and cooked them on the sand with the embers, thus maintaining the flavour of the fish unaltered.
Skewers, however, are not the only delight you can find at the restaurant Da Gher. Fish is still prepared according to traditional recipes: breaded anchovies, old-style “tagliolini alla vecchia maniera” (old-fashioned style thin noodles) with a special homemade tomato sauce and shucked local clams, homemade “passatelli” (bread, eggs and parmesan pasta) with fresh sea bass sauce, shucked clams and a hint of pesto, mackerel fillets, tagliolini with seafood or the classic grilled fish.
And then the little specialities, practically impossible to find elsewhere, such as the fish soup with quadrucci (small squared flat pasta) or the appetizer of small sea snails, mussels and clams of the Adriatic Sea. You can taste them sitting comfortably on the patio overlooking the port, on a hot summer evening or a warm spring day, when Riccione wakes up after winter inactivity. And if you can not resist eating at Da Gher in winter, don’t worry. The restaurant is always open and you can taste our specialities sitting in the heated veranda and watching the romantic winter sea.