Our Traditional Abruzzese Cuisine

Ovidius restaurant

The restaurant of the Hotel Ovidius is a panoramic restaurant strictly of Abruzzo tradition. The skill of our Chefs will offer you unforgettable culinary journeys, authentic recipes handed down from generation to generation to best savor the unique products available in our territory.

We select for you only quality products and the passion with which the raw materials are processed. Our à la carte menu is inspired by local ingredients to guarantee the excellence of Abruzzo flavors, the Ovidius also offers suggestions of the day, ensuring the maximum freshness of seasonal products.

Enthusiastic to satisfy every palate and special needs, we offer a wide choice of vegetarian, vegan and gluten free dishes.

The Concept

After the Hotel Meeting Santacroce, our first structure, the Ovidius offers you a version of Abruzzo cuisine through a different atmosphere.

Our restaurant offers a breathtaking view of the Apennines, the modular room is designed to best meet every need, private dinners, conferences, theme nights, guaranteeing the utmost privacy for our guests.

The cozy atmosphere will envelop you in the bright colors of the paintings displayed in a delicate and warm room.

The highly qualified dining room staff is ready to welcome you from the most important meal of the day, breakfast, serving you passionately in the evening at dinner and at any other occasion with the same attention to the smallest details.

ristorante hotel ovidius santacroce, sulmona, abruzzo
ristorante hotel ovidius santacroce, sulmona, abruzzo

The kitchen

The kitchen brigade is a well-established team ready to give the best of itself to every service.

Chefs Domenico Santacroce, Alex Piras and Giuseppe Fiadone work the best products to perfection selected, scrupulously following tradition.

However, the creativity of our Chef Alex of Sardinian origin has given an extra touch of modernity and vitality to our cuisine, meeting a local clientele looking for new culinary combinations.

From Finger Food, to Dishes and Desserts for your romantic, professional dinners and great ceremonies, they are always at the forefront of committing themselves with passion to the success of your convivial.

Our Manufacturers

We travel the territory meeting producers and winemakers to get to know those who make the richness of our gastronomy.

Today we work directly with them without intermediaries to ensure the traceability and high quality of the products we offer you, in the purest Abruzzo tradition.

The number one selection criterion? The taste!

We preferably choose small artisan producers.
The dedication of the artisans, their production processes in line with different ideas of eco-sustainable agriculture have finally guided our choices. All the products we serve are made and chosen with love and with the same feeling we are happy to present them to you every day at the table.

ristorante hotel ovidius santacroce, sulmona, abruzzo
ristorante hotel ovidius santacroce, sulmona, abruzzo

The Cellar

“Wine prepares hearts and makes them more ready for passion”.

We offer you the most famous appellations of the wines of the territory and Italian regions and some European labels.

Let us take you on an enological journey to discover the scents of our local vineyards. Our Santacroce label is curated by the important winemaker Italo Pietrantonj a few kilometers from Sulmona, Vittorito.

We offer you Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo, Trebbiano and Montepulciano d’Abruzzo. Our wine list features local bubbles such as Margiotta and Zaccagnini, those of the alt ‘Italy such as Franciacorta and Ferrari up to the classic French Champagne.

The selection of whites from the driest to the most fruity, of the territory and not such as Pecorino, Cococciola and Pinot Grigio. The selected rosé wines are exclusively Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo, the only and incomparable, from Gentile to Dionysus, worthy companions for every delicacy, meats, fish, cold cuts and cheeses.

The choice proposed for red wines are mainly Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC with an intense ruby color with slight purple hues, a tendency to garnet with aging and aromas of red fruits and spices and a full, dry, harmonious, rightly tannic flavor.

To conclude, a wide choice of dessert wines such as Passiti, sweet sparkling wines and local digestives as well as a quality selection of grappas and spirits.




Cooking Class

The best way to get to know a territory is to sit at the table, taste all the most typical flavors while preparing them and cooking them step by step.