Il Boccone d’Oro, Civitavecchia – Restaurant Review

Where to Eat in Civitavecchia, Italy

Civitavecchia (read about our experience), is a town around 82 km north west of Rome; it is the Port for Rome. 2017 will see cruise ships dock here a whopping 697 times (according to  That can add up to a lot of people looking for a spot to eat.  Following is my review of one of the restaurants we dined in, Il Boccone d’Oro, which translates to The Golden Bite.

For dinner our first evening in town, we went to the Italian restaurant conveniently located in front of the Piazza Calamatta Square.  I really liked the atmosphere with the rounded ceilings, brick and mortar, simplified setting – just like how good Italian food is – simple.

We ordered the following:
– Bottle of red wine: Aglianico Campania 2015 – Mastroberardino
– Bottle of water
– Italian white Bread with olive oil, balsamic vinegar and pink sea salt
– Spaghetti Carbonara
– Bucotini Amictriana

The medium bodied Aglianico Campania, with hints of cherries and strawberries was good, although with an abv. of 12.5% it was under our usual preference of around 14%.  However, it did pair well with my dish.

As is usual in most Italian restaurants, we were served a bread basket which was accompanied with bottles of olive oil, balsamic vinegar and pink sea salt.  It is incredible how amazing these flavors taste together.

My order of Bucotini Amictriana was incredibly delicious.  The perfectly al dente prepared spaghetti like pasta with a whole in the middle was topped with a rich tomato red sauce prepared with pork cheek, slightly spicy cheese and onion.  One bite of my husband’s Carbonara, which hails from Rome, mingled into a perfect creamy texture of eggs, bacon and cheese on top of spaghetti; also delicious.

We slowly enjoyed every morsel of our meals, all the while washing it down with the wine.  When all was gone, our waiter appeared with 2 Limoncello liqueurs as an after dinner digestivo.

Our bill came to a total of €38 – once again, expensive for Italy, but better than Rome ?  The relaxed, friendly atmosphere was nice and the food was very good – we would definitely go back.

Il Boccone D’Oro
Piazza Calamatta, 15,
00053 Civitavecchia RM, Italy
Phone: +39 0766 26375

Links of Interest:
Civitavecchia Town – Out and about, what to see and do
Civitavecchia Photo Blog
Pizzeria A Due Passi Dal Ghetto, Civitavecchia – Review
B & B Fuori dal Porto, Civitavecchia – Review
Transportation – Getting out of Civitavecchia

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Diane Misol

Canadian living in Germany - Enjoying Travel & Documenting as I go! My goal is to bring you honest reporting based on my experience. As blogging took over the internet, so did glossy photos and life is perfect mentality. The world is now officially viewed through rose coloured glasses. I aim to bring you a truer, more realistic version. Hope you enjoy and please share if you do.

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