La Vista in Ariccia: A Family-Run Restaurant Committed to Authenticity and Quality

Nestled amidst the serene beauty of the Latium coastal towns, La Vista beckons travelers seeking an exquisite blend of Italian cuisine and awe-inspiring vistas. Located just thirty kilometers south of Rome, this charming retreat is perched on the Alban Hills, offering guests a sweeping panorama of the Tyrrhenian Coast that stretches out below.

Owned and operated by the esteemed Amici family, renowned for their hospitality ventures in the region, La Vista Resort Agriturismo is the latest addition to their repertoire. Boasting three hectares of verdant landscapes within the Castelli Romani regional park, the resort provides an idyllic escape from the bustle of city life in the capital. Upon arrival, guests are greeted by a spacious dining room adorned with large panoramic windows, offering uninterrupted views of the picturesque surroundings. Whether dining indoors or on the terrace, every table promises a front-row seat to a breathtaking spectacle.

At the helm of the culinary experience is Chef Josè Amici, whose innovative yet rooted approach to cooking showcases the freshest seafood sourced directly from the nearby Lazio coast and the family's own production of cured meats, cheese and jams. Collaborating with his sister Arianna, who oversees the dining area and brother Damiano who, along with the other two siblings, oversees the three agritourisms, Josè curates a menu that celebrates the region's culinary heritage while incorporating modern twists. From delectable appetizer selections, pasta dishes and main courses, each creation reflects the Amici family's commitment to authenticity and quality. 

A Little Bit of History

Founded in 1994 by Onesto, Lidia, Edoardo, and Paola, Agriturismo Monte due Torri emerged as a beacon of excellence in the realm of Italian cuisine. With a steadfast commitment to quality and sustainability, their journey continued to flourish over the years. In 2003, they expanded their horizons with the acquisition of Colli di San Paolo agricultural company, where the fertile land was transformed into vineyards and olive groves. This marked the genesis of Agriturismo Il Borgo Ariccia, the second agritourism, which quickly garnered acclaim for its farm-fresh produce and artisanal delights. In 2021, they embarked on a new chapter with the acquisition of La Vista, the family's third farm, heralding a culinary offering infused with the bounty of seafood from the shores of Lazio. It is here, amidst the breathtaking landscapes of the region, that they continue to uphold the unwavering commitment to excellence.

At the heart of their culinary philosophy lies the belief that great food starts with the finest ingredients. That's why they take great pride in producing everything in-house, from pasta and bread to cheeses and cured meats. The flour used in the kitchen is sourced from the wheat grown on their own fields in Via Colli San Paolo and Via Prelatura, ensuring freshness and great flavor. Similarly, their wine is a testament to the dedication and expertise of their winemakers, who meticulously tend to the vineyards of Via Colli San Paolo and Via Prelatura to produce wines of excellent quality. This focus on quality also reflects on their olive oil which are produced from their olive trees. From February 2023, they have expanded their repertoire to include artisanal cheeses and cured meats, further enhancing the depth their culinary offerings. From farm to table, they are dedicated to preserving the rich culinary heritage of their region while embracing innovation and sustainability.

The Menu

Noteworthy offerings are the Tasting Menu of Fish (€50) which include: 3 appetizers of raw seafood; 3 appetizers of cooked seafood; gnochetti with squid and shrimp; sea bass with vegetables; dessert; house wine; water; and coffee. On the other hand, the Tasting Menu of Meat (€40) is comprised of: a two-tier stand of their own production of cured meat, cheese and jams; ravioli stuffed with Amatriciana with reduction of Cacio e Pepe and crispy guanciale, picanha with reduction of tomatoes and Jerusalem artichoke chips; dessert; house wine; water; and coffee. 

For the à la carte options, choose from a range of appetizers (€16 to €18) showcasing either raw and cooked seafood or a selection of cured meats and cheeses. Dive into our pasta offerings (€15 to €18) featuring classics like spaghettone with clams or bolder flavors such as the Cacio e Pepe sfiloncelli pasta with shrimp and lime tartare. Indulge in the main courses (€18 to €25), which may include the catch of the day or a succulent steak. Conclude your meal with desserts (€4.50), offering simple yet refreshing options to cleanse the palate after a satisfying dining experience.

La Vista Restaurant

Via Prelatura, 12
00040 Ariccia (RM), Italy
Tel: +39 069340025