Pane e Vino Ristorante

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Who doesn't love Italian? Classic Italian dishes have become staples in countries all over the world. There's a reason Italian food is so popular - it's delicious! And Pane e Vino in Rocky Point is one of the best places to get your fix. From authentic pizza, pasta and seafood, they've got everything you're craving after a long day of fun. Not to mention, the view is AMAZING. 

Chef Luca won the Iron Chef competition in Rocky Point in 2010 and his restaurant earned the TripAdvisor Traveler's Choice award in 2021, one meal in this beautiful Italian palace will show you why. So if you're looking for a good time, great food, and an unforgettable dining experience with family or  friends, this place is definitely worth checking out.

History Behind Pane e Vino 

At the top of the cliff of the ancient restaurant "Lighthouse" on Whale Hill this beloved rocky point restaurant is located. It's run by Luca Appedino, a chef born in Turin, Italy, he spent five years at San Remo 's Istituto Professionale Alberghiero (Culinary School). In Italy, he worked for a number of restaurants and resorts. His final restaurant in San Remo was 3 Pini Ristorante, where he worked from 1995 until 1999.

He moved to the United States in 2000 and began working for Tutti Santi in several places, his most recent employment in Arizona being Tutti Santi Scottsdale (2007-2010). Soon after, he relocated to Puerto Penasco and and on June 30, 2011, he launched his own restaurant, "Pane e Vino," an intimate fine dining Italian restaurant where you can delight in the flavors of their homemade pasta, bread, meat seafood dishes, and much more. 

Must Try Menu Items 

  • Lasagna:

    This traditional lasagna comes with ground meat and Italian sausage. The sauce is flavorful and made of organically grown tomatoes. Joined with a creamy mozzarella cheese, this is easily the best lasagna in town! 

  • Torre de Mariscos:

    This tower is overflowing with fresh, delicious seafood, including clams, scallops, oysters and octopus. The seafood is seasoned with a variety of spices, making it a flavor feast for your mouth. This tower would make the perfect shareable for your table. 

  • Pizza:

    An Italian restaurant is only as good as their pizza! One of the many things that make the pizza at Pane e Vino so great is the crust. The crust is made in a traditional wood-fired oven. This oven gives the crust its perfect texture and flavor, something that cannot be duplicated with a standard oven or grill.

  • Chocolate Lava Cake:

    The intense, rich flavor of this fudge chocolate cake bursts in your mouth like a Fourth of July firework! This dessert alone will keep you coming back for more... or ordering another to go.


Be sure to grab dinner at Pane e Vino while in Puerto Penasco. Whether you had a long day fishing, or a relaxing spa day, this restaurant is one of our favorites out of every restaurant we've reviewed. 


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