Pane e Vino Ristorante

Written by’s Local Expert


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. 


5/5 (13)
I love Pizza! One of my favorite foods since I was a little girl is pizza, and Chef Lucca has one of the best pizzas in town, just this past weekend we ordered a seafood pizza, it had shrimp clams, and octopus. The views from the restaurant are unbelievable, the staff is very friendly and they have other items on their menu that you will love, like lasagna and their tiramisu. I really recommend you add Pane Vino to the places to visit while in Rocky Point.
Priscila Luna Gortarez
I love visiting Pane e vino for its delicious pizza and the beautiful view that we can enjoy while having dinner
ana lilia moreno
This restaurant has a unique view that you can not miss, besides being able to enjoy a good meal, being able to appreciate the sunset here is a wonderful experience. The customer service is very good and the pizzas were really delicious. This place is highly recommended.
Cristian Oros
The view is the best thing ever!! Also, the food and the service give you a relaxing vibe, especially if you want to have a romantic dinner or celebrate!
Valery Guadalupe Lopez
Wednesdays with 2 for 1 on pizzas is the best day to visit this place.
Zandy F
My experience enjoying the best sunset in Peñasco. The oven-baked pizza was very delicious.
Fernanda Chavez
This restaurant is an amazing dinner place. Me and my husband really enjoy the delicious fresh oysters and the Lasagna. This place is super relaxing with a beautiful view of the town. Service is always amazing, highly recommend.
William Pierce
Pane e Vino is a must-visit for anyone seeking authentic Italian cuisine, especially pizza. The restaurant offers a wide variety of dishes, but the pizzas are the real standout. The crust is crispy, the sauce is flavorful, and the toppings are fresh. The portions are generous and the prices are reasonable. The atmosphere is cozy and reminiscent of a traditional Italian trattoria. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable about the menu, making recommendations and offering suggestions. Overall, Pane e Vino is an excellent choice for a delicious Italian meal, especially if you're in the mood for pizza.
Issac Sanchez Lopez
Pane e Vino is an excellent place to eat with a very nice view of the sea! They serve Italian food, like pasta, wood oven pizza, and seafood too. service is great and the place is lovely. This is absolutely a regular place for dinner for me!!
David Mejorado
One of the best restaurants in town when it comes to overall experience. Food is amazing, service is nothing less than excellent, and the sunset view from pane e vino is to die for. While they are one of the more nicer places in town, they have a good selection of food for all occasions. If you are there for a more intimate dinner, look no further than their excellent pasta dishes. Taking the family? Dive into what is probably the best pizza in town!
Pane e Vino in Rocky Point is amazing! The Italian food is delicious, with classic dishes and fresh seafood. The view from the restaurant is unbeatable. A great spot for a night out after a long day of fun. 5 stars!
Ismael M.
We ordered the pizza and it was so good!! The view is spectacular! And the crew were so nice and friendly. We also tried some desserts and they were the best we've had in a long time. It's a little pricy but definitely worth it.
Adriana Peña
The best view in Rocky Point, their food pasta, pizza and other options are delicious, good attention from your staff, nice atmosphere. Excellent place.

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