The tradition and the richness of the territory create a modern but informal cuisine


Passion, memory, hospitality: at IDEA 18 the food transports guests into the spirit of the land.


As owner of Idea18, Anna Illuminati is the creative mind behind menus that celebrate the rich wine and food tradition of Abruzzo, but with an international vision. A love of good food, a zero-kilometre philosophy and respect for nature and its rhythms combine with the highest creativity for dishes with innovative combinations that follow the seasons. 


Idea Menu 

3 starters, 2 main courses, 1 second course

A six-course menu with dishes that have earned a small historicity in this first year of life.

40,00 Euros (wines not included)

18 Menu

2 starter, 1 main course, 1 second course 

A 4-course menu with an eye on the most traditional products and traditions of this geographic area … fresh pasta, lamb, legumes, rabbit, potatoes.

35,00 Euros (wines not included)


IDEA18 brings to the table the best of culinary tradition, reinterpreting it with a touch of modern elegance and with the highest attention to the selection of meat, also preparing fish menus and vegetarian and/or vegan proposals on request.

A journey through the senses to rediscover the pleasure of cooking, an emotional experience to savour authenticity of the place and its origins.


Anna is also a wine lover, with a knowledge of the best national and international wineries. Each wine-food pairing is carefully studied to offer an unparalleled food and wine experience, where flavours blend in harmony.


Wishing one “buon appetito” also means wishing one a “good experience”. We believe in healthy foods.  Here in the Scrocchiarello the sound of a tender olive exploding in ones mouth leaves a  unique taste of tomato. We savour the wonderful bitterness of chichory, filled in the the smooth texture of a mountain potato.


“Time is relative, its only value is given by what we do, as it passes.”

Luxury Boutique Hotel located in the town of Controguerra (TE). A modern and sophisticated design location.

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Where We Are

C.da San Fedele
Controguerra (TE) – 64010