Boston Motel in Silvi Marina Abruzzo is the perfect winter stop-off to give parents a cheap but delicious Italian seafood fix, and toddlers a lunch that is speedy with some enormous lorries to explore before heading back to the car.
This was the restaurant that first gave me an idea about writing a Truckers Guide to Italy. Italian lorry drivers know where to eat well at a reasonable price, which is perfect for families on a road trip. Boston Motel is their fish haven in Abruzzo and we were there to celebrate Daddy being back for 4 days!
The Motel’s fare is tastily honest rather than fancy, the staff are lovely, incredibly child-friendly who actually come over and tell you that your toddler(s) can get down and run about if they want, so they have skilful waiters too who are adept at avoiding trampling toddlers . They get plus points from me too in that they always just bring a high chair without our having to ask for one.
A enjoyed finding 101 uses for the lemon handwipes and the calamari game – singing Ride a Cock Horse to Banbury Cross and using the calamari as the rings on his fingers.
MOTEL BOSTON, official website, Via Statale Sud KM 437 64028 – Silvi (te) – Fraz. Silvi Marina, Abruzzo