Ascoli Piceno is only twenty minutes from the Adriatic Sea so you would think seafood would be in abundance here in town, but it is not. While every Friday is fish day at every restaurant, the menus in town are heavy on pork and lamb products. There are one or two places that specialize in seafood and I have also seen two or three shops that sell solely fish, whether fresh or frozen.
There is also a small store front that is the weekly fish market for town called the Pescheria Comunale. This small shop on a side street is only open Wednesday, Friday and Saturday mornings from 6AM to 1PM. The few times we have been by there we were not overly impressed with the offerings considering our proximity to the sea.