For your holidays on the Island of Elba you will want to take the opportunity to satisfy both, your palate as well as your desire for sun and sea; so here are some proposals of places where you can eat on the Island of Elba, ranging from fish restaurants to traditional ones, from pizzerias to ethnic places, not to forget the street food and bars for an appetizers and a good glass of wine.
Fish restaurants on the Island of Elba
If you are on holiday on the island of Elba you can not miss the opportunity to enjoy the delicious fish dishes. Here are some of the best restaurants to eat fish on the island of Elba, suggested by the reviews of Tripadvisor:
- With an excellent judgment average, we find the fish restaurant Il Giardino located in Capoliveri, which also offers special dishes for those suffering from food intolerances. The family-run service is much appreciated, in addition to the good food and fresh ingredients of the culinary offerings.
- In Capoliveri, you will also find the restaurant La Taverna dei Poeti, which boasts numerous reviews on Tripadvisor and that offers excellent and original fish dishes, such as a cheesecake of codfisch, combining a tasteful mise en place.
- For those who also care about the beauty of the location, we suggest Il ristoro dell’Amandolo an agritourisme restaurant located in Cavo – Rio Marina where you can enjoy, among the proposals, a fixed menu for € 35, excluding drinks; the restaurant is surrounded by nature and offers a beautiful sea view.
- In Porto Azzurro, location of our Residence Villa Teresa, you find the Osteria La Botte Gaia, appreciated by visitors of the island for its rich offer of raw fish plates and first dishes, for its welcoming atmosphere and for the professionality of the staff.
Pizzerias on the Island of Elba
For lovers of the traditional and most imitated italian dish, there are certainly plenty of places to eat pizza on the Island of Elba. Let’s see some places that have received good reviews from Tripadvisor users:
- In Rio Marina we find the Pizzeria-Spaghetteria Il Mare for those who want to taste also the delicious spaghetti with seafood or a fresh seafood salad.
- In Portoferraio, the capital of the island, we have the pizzeria Il Rifrullo, appreciated for the simple and cozy pub style and for the skill in preparing the famous schiaccina elbana, a sort of stuffed focaccia, which has become one of the symbols of Elba.
- Lovers of thin-crust wholewheat flour pizza or vegetarian pizza, will be happy with the proposals of the pizzeria La Cisterna, located in the historic center of the island, in Portoferraio. Even the desserts have gained very good reviews from guests with a sweet tooth.
Ethnic restaurants on the Island of Elba
Here alternatively some proposals for tourists who prefer to eat at ethnic restaurants even while on holiday on the Island of Elba.
- In the center of Portoferraio, we find the restaurant La Felicità, which has received a good average rating among Tripadvisor reviewers and offers a wide choice of Chinese cuisine with take away service on request.
- A few kilometers from Portoferraio you find Alithai for lovers of Thai cuisine or for those who wish to make this gastronomic experience for the first time. The dishes are well presented and the menu is not overly rich but balanced. Simple and suggestive poolside location.
Street food and aperitifs on Elba
Here some places to stop for a quick snack street food or to enjoy a drink at the end of the day:
- An excellent rating has been obtained from the bar Amphitheater in Capoliveri where you can enjoy on the outdoor tables, excellent snacks, such as the “burrata” with salted anchovies or the tapas of “earth or sea” to pair with the Vermentino elban wine; it is also advisable to follow the suggestions of the friendly staff.
- For those returning from the excursion to Mount Capanne and want to eat a delicious hamburger with French fries we suggest the “bar della Cabinovia, at the “gondola station”. The guests appreciate the variety of burgers, some made of game meet, some oriental style with ginger or curry. A wide range of beers including some local stuff.
What are you waiting for? If you have not yet lived this experience, book your holiday on the Island of Elba and your moments at the table will be unforgettable. Among the many culinary proposals, you can try the typical first dishes of Elba, or the best appetizers of the Elban cuisine or the tasty main courses of the island.