Restaurants

Top Choice Pizza in Portoferraio

Il Castagnacciao

They work the pizza chef so hard here the dining room sometimes has a smoky tinge. To go local, start with a lip-smacking plate of torta di ceci (chickpea 'pizza'), then watch your rectangular, thin-crust supper go …
Top Choice Trattoria in Marina di Campo

Il Cantuccio

Ignore the waterfront’s menu-touting waiters and instead duck into Piazza Della Fontana to find this unassuming trattoria's spearmint-green facade. In business since 1930, the place is excellent value – hence the st…
Top Choice Seafood in Marciana Marina, Marciana & Poggio

Osteria del Noce

This family-run bistro in hilltop Marciana is the type of place where the bread is homemade and flavoured with fennel, chestnut flour and other seasonal treats. The miso mare del Noce (mixed fish antipasti), spaghet…
Top Choice Osteria in Porto Azzurro

La Botte Gaia

Slow Food–featured and deservedly so, this is the revered dining address in Porto Azzurro. Expect creative use of homemade pasta, just-caught fish and island wines, plus a few relative rarities: slow-cooked salt cod…
Top Choice Seafood in Marciana Marina, Marciana & Poggio

Ristorante Capo Nord

An impossibly romantic seafood restaurant with splendid beach-side terrace – the perfect place to watch the sun set while sampling octopus risotto or grilled swordfish and gazing out to sea.
Trattoria in Portoferraio

Caffescondido

This Slow Food–endorsed trattoria, footsteps from pretty Piazza Gramsci, makes for the perfect getaway from the waterfront crowds. Options are simple – just a handful of primi (first courses) and secondi (second cou…
Tuscan in Portoferraio

Osteria Libertaria

Fish drives the menu of this traditional osteria – no wonder the boats that land it are right outside. Traditional dishes such as fried calamari or tonno in crosta di pistacchi (pistachio-encrusted tuna fillet) are …
Tuscan in Marciana Marina, Marciana & Poggio

Publius

The floor-to-ceiling windows at this formal, hillside restaurant at the lower end of Poggio village create the sense of eating in a classy treehouse, while the vistas from the stylish roof terrace make you feel you'…
Trattoria in Portoferraio

La Lucchetta

The setting is homely rather than smart (a couple of TVs show the nightly news), but the seafood here is top-notch. The gnocchi or pappardelle primi are packed with crustaceans and fishy flavour, while the garlicky …
Tuscan in Capoliveri

La Taverna dei Poeti

Much-loved by locals, this traditional address sees chef Massimo cook up the very best of Tuscan produce with a generous peppering of simplicity. The menu splits dishes into 'mare' (sea) and 'terre' (literally 'eart…