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Via Nazario Sauro, 9, 57031 , Capoliveri, Elba Island, Italy
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations, Waitstaff

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  • 62
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 32
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  • 18
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  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good, but expectations were higher

That is the challenge of every good place, to keep up to expectations. Especially in summertime with all the tourists and no need to worry if you're place is full. The food was good (squid & risotto), wine OK, service OK, but nothing special. I'd like to feel that you're very welcome and that... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 11, 2013
Jvdh1978NL
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Zúrich, Suiza
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

We have been coming to Elba for the last 8 years and we always have dinner at least once in Chiasso. They do the best spaghetti with sea urchin i have ever tried, always perfect, al dente and full of the flavour of the sea urchin. We often ordered the spaghetti with lobster which are the most delicious in Capoliveri.... More 

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Thank aliciaSuiza
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

We ended up here by mistake, having not been able to get into the original restaurant. Again good old Andrea our taxi driver was on hand to suggest one of his favourite restaurants in capoliveri. Down a side street with most of the staff chatting and relaxing outside, watching (70 year old) Luciano who had run the restaurant for 40... More 

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Thank Liam M
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We visit this restaurant every year for the last 10 years and it was a great experience as usual, fantastic seafood, nice location and friendly staff.

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Thank Pascal M
Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Il Chiasso serves amazing food, reinterpreting classic local dishes in a sophisticated way with attention to detail and fantastic quality produce. The setting among the 'chiassi' of Capoliveri is amazing and this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

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1 Thank MummyGB
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

That is the challenge of every good place, to keep up to expectations. Especially in summertime with all the tourists and no need to worry if you're place is full. The food was good (squid & risotto), wine OK, service OK, but nothing special. I'd like to feel that you're very welcome and that they will do everything possible to... More 

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Thank Jvdh1978NL
Stuttgart, Germany
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

We have been to this restaurant at tuesday 21st of august. We made a reservation to sit outside at the lovely piazetta. Antipasti were not that special and the price for the quality was too high. The secondi piatti was excellent. Very tasty, we enjoyed. But the service was so bad, which I have not expected for the price. No... More 

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Thank Peter S
Torino
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81 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2011

This is a great place for delicious local food cooked to the highest standards. Many locals dine here, which is always a synonym for true quality. The restaurant is located in the oldest part of the city in a traditional building which makes it also a nice place for the eye. My tip: when you book, ask for a table... More 

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Mechelen, B
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95 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2010

This is a great restaurant, serving local specialties so intense in taste they will leave a very long-lasting impression. The look and feel of the place are quite informal, the location is just off the tourist path, the dishes do not look overly refined. This is probably why some people may be shocked to see the higher-than-average prices. But for... More 

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2 Thank Qroe
Heidelberg, Germany
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2010

The restaurant is located in a small street outside the piazza, so you will need to look for it a little bit. Reservation in high season is strongly recommended. They offer a selection of Italian cuisine with a very local touch, for example the sea urchin or octopus dishes. The wine list is excellent and prices are still reasonable. Do... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Nazario Sauro, 9, 57031 , Capoliveri, Elba Island, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Livorno  >  Elba Island  >  Capoliveri

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Italian

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