Explored Il Pirata first for breakfast. Massimo and Luca, twin brothers, run the restaurant; their wives oversee the B & B above. They are warm, welcoming, friendly, and fabulous pastry chefs. Breakfast is a delight, with freshly made croissants and other pastries, fresh squeezed orange juice and coffee. No eggs; get over it America, that's why we travel. We returned that evening for an outstanding dinner. Free wifi is a treat, outdoor seating is nice but not too scenic. The brothers and their banter are the highlight. Laundromat next door attracts backpackers and other travelers who perch nearby and log on to the free WiFi while their clothes are getting washed. The brothers welcome all, in the restaurant or nearby, which we also found wholesome and refreshing, especially given the environmental challenges and rebuilding this tiny village has endured of late. We broke our cardinal rule of travel (we rarely eat at the same place twice) and returned for breakfast the next morning...sampling different pastries, joking with Massimo, using the free wifi to quickly connect up with loved ones at home before a day of hiking along the coast. For foodie and restaurant snobs who criticize either the conviviality of the twins or the questionable authenticity of the food, head elsewhere. Leaves more room for us. We found Il Pirate uplifting and fun. The twins' genuine affection for travelers visiting their beautiful village and their desire to share the local cuisine is refreshing and memorable. Beware, this little village rolls up the sidewalks at 10 pm, and Il Pirate does too. That's ok, because we want them twins to get plenty of rest so they can rise bright and early to create their beautiful, delicious, freshly made pastries.
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