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“Simply amazing!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Osteria Pepe Nero

Osteria Pepe Nero
Via dell'Amore 48, 57037 Portoferraio, Elba Island, Italy
+39 0565 916240
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Ranked #8 of 84 Restaurants in Portoferraio
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Oslo, Norway
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Simply amazing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Visit this restaurant! Just do it.
Me and my boyfriend went to Pepenero restaurant after reading good reviews at Tripadvisor. When we got there, it was unfortunately not possible to get a table, because the place is very popular, so we got their card and had to call early the next day to make a reservation. So: Make sure to call and make a reservation, or drop by earlyhe day you want to eat there if you are visiting Elba in the summer. It is worth it!

First of all, the place is located in a cosy and quiet street, away from the Main Street in Portoferraio. It's a quite small restaurant with nice in door and outdoor-tables surrounded with beautiful flowers!
The menu is small, which is a good sign, but it is also varied. You can order fresh and great presented fish courses, tasty Italian pasta and amazing steak. The seafood soup is highly recommended. So is the steak with green pepper!
The desserts are to die for! Homemade Mascarpone cream with berries, homemade cheesecake, homemade apple pie with ice cream are some of the great desserts we tried. The flavours are simply amazing!
Service is absolutely wonderful. We god recommended suitable wines to go with the courses from a nice waitress who spoke great english. Trust the waiters recommendations, they are good and knows what they are serving! And Donatello, the owner, was present both times we visited to make sure his guest had a good time and were satisfied.
We were two people, and had a tree-course meal each with two carafes of wine, and coffe to desserts + two bottles of water and paid 89 euros. (We have paid much more for bad food in Italy, so trust me, this is a very, very reasonable price for the food you are getting here!)

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Genoa, Italy
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100 reviews 100 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“nice!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Since a long time in porto Ferraio -Isola D'Elba - we appreciated a lot this nice corner where we had a so nice dinner . Good suggestions and really good food in an enviroment simply , clean and confortable.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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125 reviews 125 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 66 cities Reviews in 66 cities
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
“Slightly Hidden, worth the short search”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

These people know how to run a restaurant, the food was great and the service was very helpful and friendly. I like it here. The food was so good that we ordered another main course to take to the hotel with us to have as breakfast.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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56 reviews 56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013 via mobile

After some promising reviews and a good start we were disappointed by the main courses. The calamari was over cooked and a little tasteless. The service was good though and although no wine list on offer we had acceptable house wine in a carafe. There was little atmosphere but felt this could easily be changed with the right crowd in the house. The is no view or anything like that here but seating is comfortable and the place felt clean. Dessert was excellent mind you and cheese cake and chocolate fondants were the choices!
Potentially a great night out with a lively bunch of people and situated close to the port of you are visiting by yacht or other but not a first choice option for me in future.

Visited September 2013
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London, England, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Fantastic service, fantastic and fresh food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

We were recommended to go here by our hotel and it was so tasty that we went back an additional two times during our stay on the Island.

Our waitress was always friendly and helped translate the menu into British. That said, she also guided us through the 'off the menu' fresh fish and helped construct amazing meals which suited what we both wanted. It was definitely the best food that we had during our 18 day stay in Italy.

The only downside is that it is right next to building work but honestly we didn't mind about that as the food was worth it.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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