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!)
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