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Ristorante da Gianni

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Via Giosue' Carducci 96, 57037, Portoferraio, Elba Island, Italy
+39 0565 930976
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Stamford, Connecticut
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98 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

We just had Sunday luncheon at this restaurant. Our fellow diners all were local. The pasta in my clam dish was homemade and the local white wine, which is sparking, was just right. My spouse had a steamed mixed seafood bowl, which also was delicious. The cost was under 30 Euros. An honest, delicious meal in what otherwise looks like... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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58 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

The restaurant was full even in a regular day! I had mussels, seafood pasta and a salad. All are magnificent, especially the mussels. The service was awesome too. The waiter introduced the fresh fishes of the day before taking the order. The rest of the waiter and waitress were very nice too!

Thank bryansan
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed August 25, 2016

We had a very full day visiting the lovely city of Portoferraio. So at 2pm we had a Napoleonic appetite and hunger! Especially after our disappointing dinner the night before. So we found this restaurant on Tripadvisor (no wonder is #1 on the list) and it was such a lovely and delicious discovery! We were greeted by the owner Andrea... More 

Thank Imfranco
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

Visited tonight with my two children and husband . What a treat it was! Language was not a problem as English was spoken to us although we were the only non Italians there. It was my son's 6th birthday and they brought a cake and the whole restaurant sang happy birthday in Italian to him! Just fab! We had very... More 

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Limerick, Ireland
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218 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

Two of us got to eat here without a reservation - very fortunate as many were turns away. The food was excellent and the device charming and attentive. The antipasto was excellent as was the housewine. The pasta ok ... Homemade and wholesome. A real treat.

San Francisco, California
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 28, 2016

The hosts of our B&B recommended this restaurant as a place that locals love, and I'm so glad they did! Ristorante da Gianni is tucked away down an alley in the historic center of Portoferraio, and we felt transported to a different time. We walked in without a reservation on a weekday around 9pm, and were seated after about 5... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

We did not get to sit outside, since we did not make any reservation. However, we were served inside. The restaurant is not in the touristic centre, but just a few 100 meters away. You would not expect it if you pass it on the street. The kids got a nice pasta pomodori. We had a good local fish as... More 

Thank GeertVromman
Basel, Switzerland
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

Andrea and his team made our visits just amazing! The service, the food and the environment were perfect. My fiancé and I spent a great time and we were very satisfied with the whole experience. The portions are fantastic, and the food is simply amazing! We strongly recommend this place in Portoferraio! We were also traveling with our dog, and... More 

Thank Eder_Alvarez
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed June 22, 2016

The biggest, most authentic fish soup I have ever had! The mussels were unbelievably good too! We had to come back another day to try more dishes. Don't miss out on this restaurant!

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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

interesting place, quite surreal .. feels like home .. so it promises to be great !! all glory and they recommend, but .. the food very average !! fish soup awful .. demanding and tiring to eat. pasta, rather average quality .. fish as well. definitely more there does not appear and recommend it to anyone .. hungry, we got... More 

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765gianni, Proprietario at Ristorante da Gianni, responded to this review
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Buon giorno, ricordo benissimo la sua presenza al ristorante,non rispondo per le due stelletta che mi avete dato non mi... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Giosue' Carducci 96, 57037, Portoferraio, Elba Island, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Livorno  >  Elba Island  >  Portoferraio
  • Phone Number: +39 0565 930976

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?