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“Creative and traditional superb eating”

Ristorante O' Pignattello
Ranked #5 of 32 Restaurants in Lacco Ameno
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Welcome to "O 'Pignattello". It is not only a restaurant, a physical site, but a place of the soul. A journey to discover local stories, flavors founded and handed, made up with wisdom and simplicity. Why this name, Pignattello? It is the way we use here, on Ischia Island, to call the "Pignatta", the terracotta pot we use to cook the dishes of our tradition. This is precisely the heart of our proposal: to offer an experience able to combine tradition and innovation, local ingredients of the highest quality that tell you about a dynamic island projected towards the future but able to jealously guard the knowledge of its own fathers. With our selected wine list and a welcoming and discreet service, we will be happy to give you an unforgettable evening.
Reviewed July 22, 2012

If you are in Lacco Ameno, this is The restaurant you should go to. We went here twice, and had very good experiences. Menu is composed of both traditional and innovative dishes. We had both fish and meat, and it was all well prepared and presented. High quality. Good and personal service! Go there!

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Reviewed July 11, 2012

Loved this place so much we ate here twice, returning on our last night in Ischia. The first night, we were in a rush to eat before the football, but enjoyed the food and service so much it demanded we go back.

For a romantic dinner for two, this is a perfect place to eat. The restaurant's location is in central Lacco Ameno and the terrace is a great spot for watching the world go by. Service was fantastic, we were made to feel very welcome and at ease and the waiter knew the menu well and had some great suggestions.

As for the food - sensational! From the free amuse bouche onwards, it was a joy. The stuffed courgette flowers are to die for. I ate a sensational steak there, and hubby phoned ahead on our second visit to order the rabbit. He had some of it as a first course ragu with pasta, the rest was served whole (maybe not for the squeamish - brains and all), but he absolutely loved it - and he's something of a rabbit aficionado. It's a local speciality, so worth trying if you're a fan. Veggies were super fresh and perfectly cooked. Whoever the chef is, he's a real talent.

Wine list was great and very expensive, we stayed with Ischian wine and it was delicious.

Very reasonably priced for what you get. We'd eat here all the time if it was local!

We travel a lot and eat out a lot, so it's not often we're so impressed by somewhere, but this was one of the highlights of our trip.

Do note, the phone number for the restaurant listed here is incorrect - it's 081.507.2457.

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Thank Jo M
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Reviewed June 23, 2012

great location on the plaza. We ate here on TA recommendations. Lovely restaurant, contemporary looking menu, but, IMHO the food doesnt deliver. Service was slow, with only the manager and 1 staff member serving around 30 people. Pasta OK, nothing special. We ordered steak for main, which of course was a mistake on this island ( we know that now!). Beef tasted like liver, dry and overcoooked (ordered rare).
There are many better places to eat in the area and on the island.

Thank ads7788
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Reviewed June 17, 2012

Just got back from Pignattello and dinner was so good I felt obliged to write a review. One of the best dinners of our trip (particularly recommend the "Meat (Steak) Tartare" and the aubergine,tomato & mozzarella starter. Friendly service and great place to sit and enjoy a warm evening. Loved it. Thanks!

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Thank OlieR
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Reviewed June 7, 2012

We were just looking for a light lunch and were promised we were in the right place - we certainly were, as it turns out! Everything delicious and made express, quality excellent, very fresh and tasty, all fish. We'll be sure to go back, they made us feel special and let us linger. House wine was perfect too!

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Thank cmfNorthItaly
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