We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Worth the walk........”
Review of Il Porticciolo

Il Porticciolo
Ranked #1 of 78 Restaurants in Sperlonga
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $28 - $34
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Southampton
Level Contributor
147 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Worth the walk........”
Reviewed June 23, 2013

..........from either the old town or the new!

This is an unpretentious harbourside Bar Ristorante which provides superb fare at reasonable prices. We did not find it until the latter stages of our holiday, and ran out of time for a third visit.

Seafood is a speciality - and it is worth the wait while your meal is cooked specially for you (not a lot, if anything, seems to be pre-prepared).

I am not a great lover of seafood but in spite of that enjoyed the meals I had, and actually could have eaten well without having fish, but in view of the location it would have been almost criminal not to have had fish.

Part of the attraction of an eatery is the people who run it, and the charming couple to operate this restaurant only improved the experience.

Definitely not "fast food" but great cuisine prepared and presented with great care. Main courses and a limited range of Dolce served in French cuisine style. Everything looks good enough to eat, and is!

"worth the walk"? Said because you either approach via a hillside walk from the new part of Sperlonga, or you abandon the old town to go down the steps to the harbour - both very worthwhile exercises!

  • Visited June 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank AandASouthampton
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

558 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    226
    220
    63
    25
    24
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fabulous!!!!”
Reviewed July 18, 2012 via mobile

Il Porticiollo is a lovely bar/restaurant situated in the quiet port area of Sperlonga. The owners Mauro (chef) and Lucia have created a wonderful menu that changes daily depending on the fresh ingredients available. We've eaten there 5 or 6 times now and have had a wonderful meal every time. The food is top quality and you can tell that Mauro really puts his heart into his cooking. The restaurant has a warm, welcoming feel to it and you can spend many an hour drinking, eating and watching the world go by. Truly one of the best restaurants in Italy. Speciality of the house is seafood and the fritta mista is phenomenal! Mauro e Lucia sietti bravi, ci vediamo presto xxx

Helpful?
1 Thank Coconero
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Il Porticciolo also viewed

Sperlonga, Province of Latina
Sperlonga, Province of Latina
 
Sperlonga, Province of Latina
Sperlonga, Province of Latina
 

Been to Il Porticciolo? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing