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Località Sbarcatello 58019 Porto Ercole (GR)


+39 0564 858111

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Date of evaluation

july 7th, 2022 – 11:00 pm


Paolo Borzatta



A small cove in Monte Argentario almost overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea, is home to the Il Pellicano hotel and its gourmet restaurant (1 Michelin star); which has been a destination for the world’s best society for decades. Elegance, privacy and quality are the watchwords of this place.

The large hall of the restaurant with its covered terrace allows guests to dine while also blissing their eyes with a view of the sea. The decor, colors and even the uniforms of the staff with warm colors, immediately give a feeling of welcome and coziness.

The menu is extensive with two complex and interesting tasting routes. In the itinerary signed by Chef Gioia, it ranges from an essential but exciting amuse-bouche (watermelon cube with cucumber mousse), to crab with avocado, tomato and caviar, to quail, pastas, scallops, pigeon breast with scorzonera and foie gras, and desserts. The right length with just the right variations.

The execution is impeccable. The cooking of the meats (poultry) simply perfect, maintaining the right succulence. Always a great balance of primary flavors and never smears in the balances of flavors or textures. Every dish arrives to the table (on a very hot evening) always at the perfect temperature.

Extremely extensive wine list with all the important labels.

Impeccable service, very attentive and never invasive. The feeling of being taken care of when, how and how much we want.

I had a great time, happy to live but also amazed just enough to always be curious. Hence, the perfect balance between a great House of Pleasure (50%) and a House of Wonder (50%).