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Il Pellicano

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Localita Sbarcatello, 58019 Porto Ercole, Monte Argentario, Italy
+39 0564 858111
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Avila Beach, California
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85 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Delicious food, great service, beautiful setting, view of the bay, extensive wine list. We had an amazing dinner experience with friends.

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Dixon, Illinois
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We had lunch here. I had ribolletti soup, quite tasty. My son and husband had pasta dishes and said they were good. Nice white wine. We did not stay here but the resort looks beautiful. Views of the sea are amazing. Very pricey meal.

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New York
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103 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Everything about our meal was exceptional beginning with the spectacular setting looking out on the Tyrrhenian Sea. Our meal began with an amazing amuse bouche with a perfect combination of flavors and textures. For our primi we enjoyed one of the best expressions of Ribollita I have ever tasted - hearty and rustic - artfully presented with a golden toasted... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

The setting is wonderful and the service perfect. And the food great. I see recent other reviews were less favourable but I cannot agree - we thought it was brilliant. Of course you pay for all the environment and highly trained staff and the least good value was the non alcoholic beer retailing at around one euro and charged at... More 

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Pellicano_Hotels, Direttore at Il Pellicano, responded to this review

Dear UKDOC49, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. I will be happy to share your comments with my team and I am sure that your positive words will be an incentive for us to keep improving and to deliver exceptional quality of food paired with outstanding service. I look forward to welcoming you back back one... More 

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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Tonight we ate at the grill at Pellicano. I had the caprese salad to start-- delicious and really best to be split. I was explicitly told the pasta special was with porcini mushrooms and no sauce, only a little garlic. Sadly, it was served in very little light, I tasted it and it was disgusting. It turns out it had... More 

Thank Laura R
Pellicano_Hotels, Direttore at Il Pellicano, responded to this review

Dear Laura R, Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience. I am sorry that we were not able to meet your needs and expectations; please allow me to express my sincerest apologies on behalf of the entire team. At Il Pellicano we continuously strive to improve both quality of the food and service; therefore, your... More 

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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Beautiful hotel with Michelin starred restaurant and grill. We booked and ate in the grill. A bit out of Porto Ercole on Monte Argentario, this hotel has a magnificent setting nestled in a cliff with a view of south west Italian coast. Grill is above pool and on a level lower than main restaurant. Excellent food in a casual setting.... More 

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Meerbusch, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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62 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Nice location, but the food was not good at all. We had a mini table at the Pelligrill and had a Rombo fish that was truly grilled to death. It tasted totally burned. The starter, deep fried scampi and octopus for 45,00 €, was not even worth to be mentioned. The wines are totally overpriced. I had great expectations but... More 

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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

I have been going to Monte Argentario and surroundings since I was a little boy; Porto Ercole, Porto Santo Stefano, Cala Piccola, Saturnia, Pitigliano... Il Pellicano has always been synonymous of understated luxury, good taste and strictly non-ostentatious sybaritism. Also this year, as I tend to do quite regularly, I visited the Pellicano's gourmet restaurant (a grill restaurant is also... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Go here if you want a lovely atmosphere, reasonable but slow service, and emphasis on presentation over taste. Most dishes lack a certain je ne sais quoi. The desserts are all trying to be too clever, and miss the mark. The flavours don't balance, there is no magic in the mouth. There is way too much emphasis on the presentation,... More 

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Pellicano_Hotels, Direttore at Il Pellicano, responded to this review

Dear PickyPrincess2, Thank you for writing such a detailed comments about Il Pellicano. I am sorry that your experience did not meet your expectations; please allow me to express my sincerest apologies. We continuously strive to meet your needs and expectations, therefore your feedback is very important to us. We will definitively take into consideration your points. I appreciate the... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

After spending nearly 20 years summering in the South of France and on Capri I've finally made the switch to something new. Or rather something old & old world. Il Pellicano is very different and in a fabulous way! Whereas the French Riviera and Capri are mostly full of US east coasters looking to people watch, network and shopshopshop, this... More 

Thank Linny8856
Pellicano_Hotels, Direttore at Il Pellicano, responded to this review

Dear Linny8856, Thank you for your kind words and for taking the time to share your experience! I will share your praises with my the staff, and I look forward to welcoming you back next year. Arrivederci More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 109 - US$ 237
Italian, Mediterranean, Seafood, International, European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Localita Sbarcatello, 58019 Porto Ercole, Monte Argentario, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Grosseto  >  Monte Argentario  >  Porto Ercole
  • Phone Number: +39 0564 858111
In this elegant five-star hotel in Tuscany, today part of The Leading Hotels of the World, Chef Sebastiano Lombardi's cuisine is always a lovely surprise, thrilling and satisfying all five senses. The Michelin-star restaurant dining room is a large veranda overlooking the sea, opening onto the terrace facing the garden. The walls are decorated with wallpaper reproducing a drawing by Piero Fornasetti, and original 1960s appliques created by Italian craftsmen.
In the two-Michelin star restaurant, in Porto Ercole on the Argentario coast, the lamps are made of bird cages, and the large windows frame the moonlight reflecting off the sea. The kitchen uses only seasonal organic fruits and vegetables, plus the day's catch and organic meat from carefully selected local producers. Under the skilled touch of our Michelin-starred chef, food becomes a feast for both the eyes and the palate. Guests with a sweet tooth will be thrilled by the parade of desserts and the Tuscan dessert cart, plus a selection of the finest chocolates. At Il Pellicano, the day always starts off right, with the fragrance of freshly-baked cakes and breads, freshly-perked coffee, jams, yogurt, fresh fruit and vegetable juices, cheeses from local dairies, and organic eggs.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?