WINE AND GASTRONOMY
Catch of the day menus, restaurants with magnificent panoramic views, Limon fest and a delightful, small winery. Here is our experts’ selection of restaurants and the best taste experiences.
SUMMER BAR PIZZERIA
Delightful location overlooking the beach of Sant’Andrea
So close to the sea, you could say that the Summer Bar is really a beach restaurant. The setting is cool and bright and the staff are courteous. The reviews rate the most popular fish dishes as Pirate Octopus, spaghetti with seafood and grilled sea bass. There is no shortage of extremely positive comments about the panoramic terrace with its breath-taking views at sunset over the Bay of Sant’Andrea.
INFO AND RESERVATIONS: Summer Bar Pizzeria
Piazza Capo Sant’Andrea 10, Sant’Andrea, Marciana
RISTORANTE IL SARACENO
Dine with a panoramic view
Il Saraceno is a typical restaurant with a fish-based menu and also serves excellent pizza. Of the many dishes on the menu, the first course of spaghetti with spider crab is very popular. The setting is simple and genuine and the terrace enjoys a beautiful panoramic view over the bay of Sant’Andrea.
INFO AND RESERVATIONS: Ristorante Il Saraceno
Via dei Prati 5, Sant’Andrea, Marciana
BAR LE SIRENE
Facing the Bay of Sant’Andrea
Enjoy the view of the beautiful beach of Sant’Andrea, perhaps by choosing one of the beachfront tables under the tamarisk trees, and then order your favourite dish. We suggest you try a refreshing spritz and one of the schiaccine with fillings.
BAR RISTORANTE IL GABBIANO
A stone's throw from the beach
On a beautiful terrace overlooking the bay of Sant’Andrea, enjoy delicacies based on fresh fish at the Il Gabbiano restaurant, where the most popular dish is Elba-style “cacciucco” fish soup, an evergreen of the local tradition.
INFO AND RESERVATIONS: Il Gabbiano snack-bar ristorante pizzeria
Piazza Capo Sant’Andrea 18, Sant’Andrea, Marciana
RISTORANTE HOTEL GALLO NERO
In the company of the horizon
Dining at the Hotel Gallo Nero means sitting on a panoramic terrace enjoying dinner in the company of the horizon, the island of Capraia, the Tuscan coast and the Enfola promontory. The menu is full of local flavours and traditions and the dishes are presented with care and attention to detail.
RISTORANTE DA SAURO
Gourmet dining by candlelight with panoramic views
Booking a table at Sauro’s, you’ll be dining in the company of the sea, sunsets and attentive, trained staff. The dishes are real delights, mainly based on fresh catch of the day. There are also many interesting alternatives on the menu for coeliacs, vegetarians and vegans.
INFO AND RESERVATIONS: Ristorante Da Sauro
Via Sant’Assunta 103, Sant’Andrea, Marciana
RISTORANTE HOTEL CERNIA
A sensory journey
The Cernia restaurant offers a taste experience defined as “a sensory journey through the culinary roots of the Tuscan tradition”. Each course is served with great care and attention to detail. The location is very welcoming, thanks especially to the wide view over the bay of S Andrea. The restaurant is part of the Hotel Cernia but is also open to outside guests not staying in the hotel.
Sunset in a glass
At Bar 19.21, the day begins with excellent morning coffee and croissants and ends with wonderful aperitifs at sunset in the company of the fabulous panorama. The Bar sometimes organises aperitifs with lots of tasty ideas, excellent for ending a day on the beach or in the mountains. Stop here before dusk and enjoy an aperitif on the panoramic terrace as you watch the captivating sunset between the island of Capraia and Corsica.
HI-BAR E HI-WINERY
Aperitif Bar, Cellar and Wine Shop with a modern design
The delightful HI-Winery is to be found in the Boutique Hotel Ilio. You can visit, by appointment, and purchase some of the finest local and Tuscan DOC wines, as well as the Hotel’s HI brand products: Hi-Wine, a delicious Shiraz wine from Elba, Hi-Oil, Tuscan Evo Oil and Hi-Beer, a locally brewed craft beer.
TRATTORIA DI MARE LA NASSA
Fished and tasted
La Nassa is a lovely trattoria where you can taste typical local dishes; the menu offers the catch of the day prepared as tradition demands. A delightful terrace overlooking the bay and the song of the waves set the scene for a moment of carefree conviviality.
INFO AND RESERVATIONS: Trattoria di mare La Nassa
Via S. Gaetano 84, Sant’Andrea, Marciana
RISTORANTE BARSATIME BISTRO
Fresh fish served facing the sea
This adorable little restaurant will surprise you first with its panoramic position and then win you over with a menu based on the catch of the day.
INFO AND RESERVATIONS: Ristorante Barsatime Bistro
Piazza Capo Sant’Andrea 7, Sant’Andrea, Marciana
ALIMENTARI ANSELMI RENATO
Groceries, gastronomy and much more
At the Anselmi Renato Market you’ll find breakfast bakery goods, filled “panini” sandwiches, typical products and a wide range of fresh and packaged groceries. There is also a large assortment of holiday merchandise such as newspapers, magazines, beach items and much more.
INFO AND RESERVATIONS: Alimentari Anselmi Renato, via Sant’Assunta 30, Zanca, Marciana
RISTORANTE IL SOTTOMARINO
Dining with sea view
Many choose il Sottomarino for its beautiful panoramic terrace only to discover that delights also come on a plate. Try the delicious fish carbonara, the mussel soup and the roasted octopus and the carpaccio and sliced fish are also excellent. The restaurant is very welcoming and the tables under the pergola with sea view are much appreciated.
INFO AND RESERVATIONS: Ristorante Il Sottomarino
Via S. Gaetano 12, Sant’Andrea, Marciana
SANT’ANDREA LIMON FEST
History, botany, food and wine, art and wellness
“Limon Fest” is a celebration of the typical local lemon and is held in spring. On previous occasions, Piazza di Sant’Andrea and other meeting places were framed by wonderful lemon trees, restaurants and bars offered menus and recipes inspired by yellow citrus fruit and participants at the event were able to taste lemon-flavoured pastry delicacies and cocktails.
STREET FOOD IL FICO D’INDIA
A delicious break
There is no shortage of interesting street food in Sant’Andrea. Il Fico d’India offers sweet crêpes, wafers, fresh, zero-kilometre fruit water ice and much more.
Piazza Capo Sant’Andrea, Sant’Andrea, Marciana
LA BOTTEGA DELLE COTE GROCERY STORE
Everything you need for a carefree day
In this shop, very close to the beach, you’ll find groceries and a wide range of useful goods for your holiday. Excellent filled sandwiches to take to the beach or on your excursions.
Alimentari la Bottega delle Cote
Piazza Capo Sant’Andrea 3, Sant’Andrea, Marciana
PAN PER FOCACCIA BAKERY
Bread and many tasty treats
Freshly baked bread, focaccia and exquisite confectionary. Stop off here when you come back from your trip and taste traditional, local flavours
Emporio Regina is a lovely, friendly souvenir shop. When you come back from the beach, stop and have a look at the many local handicrafts and gift ideas.
Via S.Gaetano, 27 – Sant’Andrea, Marciana