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“Good food and great character”

la lanterna da Silverio
Ranked #71 of 81 Restaurants in Ponza Island
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Reservations
Melbourne
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Good food and great character”
Reviewed 8 July 2014

This small restaurant provides delicious food with an emphasis on fresh seafood. The presentation of the food could be better and there is no view apart from the passing parade of the beautiful people but we found this restaurant to be exceptional value and thanks to Erasmo, who is the public face of the restaurant, very entertaining.
We initially tried to book one evening after walking past but were told, by Erasmo to come back in the morning, which we did and were assured that an evening table was ours. Erasmo was particularly attentive towards us when we arrived and continued to amuse us (whether intentionally or not) for the rest of the evening. He left us with one menu between nine and asked us to write down our orders. Wine was produced (there is no wine list and apparently no choice) and food began to appear at an erratic pace. Nevertheless, the pasta dishes, in particular, were delicious and the children were particularly happy with the fried calamari. Side dishes were also of a high quality.
As mentioned prices were very reasonable (credit cards not accepted) compared with other Ponza restaurants.
We enjoyed the evening so much that we returned the next night. Thanks Erasmo!!!

Visited July 2014
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  • English first
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English first
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Best value and exceptional quality food in Ponza”
Reviewed 12 September 2013

This notorious restaurant in Ponza is worth the struggle to get a table if you can. Every thing is basic - you write your own order which gets passed to the kitchen - but the food, which is very simple is quite excellent. Fresh and very tasty. There are no desserts or coffee offerings here. Lots of character here and people are often waiting for tables for ages. Really great value to boot.

Visited September 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Simple, high quality and good price”
Reviewed 18 June 2013

If you like small restaurants with a small selection of fresh and tasty plates at a reasonable price, it's the place for you. Remember to book as soon as you can since it only seats 30 people and it is very popular among Ponza estimators.
It does not accept Credit Cards.

  • Visited June 2013
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