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“Great food”
Review of Acqua Pazza

Acqua Pazza
Ranked #9 of 85 Restaurants in Ponza Island
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

We had great service. But, they did seem to expect we had a reservation when we arrived at the restaurant. I am always a little spoiled since my wife is Italian and has a way of engaging the locals in a way I could not.

Still the food was wonderful and well prepared. We asked for a red wine to go with our food which of course was completely seafood and the pinot noir suggested was delicious and not expensive. It was light and matched our food well despite being the 'wrong' type of wine.

The tuna tartare was well prepared and the 'extras' you get as appetizers were great and possibly better than the food we ordered.

The owner/manager was hard to engage but was obviously proud of his restaurant and service was excellent. It came recommended from someone with high end tastes who has been there many times and we felt like we got what we expected. We were very pleased with our dinner.

There is a great view of the port at night and it may be the reason you pay a little more. Total spent with a bottle of wine was 145€. We'd definitely go again.

Thank Bill S
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Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Possibly my favourite restaurant in Ponza, great food, great service, great location overlooking the harbour.

It's a little pricey, but for me it's worth it, there's an extensive wine list, but some wines have eye watering prices, there are also lots of reasonably priced nice wines too.

1  Thank Jim S
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Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Book ahead to get the best view. We arrived Tuesday evening and hadn't booked and the best thing we did was book for the following night. Great views over the harbour but limited seating. Everyone, book in advance if you want to eat in a great restaurant. They have a tasting menu (€75) or a la carte. We opted for the a la carte and had two pasta dishes(with a chefs amuse bouche beforehand which was delicious) followed by secondi dishes. Highlight was the swordfish secondi. Thoroughly recommend the Ponza white wine. Service was excellent - the servers had some English and were very hospitable and humourous. The best of our Ponza meals

Thank Dream2live
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Reviewed 7 August 2016

My wife and I visited Ponza and were staying in hotel Grand Hotel Santa Domitilla.
There are many restaurants between our hotel and your restaurant. The 28th of July evening we decided to eat dinner in thia restaurant. It was about 7.30 pm. The whole restaurant was almost empty; only two persons were sitting there. When we were taking seat with the table for two, one of staff said welcome to us. We asked another of staff / Mr Marco / for Menu. In that time we were already seated. He said that we have to leave, as the whole restaurant is fully booked for the whole evening. We did not understand why we were seated and welcomed in the beginning but after we were not allowed to eat. There was no sign about reservation for the tables. There were no sign about anything. He was not polite. On the contrary he was rather aggressive in that time. I was trying to come to some solution and asked him about reservation for the next day, or day after. His answer was that there is no table for us for the next two weeks. The whole situation was humiliating for us. We travel rather often. We visited many different countries. But we were never treated so badly as in this restaurant. It was big surprise that Italian people can be so unprofessional and so un-polite.

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Thank Hance K
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Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Very nice setting, came by Tripadvisor reviews. Service seemed fine at start. But food was not perfect, and particularly the waitress missed our order. Then did not follow up. Some of the dinner came half an hour after the others. And then to end it took 45 minutes to pay.
Left unhappy!!
( the sommelierxwas great though)

Thank To-kro
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