Porto Santo Stefano Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Porto Santo Stefano

December 9, 2017 Ying Subia

Porto Santo Stefano (Italian: [ˈpɔrto ˈsanto ˈsteːfano]) is a seaport town on the west coast of Italy, in the municipality of Monte Argentario, in the Province of Grosseto, Tuscany. It is the municipal seat of Monte Argentario and one of the two major towns that form the township, along with Porto Ercole. The region is on the slopes of Mount Argentario, which dominates the whole area. Porto Santo Stefano is 150 kilometres (95 miles) northwest of Rome.
Things to do in Porto Santo Stefano

1. La Fontanina

Localita San Pietro SNC, 58019 Porto Santo Stefano, Monte Argentario, Italy Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$8 +39 0564 825261
Excellent
46%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
8%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 225 reviews

La Fontanina

Reviewed By MichRens - Brussels, Belgium

Our expectations were high for this place as it came highly recommended but we had a mix experience. We had some vegetarian burger for starter they came to light only when we add the right amount of Olive Oil and Balsamic, for main i took a steak that was absolutely perfect but the vegetable again were not as they could have been so overall we were disappointed but this remains a good place outside the main city restaurants

2. Lo Sconciglio

Piazzale Dei Rioni 22, 58019 Porto Santo Stefano, Monte Argentario, Italy Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +39 0564 810869
Excellent
47%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
8%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 360 reviews

Lo Sconciglio

Reviewed By joyce74 - London

Went for dinner and was unimpressed. Having waited for the waiter to run to another restaurant to find a bottle opener....(why would you not have your own bottle opener in a restaurant???) we then waited another 45 mins for our food to arrive, on a Tuesday evening when they were not even so busy. Food not what we ordered but we were so hungry we accepted it in any case. Food was good however, no complaints about the actual food or drink, just the service which was dreadful. I hadn't quite finished my food and was mid conversation when the owner came and took my plate out from under me before I could say anything. That, followed by wrong coffee order and coffee being served before we had chance to finish our wine, we also specifically asked to wait for the coffee until we were done with wine so were a bit annoyed by the time we left. Food ok, service not good.

3. Lo Sfizio

Lungomare Dei Navigatori 26, 58019 Porto Santo Stefano, Monte Argentario, Italy Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Reservations, Highchairs Available Mediterranean, Italian, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$196 - HK$385 +39 0564 812592
Excellent
55%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Lo Sfizio

Reviewed By RP-Netherlands - Leidschendam, The Netherlands

Our dinner was very tasty, well prepared, and fresh. the fish was lovely, service good and the price reasonable. We sat outside on the pavement which was a bit noisy. The sea was nearby but the parked cards obstructed the view. There are tables on a more elevated level , so next time I would book one of those, or inside. We loved the food and the service, so we will return if we get the chance.

4. La Dolce Vita

Corso Umberto I, 58019 Porto Santo Stefano, Monte Argentario, Italy Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Street Parking, Wine and Beer Italian, Bar, Pub, Wine Bar Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night HK$94 - HK$290 +39 347 076 5179
Excellent
64%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 84 reviews

La Dolce Vita

"A place suitable for any time!" 5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015 NEW I always loved the view enjoyed from this place ... But over the location this place offers lots of things, cocktails, aperitifs, lunches, apericene and a choice of dishes to be enjoyed for dinner, from simple platters of cold cuts first courses to a delicious Italian-style sushi (as they say), I suggest you try it anyway exquisite ... Sit back and enjoy the atmosphere ... you'll find yourself spending an evening with food and a bottle of views wine without realizing it and you will go away with a smile ...

Reviewed By Derek D - Dublin, Ireland

Le Dolce Vita is a pavement Bar, in the old part of Porto Santo Stefano, overlooking the old harbor. It comprises of only outside space under large umbrellas, with tables and chairs on the cobble street. The “Bar” is on the opposite side of the street where the drinks and food are prepared.
Traveling with three young children, it is hard, at times, to wait till restaurants open at 7.30 or 8 o’clock. Le Dolce Vita made our great holiday in Porto Santo Stefano even more enjoyable. I, my wife and my 3 children (6, 5 and 12 months) would arrive shortly after opening (approx. 6pm) and sit and enjoy the sun set with a glass of red, rose, white or even Prosecco.
The drinks were always accompanied with a very generous plate of antipasti with meats, cheese's and pesto's. The service was fantastic and always friendly, and the music was brilliant through a iMac and speakers. We went most night’s before dinner and the children loved the antipasti as well as their orange juices.

5. Al Pozzarello

S.s. 440 | Loc Pozzarello, 58019 Porto Santo Stefano, Monte Argentario, Italy Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +39 0564 815623
Excellent
30%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
7%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 268 reviews

Al Pozzarello

Reviewed By onholiday1o1 - London

We'd driven for a couple of hours to reach Monte Argentario, and pulled up at the first place we could park easily, with no expectations at all. You can't really see the restaurant from the road, but go down some steps, and you come to a small (40 cover?) room, which looks out over the little bay. Unsurprisingly, seafood is at the fore. Spaghetti with vongole was perfect, along with swordfish served with tomato caponata and roast potatoes. Our little one had fish and chips - the fish served gloriously unbattered.

6. La Bussola

Piazzale Facchinetti 11, 58015 Porto Santo Stefano, Monte Argentario, Italy Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +39 0564 814225
Excellent
45%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 929 reviews

La Bussola

Reviewed By Piccolo22 - London, United Kingdom

Positives: All the food was great - fresh fish brought to the table which you could choose from was a nice touch.
Negatives: Service was poor. Made reservation via email. Walked into an empty restaurant. Told waiter I had reservation in Italian and was told they don't have an email address (there is one on their website). Then he was very reluctant to seat us. I would have walked out at this point, but the weather was terrible outside. It was not a case of being fully booked, there were multiple free tables throughout the evening. The service was slow after this, and we had to ask for the bill three times.

7. Trattoria del Sub - Dal Pirata

Piazzale Candi 5, 58019 Porto Santo Stefano, Monte Argentario, Italy Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$157 - HK$392 +39 0564 813811
Excellent
42%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
3%
Terrible
8%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 273 reviews

Trattoria del Sub - Dal Pirata

Reviewed By lodgeatcamdenhills

We stumbled across this restaurant while traveling around and I'm so glad we did. The proprietor/chef/host was incredibly kind and accommodating. Our food was delicious and very fresh. Also very plentiful and filling but happy to indulge in the fantastic homemade Limoncello afterwards. It was one of the highlights of the holiday!

8. A Casa di Paolo e Rosita

Via dei tre ragazzi 46 | la via inizia in prossimità del n.66 di via del Campone, accanto ai campi da tennis., 58019 Porto Santo Stefano, Monte Argentario, Italy Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean Lunch, Dinner HK$94 - HK$235 +39 0564 813139
Excellent
52%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 273 reviews

A Casa di Paolo e Rosita

Reviewed By silvana11 - Liverpool, United Kingdom

Wonderful food served with a smile. Grilled meat, chicken fried in breadcrumbs both served with potatoes two desserts (panna cotta) to die for! Water and half litre of house wine €37.50.

9. Ferrini Alessandro

Lungomare Dei Navigatori 59, 58019 Porto Santo Stefano, Monte Argentario, Italy Breakfast +39 0564 810494
Excellent
78%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 71 reviews

Ferrini Alessandro

Reviewed By Richard M

The speciality of the house are very small cakes filled with a variety of fillings. Can't really compare them to anything... Although Pasties di Natas is the only thing I can think of...
Tasted really good.. The lady of the house didn't seem to be in a good mood, and it didn't help when we asked how much... So we just tried anyway... We paid about 12€ for 10 pieces. The are weighed.

10. Trattoria Il Moletto

Porto S. Stefano . Via Del Molo,52 | Rione Pilarella, 58019 Porto Santo Stefano, Monte Argentario, Italy Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Italian, Seafood, Grill, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +39 0564 813636
Excellent
33%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
7%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 878 reviews

Trattoria Il Moletto

Reviewed By Travellingmalet

This restaurant is unique for its location, directly on the waterfront, facing the harbour and occasionally the big yachts. The food is not pretentious, fair quality and price

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