Eating out in Favignana

Eating out on holiday is as integral to the trip and sunscreen.

You can’t truly relax and enjoy yourself until you’re sitting back with a glass of wine in one hand and a menu in the other.

There are few greater pleasures than the joy of having someone else, a true pro, look after you and serve you supper.

Plus cooking in someone else’s kitchen is always a pain, so it’s far easier to avoid it all together!

Easy breezy in Dolce

During our time on the island we invariably watched the sunset from our little garden overlooking the sea.

Italian dresses and braids

Dolce vita dress // Braided sandals

When life gives you lemons, buy a handbag. You'll feel better!

Enamel ring // Gold Love bangle // Skinny bangle

Dolce bag

Drinking in the views and the breeze.

Scoop back and full skirts

Before heading to the little town’s main street for a different sort of a drink.

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When evening draws in on Favignana, this is the place you go to.

A little cobbled street lined with bars, revellers spilling out onto the pavements, watching the promenade of people passing by.

All with a cold drink and plate of snacks on hand.

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For such a little island, Favignana is blessed with a remarkable number of restaurants.

You couldn’t try them all in a week even if you tried.

But here are the ones you must:

Trattoria El Pescador – For lunch or dinner. Have the raw red prawns. Prepare yourself for heaven when you ask for the bill, they’ll bring you a free pudding that’ll change your life forever.

Trattoria Due Colonne – For a casual lunch outside in the square. Have a pasta dish, they’re all excellent.

Get a takeaway pizza from any of the little hole in the wall restaurants scattered around town. Take it to the sea and have your own little romantic supper for two. (Ahem.)

And then there’s our favourite place of all.

A spot you might walk by if you didn’t know better. Plastic tables & chairs, paper table cloths…

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…waiters who don’t speak a word of English and a booking sheet that’s always fully booked.

Quello che c’è…c’è!

(That’s the name of the restaurant.)

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Make sure you book at least a day or two ahead.

Specify you want a table outside, or you’ll be squished inside with a million others.

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Good luck with the menu, it’s vast and all in Italian.

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But don’t panic, you really can’t go wrong here!

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Have the raw tuna in olive oil with salt & lemon.

 

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The raw prawns (or the cooked ones if you’d rather, they’re also excellent!)

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And the fritto misto.

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Sure you might over order, but there’s always a few cuties around to help you out.

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The pasta course is naturally the best course!

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The local, Moorish inspired, pistachio pesto with clams is a must.

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As is the seafood carbonara.

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And don’t even think about skipping on dessert when pistachio tiramisu’s on offer!

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You’d be nuts to miss it.

I know this post is a little specifically meant for those planning on visiting Favignana, but I see no reason that that shouldn’t be you… so save it away for a rainy day!

Final Italy post up tomorrow *sob* and then back to Blighty come Monday. I hope you’ve enjoyed the posts as much as I’ve enjoyed sharing them with you!

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  • I always love having a few furry cuties to help out with the food! 🙂
    Beautiful picture story as always! 🙂

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  • Your dress is stunning! X
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  • Amy

    Looks delish! I recently tried Burger & Lobster when I was in London, from your recommendation and have to say, it was one of the nicest meals I’ve ever had so thank you! X

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  • That dress is so lovely. All the food pics have got me craving.
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  • Holly & Boydie G.

    Super enjoyed the posts!! Thanks for sharing and giving us a momentary getaway during the day!

  • You take gorgeous food photos! What kind of camera/lens do you use?
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  • OMG this food looks amazing!! 🙂

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  • marie from heartfelt hunt

    the food looks so soooo yummy, but i don’t even know where to begin with telling you how beautiful i think this dress is – totally in love with the whole dolce & gabbana collection though 😉

    xoxo,
    marie

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  • what a dress, love it.

    Mel x

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  • Mary Fremeau

    that dress is an absolute dream! You look amazing in it!
    xxoo
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  • Pistachio tiramisu, now that’s a taste sensation! The food looks beautiful and delicious <3

    Lauren x
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  • You’ve literally ordered every one of my favourite dishes. I love little authentic places like this 🙂

  • michelle

    This looks amazing!! Especially those pasta dishes. I am so impressed by the photographs of the food. I find that to be one of the hardest things to capture when you’re a dinner with low lighting. – michelle

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  • Peppermint Dolly

    Great post, that seafood carbonara looks amazing!

    Rebecca
    xx

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  • oh my gosh that looks so delicious…might need to get on a plane to Italy asap!

  • Miss Elaineous

    Oh how can you resist that little fur nugget ever so innocently begging for food with those soulful little eyes! 😀

  • That pasta!!! I so want to go there!
    Heather
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  • Oh man that food is making my mouth water and my eyes may have taken on heart shapes.. <3

  • Yvonne

    This is a great post and the photos are fabulous! love the dress!
    xo Yvonne
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  • I always love your posts, because even if the reader (such as myself) isn’t planning on visiting there anytime soon it still makes for such interesting reading xo

  • This looks delicious! Even though I live in Italy, I still can’t get enough of the food!
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    Edie x