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Where to eat in Pantelleria on a budget


Pantelleria, a Sicilian island with Mediterranean flavors, is the ideal place to spend an alternative holiday in the name of archaeological sites, breathtaking sunsets, clear sea and wonderful views.

Not only that, because this is the perfect place to enjoy typical cuisine characterized by the right mix of Mediterranean and North African flavors. The dishes are based on genuine products and the recipes derive from a long culinary tradition coming from the peoples who dominated the island.

Are you ready to go? Here are all our tips on where to eat in Pantelleria on a budget!



Index

  1. U'Trattu Restaurant Pizzeria & Wine Bar
  2. Trattoria Scauri
  3. La Risacca Restaurant
  4. Escaped Women
  5. Murana oven
  6. Earthquake Bakery
  7. U'Friscu
  8. Zinedi farmhouse
  9. Cicci's Bar
  10. Strit Fud
  11. User questions and comments

1 - U'Trattu Restaurant Pizzeria & Wine Bar

This restaurant offers typical dishes of Pantelleria cooked with fresh and island produce.
The menu includes both land and sea dishes at competitive prices, the location is wonderful and allows you to dine while watching the sunset from the terrace or have lunch in the shade of beautiful trees.

  • Address: Via Gabriele, 7 Contrada Rekale - Get directions
  • Contact us: Tel. 0923 697001 - page fb
  • Specialty of the house: spaghetti with amberjack, pasta with Pantelleria pesto and Pantelleria salad
  • Average price per person: € 20,00
  • Closing day: always open

2 - Trattoria Scauri

Rustic restaurant with a beautiful outdoor veranda, this restaurant offers menus of meat, fish and various tastings on set days. Courteous staff, available to explain the different dishes offered and low prices.



  • Address: Via Padre Piccirilli, Contrada Scauri - Get directions
  • Contact us: Tel. (+39) 3208931996 - link page fb
  • Specialty of the house: spaghetti with sardines, cous cous (by reservation), grilled fish
  • Average price per person: € 20,00
  • Closing day: always open

3 - La Risacca Restaurant

In the heart of the island, at the end of the promenade, this restaurant is equipped with a nice terrace overlooking the harbor. The courteous staff offers Sicilian and typical dishes of Pantelleria cuisine as well as rich buffets with mixed starters.

  • Address: Via Don Alonzo Errera, 18 - Get directions
  • Contact us: Tel. 0923 912975 - link page fb
  • Specialty of the house: swordfish and Pantelleria salad
  • Average price per person: € 25,00
  • Closing day: always open

4 - Escaped Women

This restaurant near the port of Pantelleria is characterized by not having a fixed menu, but the dishes of the day are proposed by the chef according to the catch and the products found.
The environment is intimate and welcoming, the place is furnished in a classic marine style and courteous staff.

  • Address: Corso Umberto I, 11 - Get directions
  • Contact us: Tel. (+39) 3347603261 - link page fb
  • Specialty of the house: traditional dishes with catch of the day
  • Average price per person: € 23,00
  • Closing day: Wednesday

5 - Forno Murana

Ideal for a snack, a breakfast, a gluttony or to buy something to cook at home, this small bakery is perfect if you want to taste traditional local food.
You will find the best cakes and bread on the island, pizzas, biscuttegga (typical bread with fennel and seeds) but also pistachio ravioli and other take-away specialties.



  • Address: Via S.Pellico 1 - Get directions
  • Contact us: Tel. 0923 911068 - link page fb
  • Specialty of the house: biscuits, mustaccioli bread, almond paste, ravioli
  • Average price per person: € 5,00
  • Closing day: Wednesday

6 - Bakery Terremoto

Il perfect place to buy freshly baked hot croissants and typical sweets, like Pantelleria kisses and mustaccioli, but not only. Here you will find the best arancine of all Pantelleria to eat on the beach or at any time of the day. The environment is simple but i high quality products.

  • Address: 112 Khamma Street - Get directions
  • Contact us: Tel. 0923 915039 - link page fb
  • Specialty of the house: arancine, pizzas and desserts
  • Average price per person: € 4,00
  • Closing day: always open

7 - U'Friscu

Considered by many one of the trendiest bars on the island, U'Friscu offers excellent cocktails, exquisite pastries and quick dishes perfect for aperitifs and brunches. The atmosphere is youthful and the location suitable for enjoying the beautiful sunsets sipping a good wine and tasting some local specialties.

  • Address: Contrada Scauri - Get directions
  • Contact us: Tel. (+39) 366 6617719
  • Specialty of the house: Pantelleria salad, cunzato bread, tomato tart
  • Average price per person: € 7,00
  • Closing day: always open

8 - Agriturismo Zinedi

At 800 meters from the sea and 5 kilometers from the center of Pantelleria, this agriturismo offers both locals and tourists home cooking with fixed price menu. Among the dishes you can taste crostini with caper pate, eggplant caponata, first courses based on fish, red prawns and fried squid. A place that never disappoints!



  • address: Zinedi road - Get directions
  • Contact us: Tel. 0923 914023 - link page fb
  • Specialty of the house: couscous with grouper (by reservation), aubergine caponata and fried squid
  • Average price per person: € 20,00
  • Closing day: always open in season

9 - Cicci's Bar

This pub is inspired by the typical Tunisian restaurants and is ideal for a snack, a quick lunch or an aperitif.
In addition to sipping special wines and local beer, the owner offers vegetable patties, cinnamon sausage, Tunisian brik and organizes evenings dedicated to cous cous.

  • Address: Via Cagliari 7 - Get directions
  • Contact us: Tel. 0923 913696 - link page fb
  • Specialty of the house: couscous and Tunisian briks
  • Average price per person: € 8,00
  • Closing day: always open

10 - Strit Fud

Close to the port and with few seats, it is ideal for those looking for a place that serves fast food or take away without renouncing the taste and the Pantelleria tradition.
Strit Fud offers excellent local dishes such as spaghetti with shrimp and courgettes, caponata, parmigiana, arancine but also sandwiches and fresh salads.

  • Address: Via Catania 8 - Get directions
  • Contact us: Tel. (+39) 389 7909834 - link page fb
  • Specialty of the house: arancine, parmigiana, fish first courses
  • Average price per person: € 20,00
  • Closing day: always open

Specialties and typical dishes

The cuisine of Pantelleria mix different ingredients and flavors which give rise to tasty dishes.

Do not miss the Pantesco cous cous based on fresh fish and fried vegetables moistened with a spicy sauce. Do not miss the pasta with ammogghio, pesto pantesco made with tomatoes, garlic, oregano, almonds and oil e the bitter ravioli, typical fresh island pasta filled with ricotta and mint and dressed with tomato sauce.

As a side dish or single dish, however, the Pantelleria salad is a delicacy, made with boiled potatoes, capers, raw onion, fresh tomatoes and dry fish, seasoned with salt, oregano and oil.

Among the desserts stand out the Pantelleria kisses, crispy pancakes stuffed with sweet ricotta and mustazzoli, stuffed pasta sculptures of sesame, almonds, sugar, honey and cinnamon.

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