You’ll need to charter a private boat or get a sea taxi to take you to La Maddalena, a group of islands north of Porto Cervo, where in the infamous La Gritta is worthy of your cumbersome sea journey. Located on Porto Faro and only accessible by boat, visitors arrive to a charming one-story eatery surrounded by a lush green lawn. The main structure features an indoor dining room of rustic style with dramatic open fireplace, stone accents and farmhouse-style décor. Walls are framed in floor to ceiling windows framing incredible views of the sea as well as a covered terrace ignited in gusty wind and palette of simple creamy white furnishings. <br /><br />
A series of homemade breads arrive to the table so good with their fruity olive oil that you almost want to eat it for a meal alone. Next up is a series of innovative antipasto like smoked eggplant, cured meats, crudo and homemade cheeses. Pasta course includes sardine ravioli, pappardelle topped with mushrooms and fennel or linguine with the best veal ragu ever tasted. Main course include traditional meats of veal and chicken as well as grilled beef and seafood dishes.
Elegant island eatery a short boat ride from Porto Cervo offers one of Italy’s true culinary treasures.