Best Italian restaurants in Ilhabela

famigliaFor a romantic evening overlooking Pria Perequê you must try Famiglia Manzoli  run by chef Vittorio Manzoli and his wife Eliane.  You can sit outside amongst the flowers and sea view or if it is really hot out, opt to sit inside which looks like a traditional Italian restaurant.  Start with the antipasto bar which is lined with a variety of cheeses, meats and pickled vegetables for R$9/kilo.  For your main course their are a number of pastas to choose from, most of which you can order for R$49.00 (individual) or R$88.00 for two people to share. If you aren’t in the mood for pasta, the fish was quite good.  There are about  80 labels of wine to choose from and our server recommended a great one that paired nicely with our dinner.   Unfortunately, I can’t report on their dessert selection… Sorvete Bariloche is 2 doors down…

Famiglia Manzoli – Avenida Princesa Isabel, 207, Perequê, Ilhabela
Hours: Open daily 5pm-midnight, Sat & Sun till 1am
Amirantes-:30 min drive restaurant with amazing view
In a charming house facing the sea, sit outside and enjoy the breeze or inside and watch the preparation of handmade pasta through the glass that separates the kitchen from the lounge. Start with the antipasti arranged in a Buffet R $ 81.00 per kilo. There are cheeses, artisan sausages and balsamic veggies, Best antipasto in Ilhabela.
The whole wheat pasta ragu (R$40) was phenomenal, and the filet mignon was cooked to perfection served with fettuccine and broccoli rabbi. Definitely the best pasta in Ilhabela
Restaurante Portinho – Av. Pedro Paula de Moraes 749, Saco da Capela.  Tel. 12 38967171 or 12 9793 2682

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