One of the few restaurants along Tuscany’s Versilia coast that may be considered truly gourmet, Il Piccolo Principe stands out among the crowd. In recent years, this fine dining establishment owes its success to chef Giuseppe Mancino, who hails from Campania, and his staff. The restaurant is located inside one of the leading luxury hotels in the area, the Grand Hotel Principe di Piemonte, and offers guests an experience that is “complex and exacting in combinations and cooking, intelligently risky, sometimes surprising, always balanced”. Super-fresh seafood is king here. Prized selections include Red mullet and a Rich seafood risotto with oysters, red shrimp and sea urchins. Meats also have their say on the menu, and amaze for their utter lack of triviality. There’s game from the coast, Tuscan sushi, contaminations like Tea-glazed duck with celeriac and apricots, and Iberian pork pluma with oysters and caramelized shallots. Chef Mancino’s approach puts the Versilia coast tradition on an entirely new and different level – the bar is high, the context becomes international and less familiar. Experience the thrills of a journey to taste and elegance that up till now had been missing from these parts.
Il Piccolo Principe
Number of seats 40/50
Closed Monday. Open only dinnertime
Holidays From January to April and from November to December