The old walled town of Alcúdia has numerous eateries but, for an authentic taste of ‘la dolce vita’, head straight for Osteria El Patio, which opened in 2015. The hospitable owner Roberto Balzano runs front of house, and also has a restaurant in his native Italy. His team in Alcúdia – including chef Luigi Inserra – are all Italian, which enhances the ambience.
Eat alfresco on the front terrace – great for people-watching – or in the lovely walled garden at the back (a refuge from the crowds on market day). Indoors, the dining room has ceiling beams, chequerboard-tiled floor, and stone arches.
For lunch and dinner, the à la carte menu offers a good choice of traditional Italian crowd-pleasers, including pastas (gluten-free available), fish, and meat, and a daily chef’s suggestion.
Our dinner began with a delicious complimentary appetizer from the kitchen. We enjoyed a very good beef carpaccio, and superb ‘frutti di mare’ – seafood pasta – full of the flavours of the sea. The careful presentation of the food sets this Italian restaurant apart from many others. When they reopen in March they will also have an Italian pizza oven.
We love…the all-Italian experience!