Sandro Putignano – formerly of Tristán – owns this restaurant in his name. Opened in May 2014, this Palma location is an easy stroll from Passeig de Mallorca and serves accomplished authentic Italian cuisine. Décor is understated elegance: wooden floors, white tablecloths, grand piano, and two large impressive artworks that compensate for the restaurant’s urban views.
À la carte dishes include good choice of starters, home-made pastas, risottos, fish, meats, and more than a dozen different pizzas cooked in an oven in the corner of the restaurant. Special orders – such as for a particular fish – can be arranged with 24 hours’ notice.
Recommendations include vitello tonnato, in which the tasty sauce is placed in the middle of the plate, rather than smothering the veal; the standout ravioli della casa with boletus, and the rigatoni cacio e pepe with cheese and pepper – prepared at the table for a touch of theatre.
Desserts include a silky panna cotta with refreshing fruits. They also offer a three-course lunch menu (with two choices for starter and main courses) from Tuesday to Friday, including bread and one drink.
Wines are Italian and Spanish (a few Mallorcan); there’s also a separate list of Italian fine wines for connoisseurs.