An osteria-style Ibiza restaurant in the bustling square of Plaza del Parque in Ibiza town, Locals Only was opened by restaurateur Tito Piazza in 2014. A place where citizens of the world (plus their kids and dogs!) are welcomed with open arms, the eatery showcases the very best island produce (organic wherever possible) via a delicious farm-to-table menu and a wine list hand curated by Tito himself.
Originally from Venice, Tito previously held the post of executive chef for the Cipriani Group for 20 years, based in NYC but setting up restaurants around the world before developing his own concept alongside his former partner when they relocated to Ibiza. Fusing the elements of style, sophistication and sustainability, Locals Only is centrally located and beloved by both locals and visitors thanks to its low-key but lively atmosphere at all times of day.
Open for coffee, lunch, dinner and cocktails, and brunch on weekends, the outstanding Mediterranean-influenced menu at Locals Only is loaded with Italian flair, and comes courtesy of Tito’s wide-ranging experience and inherent sense of hospitality – this is a man who has perfectly honed his trade. His passion for local sourcing – organic wherever possible – alongside a love of freshness and simplicity, is reflected in every beautifully presented plate at the Ibiza restaurant, from healthy salads and gourmet sandwiches at lunchtime to delectable light bites and more gourmet-focused offerings at dinner.
Start your meal with a market fresh selection of tasty tapas, including locally made, creamy mozzarella with a carpaccio of marinated Ibiza tomatoes; crunchy bruschetta with avocado-chilli mash on five-grain toasted bread; and simple-but-sensational grilled corn on the cob with mayo, Parmesan and cayenne pepper plus classics like padron peppers, croquettes and spicy chicken wings.
Main dishes at the Ibiza restaurant include classic spaghettoni cacio e pepe; tender, grass-fed prime beef skirt steak; the aptly named ‘Elephant’s Ear’ pork Milanese; irresistible citrus-seared calamari with jalapeño and perfectly cooked salmon fillet. And no one should go home without trying the spectacular Locals Only tiramisu – the best you’ll taste outside of Italy – and a shot of house-made meloncello.
The extensive wine list – including a selection of local, organic and biodynamic options – and world-class cocktails complete the unique Locals Only package. A casually elegant atmosphere, exceptional quality cuisine, accessible prices and respect for the island are all tied together with Tito’s innate ability to welcome everyone who steps over the threshold of his Ibiza restaurant, making this a very special place to dine indeed. A must-visit destination for visitors and island locals alike.