Ibiza restaurants: Cicale
An Italian affair
Michela and Paolo, the duo behind the incredible Italian restaurant Cicale – tucked away in the San Lorenzo countryside – have a long-standing love affair with food. Serving up homegrown vegetables, wild line-caught fish and pasta made fresh on the premises each and every day, every last morsel is a taste sensation.
Housed in a 200-year old finca which has been serving food for more than 50 years, the charismatic couple took the reins in 2006, revamping the entire space, replacing the kitchen, adding a wood-fired oven and a cool children’s play area. Everywhere you look azure blue contrasts with vibrant yellow to create a cheerful and charming vibe. In summer, dine outside in the beautiful garden at a candle-lit table or during the chillier months cuddle up next to the flames of the fireplace.
The real draw at Cicale however, is the fantastic food. With a seasonally evolving fresh and healthy menu, there is always something to tempt taste buds, from ricotta and pumpkin ravioli with rosemary and pine nuts to an organic quinoa salad or a divine fillet steak with crunchy potatoes. Long-term customer favourites include aubergine parmigiana, crispy chilli baby squid and of course, the homemade pasta.
Worth the journey alone is the restaurant’s speciality coffee – Café Cicale – cold, creamy and perfected with a dash of your favourite liqueur – so good it guarantees your return…