A breezy atmosphere infuses this favourite of the Port Ercole yachting set. The Pelligrill overlooks the pool terrace and blue seas, sunlight splashes through the shades, while colourful Lisa Corti settings are ready to frame something exquisitely delicious from the grill.

The menu exudes freshness, when a new ingredient arrives it is blazoned across the menu with relish such as Fracassi the king of Chianina steak. Catch of the day is prepared in a dozen delicious ways; raw with soy and ginger, or a tuna ventresca scattered over frisée lettuce, clams tossed in homemade spaghetti, calamari crisply fried with a tandoori dip.

Lined across the bar are crustaceans on ice, at one point a young Marie-Louise Sciò and her brother liberated a dozen lobsters into the pool, today it is her creative mind that cultivates this laid back and lovely restaurant. Reserve a table for a delicious taste of a day at Il Pellicano.