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El Gioviale Cafe & Restaurant

Calle Santa Maria 59/C, 07860 Sant Francesc de Formentera, Formentera, Spain
+34 672 71 34 19
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (3 reviews)
“pasta dishes” (2 reviews)
“great pasta” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Calle Santa Maria 59/C, 07860 Sant Francesc de Formentera, Formentera, Spain
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

After many visits to Formentera we finally found a great restaurant. The pasta was exceptional and served with a welcoming smile. Very reasonably priced and a great local atmosphere too.

Thank kevonski
Reviewed 13 March 2018

The pictures do not even do it justice, of course we ordered pasta for dinner, a spicy rigatoni and and seafood linguini. Really cute interior, and loved the way the food was served in the small pots.

Thank kristendavis2018
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

It wasnt easy to get a table, not even in the low season of October. So we reserved for the next evening. It was worth it! The pasta was really great. Nice and friendly staff and a good variety of wines. The starter, goat cheese...More

Thank Marc v
Reviewed 21 August 2017

Great food- Pasta Carbonara was outstanding. Loved all the staff there. Great showmanship and stellar cuisine.

Thank BrklynTraveler101
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

We saw the pasta plates while passing by and they looked fresh and tasty and decided to give it a try. It took some time to get a table. Many guests and few waitress. We ordered 2 plates, had a children plates as well and...More

Thank Vivaparaviajar
Reviewed 27 November 2016

This is a casual and informal restaurant in San Francesc serving some of the best (the best?) pasta in Formentera. Mateo and Francesco run the front of house with gusto, and Julia is a genius in the kitchen. She and her team concoct a variety...More

Thank ericmag
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Normally you are not supposed to write reviews when you're still emotionally attached but I have to let off some steam. My girlfriend and I just had a terrible experience at El Gioviale when we wanted to have a bite to eat for lunch. We...More

Thank Jens K
Reviewed 24 September 2016

This has a very nice surprise for us: lovely food and very good service. Holidays ambiance very appreciated. We come back in our last day in Formentera and I hope I'll go back!

Thank Edite F
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic Great pasta great service really friendly owners Pasta cooked to perfection and and great sauces using the best fresh ingredients I can highly recommend not to be missed

Thank Jim S
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Good pasta, good vibes, but quite expensive and caotic slow service. You see they try hard, maybe I just picked the wrong moment for a quick lunch?

Thank VeritoElMundo
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Santa Maria 59/C, 07860 Sant Francesc de Formentera, Formentera, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Balearic Islands  >  Formentera  >  Sant Francesc de Formentera
  • Phone Number: +34 672 71 34 19
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