Il Pellicano (Porto Ercole)
Near the romantic fishing village of Porto Ercole, in one of the world’s most striking locations, is Il Pellicano. As only an Italian can, chef Sebestiano Lombardi has been fascinated by la cucina from childhood. Having worked alongside world-famous chefs, he received the prized Michelin Star himself in 2011. His meals blend traditional and creative fare, focusing on the very best fish, meat, and produce. The tables are set on a terrace perched between gardens and the sea, with the sound of the Mediterranean murmuring below you. If your love doesn’t bloom here, check your pulse; you might have expired.