by Ristorante Fantasia
Ristorante Fantasia is a refreshingly understated family Italian eatery in the San Pedro de Alcantara neighbourhood of Marbella that has been delivering classic, homemade Italian food to families since 2004. You go to Fantasia because you are looking for delicious Italian favourites prepared with fresh ingredients by a proper Neapolitan chef.
In addition to loving the food, parents love Fantasia because it is adjacent to a large, fenced-in playground that delivers an experience similar to sitting on your own private terrace enjoying a great meal while watching the kids enjoy themselves on the playground.
ABOUT THE RESTAURANT
Eva (from Genoa) and her husband (from Napoli) moved to Marbella from London in 2000 and and started the business with the intent to provide Marbella guests with truly authentic, fresh and wholesome Italian dishes at reasonable prices. The interior of the restaurant is cosy and there is also an outdoor section where parents can enjoy a great meal while keeping a watchful eye on the fenced-in playground adjacent to the restaurant. The service at Fantasia is enthusiastic, helpful and friendly and they also offer an excellent selection of Italian and Spanish wines.
ITALIAN CLASSICS, SEAFOOD & MEATS
Known best for their classic Italian dishes – most of the recipes, by the way, have been passed down through generations of family members and are still made the same today.
Fantasia's busiest season is summertime but you will always find regular family residents enjoying a meal there throughout the year. Local hotels often send guests over to experience a little bit of proper Italian food which parents enjoy and kids always enjoy.
Please note that the menu is seasonal and subject to change. The restaurant also features some amazing contemporary dishes as well that are not to be missed.
Al Frutti di Mare
Proscuitto e Rucola
Calzone Proscuitto e Funghi
Bruschetta with tomato, garlic and basil
Classic tomato bruschetta with Parma ham
Thin slices of raw beef with Parmesan shavings
Octopus carpaccio with a caper and lemon dressing
Soup of the day
Pizza bread with tomato, garlic and olive oil
Oven baked provola cheese with honey and almonds
Mixed leaf salad with olives, carrot, tomato and onion
Mozzarella and tomato salad with basil
Caeser salad with anchovies, bacon, parmesan and croutons
Spaghetti with rocket, prawns and sun-dried tomatoes
Mixed mushroom risotto with white truffle oil
Flat ribboned pasta with beef sauce
Tubed pasta with smoked cheese, tomato and basil sauce
Butterfly pasta with smoked salmon, cream, tomato and vodka
Pappardelle with duck ragu
Gnocchi with fennel sausage and broccoli in a tomato sauce
Ricotta and spinach filled ravioli with butter and sage
Rigatoni pasta with a tomato, bacon and onion sauce
Meats & Fish
Grilled Sirloin steak with saute’ potatoes and mixed leaf salad
Veal escalope in marsala wine sauce
Veal escalope in breadcrumbs
Liver with butter and sage
Chicken breast with bacon, lemon and rosemary
Salmon with new potatoes, asparagus and lime vinaigrette
Fried sea bass with saut# new potatoes and seasonal vegetables
Grilled King Prawns with Romesco sauce, sauteed potatoes and mixed leaf salad
Dining options: Dinner, Early-Evening Seatings, Accepts Mastercard, Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Convenient Street Parking, Takeout
Centro Comercial Las Petunias
San Pedro de Alcantara 29670
Tel: +34 952 780 770
You’ve probably driven by Fantasia as you traveled on the highway between Puerto Banus and San Pedro. The restaurant is located just off the roundabout toward Ronda and is on the beach side of the highway, immediately adjacent to a large, fenced-in playground beside the SuperSol market. COMMENTS“Fantastic Food”
Why has it taken 11years to go!!!!!! On recommendation we tried this family run restaurant recently. We ended up going three times in 8 days. The food and service is second to none. I can well recommend the liver, salmon pasta dish and the pizzas. I never eat a dessert but the tiramisu cheesecake was to die for!!! Whilst tucked away it really is worth a visit.
Visited August 2015
We went based on reviews from TA, ordered pizza, calzone, steak and chicken all were really very good. The pizza particularly was fantastic. It's a bit out on its own and next to a road which was ok and there is a park the kids can use just opposite. All in all a lovely place to eat, we were lucky as we got s table without reserving but you may want to reserve as they're busy.
Visited August 2015
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Family owned small restaurant where the father cooks, the mum and daughter work the tables. The service is outstanding and the pizza is excellent. Some of the best pizzas had outside of Italy (also better than many pizzerie in Italy). Desserts are top notch too
Visited July 2015
NOTE: Above comments from Trip Advisor, 31 August 2015