Da Fano

Address: Calle de la Fragata, Puerto Marina, Benalmadena, 29630, Spain
Telephone: +34 952 564 475

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4.2

The best Italian food outside of Italy?

I don’t know why I punctuated that with a question mark. It is, for my money, the best Italian food I have had outside of Naples - and I eat Italian everywhere I go. You’ll be greeted by the cheery Italian owner, Fano, and his superbly welcoming team, before indulging in the earthiest, most authentic food, as you watch the world go by and the boats bob around in the marina. This is food for the soul, Italian-style.

Food and drink
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Service
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Food and drink
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Value for money
4.3
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Ambience
3.9
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Location
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Food and drink

From the pizzas to the pasta, the oven-baked dishes to the meat and fish specialities, this is as good, and as fresh, as it gets. I like to keep it simple with a classic margarita pizza with garlic, and a crisp, mixed green salad and dry white wine. Who’s coming for lunch?

Ambience

It’s always relaxed, fun and friendly. There will be a big Spanish family, a romantic young couple, and a few holidaymakers in the mix - and everyone will be gushing about how wonderful the food is. The inside dining area is not much to write home about, so everyone aims to sit on the terrace which overlooks the harbour.

Service

The service is excellent, quirky and playful - like any good Italian should be.

Location

It's in the award-winning Puerto Marina, opposite Antonio Banderas’ Kaleidoscope bar and the main car park. You’ll find it near most of the bars.

Price advice

A pizza will cost you, on average, 7 euros. It’s exceptionally good value for the marina.

Tables to book

On the terrace is best.

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Families with teenagers
  • Families with younger children
  • Foodies
  • Mature travellers
  • People watching

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