Elio is a new addition to Istanbul’s restaurant scene, but has already opened a branch this spring on the privately owned Sedef Adası, the smallest of the Princes Islands.
Elio’s menu focuses on Mediterranean fare, with a strong Italian influence. Menu highlights include artichoke salad, Robespierre pizza, linguine con le vongole, risotto with porcini mushrooms and truffle oil, and ossobuco. At lunchtime, a more casual, bistro-style menu is also available. Meanwhile, the Sedef Adası branch features the same delicious cuisine, but in a romantic setting overlooking the cool waters of the Marmara.