NOŪS Santorini, the new resort from YES! Hotels, welcomes the arrival of Elio’s, a new dining experience that blends the best of classical Italian cuisine with the vibrant metropolitan vibe of a New York trattoria.
At Elio’s guests can indulge in the finest moments of traditional Italian cooking, while enjoying its typical metropolitan ambiance. The restaurant has become a gathering place for families, hipsters, fashion icons and food enthusiasts all coming together around the tables of a New York-style trattoria. The charmingly nostalgic atmosphere, the familiarity of “cucina di mama,” and the effortlessly friendly yet impeccable service are what characterize Elio’s and make it so popular. The new Elio’s, located within the NOŪS resort on the stunning island of Santorini, stays true to these principles while incorporating exceptional local ingredients from the Cyclades.
Inspired by the trattorias of Little Italy, the menu at Elio’s evokes a nostalgic spirit with its selection of specialty dishes from classical Italian cuisine. Guests can start with traditional antipasti such as the mouthwatering burrata with sweet and sour Sicilian caponata, ricotta and Parmesan meatballs, or the Tuscan-style panzanella salad with grilled bread, pickled onions, and roasted tomatoes. The Mediterranean crudo featuring fresh fish and seafood from the island, like the carpaccio-style sea bass ala puttanesca or the warm Sicilian prawns with lemon from Sorento, peppers, and olive oil, are characterized by a distinctively light and tempting flavor. For the “primi piatti” Elio’s presents timeless recipes such as the succulent Neapolitan-style seabass “acqua pazza,” the olio pepperoncino scallops, and the Venetian-style tongue with capers and confit lemon. No classic Italian table would be complete without the iconic dishes of chicken cacciatore, saltimbocca Romana, and Milanese-style cutlets, which are also featured prominently on Elio’s menu. The restaurant’s dedicated meat specialist, “il Macellaio”, recommends special cuts of prime steak, including the Pizzaiola club steak, the Delmonico Ribeye, bone-in fillet, and the famous Porterhouse, which is none other than the renowned Bistecca ala Fiorentina.
The meticulously curated wine list at Elio’s offers an extensive selection of varieties and Designations of Origin that represent the major regions of Italy and Greece. From crisp white Assyrtiko with exceptional mineral flavors to elegant Agiorgitiko from Nemea and robust Xinomavro from Naoussa, to iconic Tuscans, Sangiovese-based Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino, there is something for all wine enthusiasts to suit their preferences.
Elio’s bar, sophisticated and lively, draws inspiration from Italy, combining contemporary design with traditional aesthetic elements. It is the best choice to conclude the evening with a delightful digestif or a perfect cocktail. Classic Italian spritz, grappa, amaro, vermouth, and, last but not least, the island’s best Negroni are among the offerings.
Elio’s brings the metropolitan hype of Italian-American “ristorantes” to Noūs. It serves a timeless Italian cuisine with a modern flair on a beautiful terrace next to the hotel’s swimming pool, where guests can enjoy unrestricted, breathtaking views of the island. Stepping into Elio’s interior, guests are greeted by an eclectic collection of contemporary artworks, harmoniously blending with unique aesthetic references to the 1950s and 1960s. Enhancing the ambiance further, the brilliantly curated music sets the mood with a fusion of Italo disco, swing, soul, and jazz vocalists, complemented by the energetic rhythms of New York funk, R&B, and hip hop.