Restaurants in Capri

Restaurants in Capri turn out the classic Mediterranean fare that visitors to the Italian coast expect and crave. Steaming dishes of fresh-caught fish and langoustines are heaped onto tables studded with crisp glasses of limoncello, warm baked bread and the signature Caprese salad of fresh mozzarella, juicy summer tomatoes and pungent sprigs of basil. Many will offer fantastic views and stunning Italian ambience, so it’s hard to go wrong when choosing your next meal.

It’s not possible to have a bad meal in Italy, but there are some Capri restaurants especially worth the euros. Da Gemma has been open since 1872 and was a favorite of Graham Greene’s when he lived on the island. For a double-hitter, drink in views of the famous Blue Grotto while you dine at Il Riccio, one of the most popular restaurants in Capri. Check out the Travel + Leisure list to find the best restaurants in Capri.

Strolling down the Via Vittorio Emanuele extending south from Capri’s central “piazzetta,” the air fills with the sweet smell of baking waffle cones and bowls coming from the open-arch front window of Gelateria Buonocore.

Just west of Capri’s central “piazzetta,” Da Giorgio restaurant operates out of the hotel of the same name, serving traditional island fare like linguine with redfish sauce, scialatielli with prawns, and beef fillet in a red wine sauce.

Just as Odysseus navigated the Faraglioni rocks off the south coast of Capri, so does the free shuttle boat from Marina Piccola run by this renowned, jet-set restaurant and beach club.

In an all-but-hidden alleyway in Anacapri, on the quieter, north side of the island, the Trattoria Il Solitario takes up an outdoor garden in front of a 14th-century bell tower of the Church of Santa Sofia.

Named after the three iconic rock outcrops off Capri’s south coast, this restaurant just south of the central piazzetta holds fast to tradition, not just in the simply decorated, white interior, but in the menu as well.