The Amalfi Coast

Restaurants in The Amalfi Coast

Don’t be fooled by the entrance, under a tunnel along the main coastal road: La Caravella has been one of the area’s finest restaurants for nearly 50 years, a required culinary stop since Federico Fellini, Andy Warhol, and Jackie Kennedy put it on the map in the 1960s.

For a taste of Grand-Tour glamour, stop for lunch at the sea-view restaurant inside the Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria. Fleets of black-tied waiters serve lobster-patty cakes and black-tea mousse with ginger on white china plates.

Built in a former stone quarry, this family-owned restaurant has an outdoor terrace that juts out over the Gulf of Salerno, providing views of the surrounding cliffs and the yachts floating on the water below.

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.

Since it opened in 1868, this neighborhood favorite is on only its third generation of family management, which attests to its unwavering quality—and to the longevity of the locals.

After a day sizzling in the Positano sun, there’s nothing better than taking a 20-minute ride up to the mountain hamlet of Montepertuso for the cool breezes and the refined, inventive cooking of the Villani sisters.

Located in the fishing village of Bacoli, this small seafood restaurant is set on a cobblestoned street overlooking a marina on the Tyrrhenian Sea.

When Sophia Loren visited Sorrento recently, she insisted on eating at this no-frills restaurant, with simple wooden tables and plastic chairs on a portside deck that appears unaltered since the 1950’s.

The beachfront restaurant serves up delicious linguine alle vongole.

Don’t let the inauspicious location—on a side street in this large modern resort town—deter you from experiencing some of the coast’s freshest seafood and best pizza.

Chef Gennaro Esposito creates innovative dishes, such as risotto with cod and figs, in a seventh-century tower.

Located on a cliff in the small village of Montepertuso, this popular restaurant serves traditional, regional dishes with an emphasis on local ingredients.

Each morning, the chefs of La Cambusa purchase fresh fish and seafood from local fishermen and turn them into dishes like octopus salad, spaghetti with sautéed mussels, and linguini with lobster.

The namesake restaurant of Hotel Lo Scoglio da Tommaso, this family-owned trattoria serves locally inspired Mediterranean fare amid panoramic views of Nerano Bay.

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.