Restaurants in Sorrento

Sorrento restaurants offer some of the best food in the world. The historic city is full of fresh Italian food. Restaurants in Sorrento never disappoint.

La Favorita O’Parrucchiano opened in 1868. Located on the city’s main street, La Favorita O’Parrucchiano is a historic landmark with some of the best food in town. Locals call it one of the best restaurants in Sorrento. Be sure to try fresh baked pasta crepes stuffed with ricotta, mozzarella and minced beef. While the interior is lovely, the patio is charming with vines and potted citrus trees.

Ristorante Di Leva is a favorite of classic film actress Sophia Loren. This no-frills restaurant may have plastic chairs and simple wood tables, but the food shines. Take it from Sophia Loren, you won’t regret it.
Bosquet is a glamorous Michelin-starred restaurant with black-tied waiters serving fine dishes such as lobster-patty cakes and black-tea mousse with ginger. Dress up for dinner and then hit the town in your party dress for the night of your life.

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.

Don’t be put off by the touristy effects (English menu; serenading guitar player). Try the tomato-filled ravioli in fish sauce, or the zucchini flowers stuffed with ricotta. But be warned: portions are nouvelle (i.e., small).

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.

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.