If yesterday’s post inspired you to take a trip to the Amalfi Coast, be sure to save today’s post for planning your restaurant visits when you get there! We ate some type of seafood at just about every dinner. The fish is so fresh and delicious, plus there is just something about eating a delicious seafood meal while overlooking the Mediterranean. Lemons are another big part of the local food on the Amalfi Coast- you’ll see the lemon trees all over the coast. Whether it is limoncello, a pasta sauce or a lemon tartufo, be sure you try something with lemon! So, without further ado… here are some of our favorite places to eat and drink on the Amalfi Coast!
Al Palazzo, Positano
I’m still thinking about the amazing veal meatballs, lobster ravioli and beef carpaccio we ate at Al Palazzo.While Al Palazzo is not located on the water, the candle-lit tables are located in a beautiful courtyard which makes for a very romantic dinner. The ambiance had a different feel than many of the other restaurants in Positano and I think the fact that it wasn’t very crowded the night we went added to the privacy of the romantic feel of the restaurant. If you make it Positano, be sure to try Al Palazzo. Personally, I’d highly recommend the veal meatball neopalitano, lobster ravioli with clams, beef carpaccio and the delicious sea bass.
Il Geranio, Capri
Ristorante Il Geranio may have the best view of any restaurant I have ever been to. Overlooking the faraglioni off the coast of Capri, the food and service were both just as great as the view. MJD and I shared the tuna tartare and proscuttio melone to start. Both were delicious- the proscuttio melone was so sweet it even attracted a few bees to our table! For our entree, we ate fresh fettucine with king prawns, squid, scampi and cherry tomatoes. This type of dish is served on many menus across the Amalfi Coast, but Il Geranio had something a little different with a hint of sweet lemon in the sauce. If you make it to Capri, don’t miss grabbing lunch or dinner at Il Geranio. The stunning view, attentive and friendly waiters, and amazing meal, make it a triple threat!
Our evening at Rada was spectacular. We first went there to enjoy their roof top bar which boasts a lovely view, over looking the entire Marina Grande and looking at the majority of Positano. Besides the roof, the decor on the roof was crisp with all neutral colors, primarily white giving the area a very clean look. It honestly was something I pictured being in Greece as opposed to Positano with all the white. I absolutely loved the decor. The night we went to Rada there was a guest chef from the Michelin Starred restaurant “L’Accanto” in Naples. It was an absolutely indulgent, but delicious six course meal. My favorite courses were the gnocchi as the primo and the watermelon gelee with limoncello foam served as the pre-desert. While the menu we had would not be the normal menu at Rada, I have to think a restaurant that has the opportunity to have a Michelin star chef visit has a pretty fantastic menu on their own.
Le Sirenuse Champagne and Oyster Bar, Positano
While we unfortunately did not have an opportunity to eat at Le Sirenuse, we did make it there for an apertif (a pre-dinner drink). We wanted to stop by there as it was on the other side of town from our hotel so we got to see a different angle of the city. I can certainly assure you it is beautiful from every angle 🙂 In addition to bubbles, they have a large cocktail menu with lots of familiar favorites, and new creations. I tried the Sirenuse martini which was infused with a lot of that delicious lemon I was talking about!
After our trip, I fancy myself as a sort of Gelato connoisseur. Collina was my favorite place to get gelato every night in Positano. The hazelnut gelato is amazing. Of course if you don’t like gelato, they have plenty of other sweet treats or you can go for a limoncello nightcap like MJD did.
I honestly don’t know if this is the correct name of this spot, but if you go to Positano, you’ll probably find it on Via dei Mulini. It was recommended to me by my friend Sam (forever grateful to you for recommending!) who had been before. It became our go-to spot to grab a sandwich to bring to the beach. Go here and get a sandwich with prosciutto, mozzarella, tomato and pesto- you will not be disappointed!!
I hope you like the recommendations! Now excuse me, I’ll be dreaming of hazelnut gelato…