With no fewer than seven Michelin-starred restaurants, eating out on the Amalfi Coast is sure to be an unforgettable epicurean experience. Read on for our top 5 best Amalfi Coast restaurants.
Famed for its rugged elegance, hidden beaches and crystalline waters, this stunning stretch of coastline is one of the most celebrated in Italy. The coastal towns here boast some of the best gourmet restaurants in the world offering local recipes with freshly grown ingredients. Amalfi Coast restaurants are some of the best locations for outdoor dining with views overlooking the picturesque Amalfi harbour, rugged cliff side and historic streets.
Restaurants tend to be busier in the summer months and open later as locals rarely sit down to eat before 9pm. Booking in advance is highly recommended, especially in the area’s more famous establishments as seating is limited and tables are popular. Whether you choose to treat yourself to some of Italy’s most famous culinary creations or a leisurely lunch by the sea, an Amalfi Coast restaurant is sure to serve some of the best Mediterranean food you’ll ever eat and is a recipe for success. Here’s our take on where you should be eating with our top 5 best Amalfi Coast restaurants.
Located in a dream setting on the western end of the Amalfi Coast, Quattro Passi promises to be an eating experience to remember. With its decadent design, elegant appeal and stunning views over the rich Italian landscape this Michelin-starred restaurant is a must on your holiday to-do list. Renowned chef Antonio Mellino fuses fresh local ingredients from the Campania region with years of experience and expertise to create some of the finest flavours around. With a choice of menus from tasting to a-la-carte each course is exceptional, with a wide selection of fine wines to wash it down. Dishes include Stuffed Ravioli, Minted Squid, Baked Mullet and Fresh Sea Salad. Lunch is served from 12.30pm to 3pm and dinner between 7.30pm and 11pm with later opening hours during the summer months. Quattro Passi information
Situated on the first floor of the Caruso Hotel this rustic restaurant boasts a superb selection of fresh Mediterranean dishes to enjoy in stunning surroundings. The hotel itself is widely regarded as one of the best on the Amalfi Coast and the restaurant lives up to the 5-star surroundings with panoramic views over Ravello. Housed in an 11th century palace perched high on a cliffside, guests can expect to find refined dining with a wealth of historical charm. Elegantly decorated with frescoed ceilings and fine Italian furniture guests have the option to dine inside or out on the spectacular sun terrace. Other dining options at the Caruso Hotel include the Cocktail and Piano Bar, The Belvedere Restaurant and the casual Pool Bar. Whilst in the area culture vultures can visit the picturesque town of Ravello with its churches, gardens and gelaterias; or explore the nearby towns of Capri, Positano, Sorrento and Amalfi.
Set like a precious stone in the deep Amalfi coastline, this restaurant in Praiano is simply outstanding. Located right where the waters caress the cliff side, Onda Verde offers excellent local cuisine in a magical setting. Owned and operated by the Milano family for nearly forty years Onda Verde blends true tradition together with a personal touch. Dishes are prepared with passion, turning simple local ingredients and home-grown produce into a menu that will make your mouth water. Expect to find a fine selection of home-made pasta, fish specialties and other Mediterranean dishes such as Sauteed Swordfish, Mixed Grill and Seabass Fillet in Crosta di Patate. Guests can dine inside or eat out under the stars on the restaurant terrace that sits suspended in the air over the sparkling waters below. The restaurant serves a fine selection of local wines and beers as well as homemade limoncello; one of Amalfi’s most famous drinks. For more information visit Onda Verde’s website.
Costa Diva Locanda
Overlooking the sparkling Mediterranean Sea this unique restaurant in Praiano is nestled in the lush Amalfi coastline amongst arbors of orange, lemon and bay. Located in the picturesque Costa Diva Locanda hotel, the views here are said to be some of the best in the world. Dishes are prepared with only the finest locally sourced products with many grown on the private grounds. The menu boasts an excellent selection of traditional Neapolitan cuisine such as fish, pasta and meat dishes as well as fresh pizzas. Costa Diva Locanda is not a cheap place to eat but the food here is worth every penny and the views of the sea and surrounding groves are outstanding. Praiano Beach is just a short walk away with its powder white sands and clear waters and stunning vistas.
Tramonto D’Oro Restaurant
Located in the charming Hotel Tramonto D’Oro in the heart of the Amalfi Coast, this family-owned restaurant offers an enchanting fine dining experience. Expert chef Ciro D’Urso prepares true traditional dishes using only the finest specially selected local ingredients. The food here is a testament to the stunning surroundings incorporating its colours, flavours and aromas into each exquisite creation on the menu. Cooking lessons are available at the restaurant giving guests get the chance to learn to cook Tramonto style using traditional techniques and ingredients. The restaurant is located on Via G Capriglione, Praiano and is open for lunch and dinner every day. Info and reservations for Tramonto D’Oro Restaurant