It is no secret that I love this place. I know there are other beautiful coves and good places to eat, but we have visited Da Adolfo every single time we have come to Positano.
We celebrate wedding anniversaries and birthdays and just plain old Wednesdays here. I can't imagine anywhere else has quite the same magic.
It is a little rustic and a the pebble beach is a little small, but Da Adolfo is big on charm.
And the food, oh my, the food. Everything is fresh and local and cooked and then brought to your table from a precipitous height.
My favorite dishes are cold anchovy or octopus salad, grilled mozzarella on lemon leaves, Zuppe de Cozze, is a giant bowl of mussels drenched in a garlicky, tomatoey stew. If there are frigatelli peppers on the menu make sure you order that. End your meal with slices of ice cold watermelon that get bigger and bigger as the summer months pass.
After lunch, head back to your lettino and ombrellone and nap the heat of the day away.
Make sure you order a pitcher of cold white wine filled with peaches.
You must call ahead to reserve a chair on the beach and a table for lunch.
At the ferry jetty in Positano, look for the small boat with the red fish and you soon be on your way for a lazy, delicious day.
Boats leave roughly every half hour starting about 9:30 am in high season.