Top Restaurants on the Amalfi Coast
Collected by Gillian Longworth McGuire, AFAR Local Expert
The food and wine of the Amalfi Coast, local and impossibly fresh, are the perfect companions to the landscape. Savor every taste, from the morning's pastry eaten on a sunny piazza to the evening's final sip of grappa enjoyed on a seaside terrace.
Piazza Umberto I, 18, 80076 Capri NA, Italy
La Piazzetta is known as the place to see and be seen while on glamorous Capri. The small square, officially the Piazza Umberto I, is the center of everyday Caprese life and is dominated by a unique freestanding clocktower...
Via Roma, 9, 80073 Capri NA, Italy
Open from first light until late in the evening, this relaxed bar, just around the corner from La Piazzetta, has an entirely different vibe from the fancier options there. You can have a quick caffè (espresso) standing...
Via Sella Orta, 10, 80076 Capri NA, Italy
This family-run restaurant, down a narrow street off the main shopping drag, will make you feel right at home. Capri native Gianluca and his Australian wife, Holly, emphasize traditional island dishes and use the freshest...
Via Campo di Teste, 4, 80076 Capri NA, Italy
Finding a table with a view, friendly service, and menu prices that don’t make you gasp is a rare thing in Capri. Ristorante Villa Margherita offers all three. Sit under the pergola at lunchtime, and take in the blues and greens of...
Via Marina Piccola, 80076 Capri NA, Italy
There are certainly flashier beach clubs on Capri, but Torre Saracena is a relaxed place with killer views of the Faraglioni rock formation and a terrific restaurant that locals love. For the beach part of the equation, swim in the transparent...
Via Vittorio Emanuele, 35, 80076 Capri NA, Italy
You can smell the enticing aroma from this shop as you leave La Piazzetta to walk down Capri’s main drag. This historic gelateria and pastry shop makes its own crisp sugar cones to serve ice cream to the crowds throughout...
Via Rampa Teglia, 4, 84017 Positano SA, Italy
Begin your perfect beach day with a stop at this snackbar on Positano’s Spiaggia Grande for a sweet brioche and a cold cappuccino freddo. In the afternoon, come back for a scoop of gelato or a chocolate-dipped ice cream–bar snack....
Viale Pasitea, 100, 84017 Positano SA, Italy
Casa e Bottega is the place to head when you need to offset your vacation eating with a fresh juice and green salad. Try the beet, ginger, and lemon juice and a salad with anchovies from Cetara and the season’s first tomatoes, or maybe...
Viale Pasitea, 172/178, 84017 Positano SA, Italy
You will likely meet at least three generations of the Porpora family during your meal at this warm and inviting restaurant. The food, too, is inviting: Deep-fried zucchini flowers are stuffed with ricotta, anchovy, and lemon zest,...
Via Laurito, 40, 84017 Positano SA, Italy
Sure, it's a bit rustic and the pebbled beach is small, but this beach club has reached legendary status with Amalfi Coast travelers for its charm. And its food. Everything served is fresh and local, and made in a tiny kitchen...
Via Regina Giovanna, 5, 84017 Positano SA, Italy
Pizza is always a good idea. And pizza fresh from a wood-fired oven served at a table as close to the sea without actually being in the water is an even better idea. Downstairs at the Hotel Covo dei Saraceni, this casual brasserie serves...
Via Marina Grande, 84017 Positano SA, Italy
Check your email and share your pictures of your fabulous Amalfi Coast vacation on Facebook and Instagram, all while you enjoy a cold drink with a view of the Spiaggia Grande. La Brezza Net Art Café has strong Wi-Fi and is open all day for...
Via del Saracino 32 Corso Positano, 84017 Positano SA, Italy
Wander along the souklike Via del Saracino until you come upon this large café with a great view over Positano’s main beach. You can have a cappuccino and pastry in the morning, a sandwich for a quick lunch, and then stop in later in...
Frazione Nocella, 19, 84017 Positano SA, Italy
From its location at the top of the narrow, twisty road up the mountain above Positano, Ristorante Santa Croce is so high that the enormous picture window looks down over hawks soaring above the sea. The dishes here...
Piazza Duomo, 15, 84010 Ravello SA, Italy
In the high season, much of the Amalfi Coast is crowded. Ravello happily sits high above the fray, more than 1,000 feet above sea level. The Duomo Caffè, on the main piazza, faces the austere white facade of the 11th-century cathedral...
Via Duca Mansone I, 40, 84011 Amalfi SA, Italy
A seat at one of the white-cloth tables at the formal Pasticceria Caffetteria Pansa on Amalfi’s main piazza offers a view of the Duomo and the perfect spot for an afternoon glass of prosecco or a spritz. (Too hot to sit...
Corso Garibaldi, 36/38, 84010 Cetara SA, Italy
Gennaro Castiello is passionate about Cetara and about the anchovies that provide income to the town. His stylish and simple restaurant is decorated with Vietri ceramics and wood, creating a chill, beachy vibe. A plate of fried...
Via Roma, 80, 84010 Minori SA, Italy
World-famous pastry chef Sal De Riso is from the small Amalfi Coast town of Minori, which makes a stop in the quiet village for something sweet a great idea. His flagship pastry shop, across from the seaside promenade, was recently renovated and...
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