Five personally recommended restaurants on the Amalfi coast and Capri

The world’s top tastemakers pick their favourite places to eat in the Italian holiday hotspot

Da Paolino on Capri is recommended for its fish
Da Paolino on Capri is recommended for its fish | Image: Paolino Capri

Hotelier and interior designer Anouska Hempel “My ideal lunch restaurant is Da Paolino on Capri; I call it The Lemon Tree, as you sit shaded from the sun under the lemons and have the most wonderful fish, pasta and home made limoncello. It’s lovely and rustic and full of Italian families rather than the sunbathing beauties and burrata bellies you find elsewhere in Capri.” Da Paolino, Via Palazzo a Mare 11, 80073 Capri (+39081-837 6102;

Lo Scoglio in Nerano
Lo Scoglio in Nerano

Fashion designer Giambattista Valli “Da Adolfo in Positano is essentially a little cave on the beach, but it serves the most delicious mozzarella on lemon leaves, and linguine with tomatoes and local lobster. The atmosphere in summer is magical and I can still taste the spectacular food.” Via Laurito 40, 84017 Positano (+39089-875 022;


Hotelier Antonio Sersale “The tomato salad at Lo Scoglio in Nerano is truly one of the great delicacies of this world. Last time I went I had a selection of roasted vegetables grown in the restaurant’s own gardens, just up the hill. I also had spaghetti with zucchini, and a whole fish baked in sea salt, while sitting out on the terrace over the water.” Piazza delle Sirene 15, 80061 Marina del Cantone (+39081-808 1026;

Pasta with zucchini at La Conca del Sogno
Pasta with zucchini at La Conca del Sogno | Image: Piera Tammaro

Tailor Luca Rubinacci “The last meal that truly impressed me was, as usual, the farfalle pasta with zucchini at La Conca del Sogno, in Nerano. I can’t have it often enough.” Via Amerigo Vespucci 25, Nerano 80061, Massa Lubrense (+3981-808 1036;

Quattro Passi near Sorrento
Quattro Passi near Sorrento | Image: creds tk

Interior designer Juan Pablo Molyneux “At Quattro Passi near Sorrento I usually have the white truffles with spaghetti. I can be a bit blasé about restaurants as I travel constantly, but the quality here is superb.” Via Amerigo Vespucci 13N, 80061 Nerano (+3908-1808 1271;


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