If you're a connoisseur of gourmet cuisine and luxury hotels, you'll no doubt already have heard of Relais Don Alfonso 1890: an intimate boutique hotel in the town of Sant'Agata sui Due Golfi, on Italy's sun drenched Sorrentine Peninsula, where chef patron, Alfonso Iaccarino, has created a veritable temple to Mediterranean cooking.
Restaurant Don Alfonso 1890's menus are the result of both traditional and innovative cooking techniques, featuring dishes which capture and enhance the flavors, aromas and colors of the Sorrentine Peninsula and which are prepared with ingredients grown on the Iaccarino's organic farm.
Today, Don Alfonso is, in addition, a highly acclaimed cooking school, presided over by two of Italy's most eminent chefs, and runs a successful Restaurant Consulting service. Guests who would like to purchase an edible souvenir of their holiday at Don Alfonso 1890 will find what they're looking for in the hotel's gastronomic "show room".
A gorgeous Mediterranean villa, in the quiet little town of Sant'Agata, over the years Relais Don Alfonso 1890 has welcomed many artists, writers and intellectuals, seeking silence, inspiration and, of course, good food and wine.
Guest accommodation is provided in 4 junior suites and 4 suites, all beautifully furnished and equipped with every modern comfort.
In gourmet destinations the caliber of Don Alfonso even the breakfast served to guests each morning is an unforgettable epicurean experience.
Gastronomic delights aside, Relais Don Alfonso 1890 is, above all, a place in which to relax: lazing by the pool, browsing through family's collection of cooking books in the library, or soaking up the Mediterranean sun on the nearby beaches of Massa Lubrense, Nerano and the Amalfi Coast.
This restaurant is exceptional and I'm so glad we made the 45 minute trip from Sorrento to visit. The experience was exceptional - starting with a visit to the cellar (over 2000 years old!). The... more »
A little heaven on earth, not much more to say. Stayed for two nights on my birthday and everything was made great by friendly staff and Mrs Livia. Room was fresh and spacious, excellent dinner and... more »
This exceptional restaurant, with glorious food and attentive caring service is only exceeded by the owner/chief and his charming wife who oversee and tend to the enjoyment of all who dine... more »
From Sorrento the road climbs up through the vineyards and citrus groves to reach Sant'Agata sui Due Golfi. Situated in the center of the town, Relais Don Alfonso 1890 is a small, luxury hotel and one of the Italy's finest restaurants, the perfect destination for a gourmet holiday, and much more besides.
Strategically located between the Sorrentine peninsula and the Amalfi Coast, the Bay of Naples and the Bay of Salerno, Sant'Agata provides the ideal base for those keen to explore the beaches of Massa Lubrense, Nerano, Jeranto, Recommone, Crapolla, the Punta Campanella marine reserve, and the towns of Positano, Praiano, Furore, Conca dei Marini, Amalfi, Atrani and Ravello, all of which are just a short drive or boat ride away.