Luxury Dining

The most famous and exclusive restaurants on the Amalfi Coast

Luxury Dining

With tables set directly on the water's edge or beneath a fragrant pergola in a lemon grove on the slopes of the coastline, the fine dining scene on the Amalfi Coast is always spectacular. Restaurants here offer guests Italian cuisine and wine pairings in a variety of settings. Choose from a Michelin-starred restaurant, a refined trattoria-style setting with specialties such as homemade pasta, a tasting menu accompanied by a wine list, a spectacular dining room known for its beautiful views, or a combination of one or more of these dining experiences!

The best gourmet restaurants on the Amalfi Coast

The best restaurants have much to offer when it comes to fine dining with traditional southern Italian cuisine. Menus abound with choices ranging from truffles to prawns, mussels and linguine with clams, ravioli to risotto—there’s truly something elevated for any palate when it comes to fine dining restaurants on Capri and beyond.

Book your table at one of the best restaurants, such as Zass, Rossellinis, Un Piano nel Cielo, La Sponda, or others in our curated list. You’ll enjoy beautiful views and pasta dishes prepared with the kind of Italian culinary expertise you won’t find elsewhere. Mediterranean fine dining here is rooted in traditional Amalfi Coast and Neapolitan recipes that have been passed down through the generations, and pasta dishes often feature ingredients grown directly on the terraced seaside gardens. There are also abundant opportunities to enjoy award-winning dishes prepared by creative chefs who take Italian cuisine to the next level. Here are our suggestions for an unforgettably luxurious meal.

FAQ - Frequently asked questions

Where do celebrities eat on the Amalfi Coast?

The place on the Amalfi Coast where it's easiest to encounter "famous faces" is the village of Nerano. Here, the jet-set crowd disembarks from their yachts to dine in cliffside restaurants such as Lo Scoglio and La Conca del Sogno. In Positano, on the other hand, it's easy to run into them at the tables of Chez Black; and in Praiano, at “Il Pirata” alla Marina di Praia.
Many celebrities love to go to La Tagliata, a restaurant and farm in Positano that offers meat-based specialties and products from their garden. It boasts a unique view of the Gulf of Salerno and the Li Galli islands.

Which Amalfi Coast town has the best food?

In each town and city along the Amalfi Coast you can find excellent restaurants that make abundant use of local ingredients. However, if we had to pick just one town to recommend to a gourmet traveler, then we would say Cetara. In just a few square kilometers, Cetara boasts a very high concentration of excellent restaurants and shops dedicated to traditional local products such as colatura di alici (anchovy condiment). Moreover, Cetara is off the beaten tourist path and allows one to savor the atmosphere of an authentic Italian village. Furore, the village above the Fjord, is another excellent choice to enjoy a wonderful meal without the tourist crush.

What is the most popular dish along the Amalfi Coast?

The Amalfi Coast is renowned for its delicious and diverse cuisine, reflecting the rich culinary traditions of the Mediterranean. Among the many mouth-watering dishes you can enjoy there, one of the most popular and emblematic is "Spaghetti alla Nerano." This simple yet flavorful dish is made with spaghetti, fried zucchini, and basil, and is often topped with generous amounts of Parmigiano-Reggiano or Provolone del Monaco, a cheese produced in the surrounding areas. The dish is named after Nerano, a small village on the Sorrento Peninsula near the Amalfi Coast, where it was first created. Its blend of fresh, local ingredients and straightforward preparation captures the essence of Amalfi Coast cuisine, making it a must-try for visitors. Other traditional local flavors are lemon-based, such as in “limoncello” (a strong liquor to drink after meal), mozzarella grilled in lemon leaves, and la “delizia al limone”, a lemon-based dessert.

Is it expensive to eat along the Amalfi Coast?

The cost of dining out on the Amalfi Coast can range from moderately expensive to quite pricey, largely depending on where you choose to dine and what you order. The region is known for its high-quality ingredients and beautiful dining locations, especially in tourist-heavy areas and upscale restaurants, where prices can be on the higher side. However, it is possible to find more budget-friendly options as well, such as casual trattorias, pizzerias, and small local eateries that offer delicious meals at more reasonable prices.

Prices can also vary significantly between towns. For example, dining in Positano or Amalfi might be more expensive than in some of the smaller, less tourist-centric villages. Moreover, opting for seafood dishes or dining with a sea view can also add to the cost.