Positano Eats – Honeymoon Addition
Positano Italy, is the prettiest placed I have ever traveled. I first heard of Positano, from my best friends older sister, she had her wedding there over ten years ago. When planning our honeymoon to Italy, I jumped at the chance to visit this gorgeous town. Snuggled amongst the hills of the Amalfi Coast, Positano has become a destination not only because of it’s breath-taking views, but for it’s amazing food. From Florence, we took a train to Naples, and then we took a private car down the Almafi Coast to Positano. Positano only has one road down the center of this charming town. The city is characterized by rows and rows of cobble stone steps that lead you up the winding hills. We were dropped off on this main road and we made our way down four flights of cobblestone steps to our hotel, Hotel Miamare. When we arrived, we were greeted by the lovely host, Rosita, who was incredibly helpful on our foodie journey. Right then we booked our dinning experiences for the next couple of days.
The views from our room, were nothing short of spectacular. The pictures speak for themselves. Oh! And the views from the breakfast room, where enjoyed our first meal of the day. We spent the early mornings walking the coastline, and watching the fishermen bring in the seafood right from the ocean to the doors of the restaurants. We made it our mission to try to have at least one local seafood course at every meal.
Lunch #1: Capricci – Via Regina Giovanna, 84017 Positano SA, Italy
Capricci is a beautiful restaurant located near the main beach in the city. The majority of the restaurant is outside and along the walking sidewalk. The tables are made of beautiful Italian painted tiles and are covered by large modern white umbrellas. Here we enjoyed three fresh seafood dishes: calamari, a squid summer salad, and a shrimp summer salad. The meal and atmosphere was the perfect way to kick off our trip. After lunch, we headed to the black rock beach to soak up some sun.
Dinner #1: Ristorante Lo Guarracino – Via Positanesi D’America 12, 84017 Positano SA, Italy
This amazing restaurant is located up several flights of stairs allowing for one of the most picturesque views of the trip. Rosita had made us a reservation at the “lovers table.” A table for two located at the most northern point of the restaurant. The chef came out to greet us, and told us he would be surprising us with our first course. Out came a delicious LARGE heart-shaped pizza, made of sweet red sauce, and fresh mozzarella. (Drool) Next up, we ordered the oyster pasta. This was nothing short of amazing, and you can always tell when pasta is handmade because of the consistency. This dish did not disappoint.
The next day we spent another lazy day on the beach, took a boat ride, and explored the local shops. Positano is known for its gorgeous linen fashion. While perusing the local shops, we bought a gorgeous painting of the coastline.
Lunch #2: Bucadi di Bacco – Via Rampa Teglia, 4, 84017 Positano SA, Italy
Bucadi di Bacco is located right off the main beach (Spiaggia Grande) of Positano. It is in the bottom of a beautiful hotel which is also only 10 km. from the Grotta del Smeraldo Sea Cave and 15 km from the Amalfi Cathedral. The dinning room is an open area with a wonderful sea breeze and gorgeous hand-painted pottery plates. We started our meal with cheese ravioli topped with a light red sauce and fresh peppery arugula. We finished off our meal with a chopped salad of fresh greens, chicken, and bacon. Lastly, we enjoyed a gorgeous halibut with a side of grilled zucchini.
Dinner #2: Ristorante Al Palazzo – 84017 Positano, Province of Salerno, Italy
Ristorante Al Palazzo was the perfect grand finale of the trip. It is one of my top ten dining experiences ever! This michelin star restaurant is located amongst a beautiful garden oasis. Twinkling lights fill the trees and elegantly dressed waiters push white trays of perfected courses. We started our meal off with pesto stuffed ravioli, followed by a course of seared tuna, and a roasted eggplant, red pepper of shear deliciousness (the only way we can think to describe this course). We finished the meal with a beautiful chocolate truffle dessert. If you only visit one of the restaurants we recommended here, make sure it’s Ristorante Al Palazzo.
Mangiamo! (Let’s Eat)