Amalfi Coast restaurants: where to eat in Amalfi

The long stretch of coast known as the Amalfi Coast is packed with delicious restaurants offering yummy local produce. And Amalfi, one of the most famous towns along the costiera, definitely has some of the best eateries. Whether it’s for lunch or dinner, these 3 restaurants in Amalfi will surely deliver.

Trattoria da Gemma

 Via Fra Gerardo Sasso, 11
€60+
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Trattoria da Gemma, restaurant in Amalfi
Photo by: Trattoria Da Gemma facebook.com/trattoriadagemma

Tucked away from the touristy restaurants and bars of Amalfi, Trattoria Da Gemma offers its guests a gastronomic escape, footsteps from the Amalfi Cathedral. From the street, you’ll notice a ceramic sign indicating where the restaurant is. Walk up the stairs and there you have it: Trattoria Da Gemma. You’ll definitely love the warm atmosphere and sober decor with beautiful ceramic and terracotta floors. And for those that like a breath of fresh air, the restaurant also has a small outdoor terrace overlooking the crowded streets of Amalfi.   But let’s get to the menu. Rest assured that anything you order at Trattoria Da Gemma will be impeccable. From the starters to the main courses and desserts, all of the ingredients are extremely fresh. To start off, the famous  marinated anchovies with Neapolitan “frisella” in rucola sauce are outstanding. To continue, (for a minimum of two people), you cannot miss out on the divine raw and cooked prawn risotto with lemon or the yummy paccheri pasta filled with burrata cheese ant black truffle. And if you’re a chocolate lover, wait until you have a bite of the chocolate variation as a dessert! To accompany your meal a wonderful wine selection is available. Don’t forget to make a reservation.

Marina Grande

Viale della Regione, 4
€60+
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Marina Grande, restaurant with a view in Amalfi
Photo from: Ristorante Marina Grande facebook.com/Ristorante-Marina-Grande-114826413097

If you believe fine dining isn’t just about tastes and wines, you are in the perfect place.  Footsteps from the iconic Amalfi Cathedral, Marina Grande serves a mix of traditional and creative local cuisine.  During the day, it’s the ideal place to stop for lunch before exploring the wonderful town of Amalfi. But it’s in the evening – during sunset – that the atmosphere becomes magical. As the sun sets and the lights on the bay turn on, the moon light reflects on the water and the restaurant’s outdoor candle-lit table will illuminate your evening. This is when you’ll understand, and especially feel, that you’re in the perfect place.  Just by glancing at the menu your taste buds will tingle. We’re on the Amalfi Coast, and here, fresh local products are always under the spotlight. Seafood is the star of the show at Marina Grande. You may order a la carte from an extensive menu, or go for the eight-course tasting menu. To start off, the octopus in three styles is phenomenal, as are the seared scallops with sesame, zucchini, burrata and mint. To continue, the spaghetti with clams and the catch of the day are to die for. And of course, the desserts are super yummy! To accompany your meal there is al an excellent wine selection. 

Eolo

Via P. Comite, 3
€60+
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Eolo Amalfi Coast
Photo by: Ristorante Eolo Amalfi facebook.com/eoloamalfi

Tucked away in a picturesque corner of Amalfi and overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, Eolo offers a hideaway from the crowded streets of the coastal town and a treat to your eyes and palates.  The interiors are elegant, decorated in a fresh Mediterranean style, the walls are soaked in white and the floors adorned with ceramics from Vietri sul Mare. The indoor space offers a beautiful lounge where up to 32 guests can be accommodated, but stunning panoramic terrace overlooking the sea is the real deal. If you want to get a front-line terrace table, make sure to call in advance and to specifically ask for one, it will definitely make the difference. Imagine sitting by the terrace at your candle-lit table as the colors of the Amalfi Coast transform into pinks and blues. It doesn’t get any better than that. But it doesn’t stop here. The food at Eolo is also sublime. The chef takes traditional Amalfi cuisine and gives it a contemporary twist. A must try is the raw fish fantasy and the big potato gnocchi with meat genovese style. And the first-class wine selection and impeccable service will surely be the cherry on top of the cake. Don’t forget to make a reservation.

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