31 Best Restaurants in Amalfi Coast, Italy

Da Ciccio: Cielo Mare Terra

$$ Fodor's choice

Featuring, as its name suggests, stunning views of sky, sea, and land and run by the fourth generation of the famiglia Cavaliere (sommelier Giuseppe, front-of-house manager Antonio, and chef Marco), this restaurant just outside of town serves exquisite dishes made with fresh local produce—often from its own orto garden and the sea below. Many diners opt for the aromatic theater al tavolo of the signature spaghetti al cartoccio dal 1965 (spaghetti with clams, olives, capers, tomatoes, and oregano), which the ever-smiling Antonio removes from baking paper, mixes, and serves.

Pasticceria Andrea Pansa

$ Fodor's choice

Amalfi's famed historic pasticceria (est.1830) is a must-visit for a breakfast capuccino and sflogliatella or lip-smacking limoncello with delizia al limone dessert. For the full indulgence grab a table outside but remember it's a lot cheaper and atmospheric consuming al banco (at the bar) watching the patrons and smartly attired baristi

Saraceno D'Oro

$$ Fodor's choice

Although open for lunch, this reliable restaurant—tellingly popular with the Positanesi—truly comes into its own in the evening. Living up to its name, the ambience is distinctly Moorish without being kitschy; wood-fired pizza and hearty costiera seafood dishes dominate the menu. The outside tables are on the opposite side of Via Pasitea—great for experiencing the bustle that is Positano, but if you're sensitive to the smell of car exhaust, sit inside or away from the street.

Via Pasitea 254, Positano, Campania, 84017, Italy
Known For
  • friendly staff guides you through the menu and the history
  • one of the best scialatielli di scoglio (classic seafood pastas) around
  • delizia di limone dessert
Restaurants Details
Rate Includes: Closed Nov.–Dec. 26 and Jan. and Feb.

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A' Paranza


Atrani's most reliable option (since 1986), where each day's fare depends entirely on the seafood catch, is an intimate place on the main walkway at the back of the piazza. White coved ceilings and immaculate linens are offset by a colorful naive-art mural of fishermen mending paranze (trawler nets). The tasting menu—antipasti ranging from marinated tuna to fried rice balls, with a helping of pasta and risotto, followed by a choice of dessert—is recommended, but if that sounds like too much, go for the scialatielli ai frutti di mare. Whatever you choose, leave room for the divine cakes.

Acqua Pazza


Locals along this part of the coast rave about this tiny restaurant a short stroll up from the harbor. The environment is modest—a spare interior with a few tables—but the seafood served is remarkably fresh.

Via Garibaldi 38, Cetara, Campania, 84010, Italy
Known For
  • linguine alla colatura di alici
  • catch of the day cooked all'acqua pazza
  • seasonal seafood menu
Restaurants Details
Rate Includes: Closed Mon. mid-Oct.--mid-Apr.

Al Convento


Occupying part of a former convent, this restaurant opened in the 1960s receives glowing reviews for its varied and tasty preparations involving anchovies. For the adventurous there are dishes such as spaghetti con colatura (with a modern version of garum); less adventurous types can try one of the excellent pizzas made in a wood-fired oven. Book a terrace table or take a pew under the soaring arches and faded frescoes.

Piazza San Francesco 16, Cetara, Campania, 80010, Italy
Known For
  • low-key yet ethereal ambience
  • adventurous misto di colatura dish
  • veggie, Fiorentina steak and pizza options
Restaurants Details
Rate Includes: Closed Wed. Oct.–Apr.

Alfonso a Mare


A landmark restaurant and hotel nestled in the Marina di Praia cove, Alfonso a Mare occupies a rustic flagstone structure that once was a dry haul for boats. Noteworthy menu options include the antipasti, the freshly caught fish, and the seafood pastas. Outside, colorful boats, peasant dwellings, and the chasm's sheer rock walls catch the eye.

Via Marina di Praia 6, Furore, Campania, 84010, Italy
Known For
  • dining on the sea deck
  • fresh seafood
  • gorgeous beach location
Restaurants Details
Rate Includes: Closed mid-Nov.–Feb.

Andrea Pansa


Amalfi's historic pasticceria is famed for its candied fruits and assortment of tempting Neapolitan pastries. If you have no time to linger and indulge at their piazza tables, order at the bar for a cheaper stand-up coffee and sflogliatella  pastry fix.



Opened in 1930, this longtime favorite named for the Greek god of wine is, appropriately, run by the Cuomo wine family. The terrace has one of the coast's of the best views, and the menu features simple but delicious mountain and sea fare, including ferrazzuoli alla Nannarella (named after actress Anna Magnani, a past patron, and featuring fresh pasta with tomatoes, tuna, swordfish, and pine nuts) and vermicelli cu o' pesce fujuto, a dish with no fish despite its moniker (the flavor of the local tomatoes provides the piscine parfumo).

Via Giambattista Lama 9, Furore, Campania, 84010, Italy
Known For
  • former patron Anna Magnani's dish ferrazzuoli alla Nannare
  • excellent Furore wine and tasting events
  • gluten-free options
Restaurants Details
Rate Includes: Closed Tues. and Jan.--Mar.

Bar Internazionale


More than just a place to wait for the bus—it's at the main SITA Chiesa Nuova bus stop—Bar Internazionale is a meeting place for locals and visitors alike, a happy spot where you can read newspapers from several countries while nursing a creamy cappuccino. Many visitors only experience Positano in a tourism bubble, so this is good spot to mingle with working positanesi.

Via G. Marconi 306, Positano, Campania, 84017, Italy
Known For
  • good coffee
  • local hangout
  • nice vibe

Cala Gavitella

Reaching this beach club might take some effort—by boat or steep steps—but the seaside views, warm welcome, and simple but incredibly fresh seafood dishes are just rewards. By day, it's an enchanting spot for lunch or quick bites between dips; on summer evenings, there's often live music.

Chez Black


Although it caters to day-tripping coachloads, this nautically themed restaurant, whose waiters wear sailor uniforms, is a local institution that's hard to beat for its sceney location right on the Spiaggia Grande. The people-watching is good (Denzel Washington is reportedly a regular), and the friendly staff is happy to guide you through specialties such as zuppa di pesce (fish soup) and spaghetti con ricci di mare (spaghetti with sea urchins).

Via del Brigantino 19, Positano, Campania, 84017, Italy
Known For
  • house gin, lemon, and crème de menthe aperitivo, the grotta dello smeraldo
  • buzzy atmosphere and late-evening tourist party vibe
  • not necessarily the best value given the quality of the food
Restaurants Details
Rate Includes: Closed Nov.–Feb.

Da Adolfo


On a little beach where pirates once built and launched boats (the pirates are long gone, but their descendants now operate a free ferry to and from Positano every half hour in the morning), this laid-back trattoria has long been a favorite. Sit on the wooden terrace beneath a straw canopy to enjoy totani con patate (squid and potatoes with garlic and oil), then sip white wine with peaches until sundown. Da Adolfo gets busy, so ask your hotel to book a table for you: personal reservations are often not honored.

Via Laurito 40, Positano, Campania, 84017, Italy
Known For
  • <PRO>secluded cove accessed by boat, a swim, or a steep ascent from main costal road at Laurito</PRO>
  • <PRO>fresh, seasonal seafood classics</PRO>
  • <PRO>covered terrace overlooking the beach</PRO>
Restaurants Details
Rate Includes: Closed Nov.–Apr.

Da Gemma


Diners in the know have sung the praises of this understated landmark since 1872. Imaginative sauces turn plates of risotto and paccheri pasta into one-off culinary experiences; tile floors, white tablecloths, and a terrace set above the main street create a soothing ambience.

Da Vincenzo


Established in 1958, this family-run place pairs generations of tradition and genuine love of hospitality with ever-evolving innovation, reflected in the exceptional takes on classic Neapolitan dishes and the stylish, up-to-date yet rustic decor. Expect a truly warm welcome and a menu with both sea and robust land mainstays such as grilled octopus, shoulder of lamb, and eggplant Parmesan.

Via Pasitea 172/178, Positano, Campania, 84017, Italy
Known For
  • charming hosts, from the owner to the young waitstaff
  • busy outside terrace with views
  • sumptuous dolci, including cheesecake
Restaurants Details
Rate Includes: Closed Nov.–Mar. No lunch Tues.



Run by the owners of the Marina Riviera hotel, Eolo is one of the Amalfi Coast's most sophisticated restaurants, with fantastic views to match. The decor is calming if slightly unusual—with white-cove ceilings, Romanesque columns, mounted starfish—and many of the dishes are adorned with blossoms and other visual allures. Nothing, though, compares to the view of Amalfi's harbor from one of the tables in Eolo's picture-window alcove. If you don't land one of these, don't fret—the entire room is pretty enough as it is.

Via Pantaleone Comite 3, Amalfi, Campania, 84011, Italy
Known For
  • extensive 3,000-strong wine cantina
  • superb views
  • light, creative seafood creations
Restaurants Details
Rate Includes: Closed Tues. and Nov.–Mar., Credit cards accepted

Giardini Caffè Calce


Right on Piazza Duomo, this café is a popular pit-stop for coffee, sfogliatelle pastries, and ice cream, as well as simple pasta dishes, salads, and pizze. With an alfresco area and three guest rooms, this is a favorite of locals and visitors alike.

Via Wagner 3, Ravello, Campania, 84010, Italy
Known For
  • good for a leisurely snack
  • tranquil garden and covered area
  • haven from the piazza throng

Il Ritrovo


In the tiny town square of Montepertuso, 1,500 feet up the mountainside from Positano (call for the free shuttle service to and from), the Ritrovo has been noted for its cucina for more than 20 years. The menu showcases food from both the sea and the hills: try the scialatielli ai frutti di mare accompanied by well-grilled vegetables; the house specialty zuppa saracena, a paella-like affair brimming with assorted seafood; and the lemon tiramisu, perhaps paired with one of 80 different kinds of a homemade liqueur, including carob and chamomile options.

Via Montepertuso 77, Montepertuso, Campania, 84017, Italy
Known For
  • airy, tranquil mountainside location
  • trademark zuppa saracena (seafood soup)
  • amiable padrone Salvatò, who also runs a cooking school
Restaurants Details
Rate Includes: Closed mid-Jan.–mid-Feb.

La Cambusa


Two bronze lions flanking the steps hint at a refined restaurant experience. Indeed, in its light-filled dining room or on its intimate terrace, La Cambusa serves lighter, more elegant seafood dishes (linguine with mussels and fish with potatoes and tomato sauce are favorites) than its "pack-em-in" Spiaggia Grande neighbors. However, you are still paying extra for its superb position. 

Piazza Amerigo Vespucci 4, Positano, Campania, 84017, Italy
Known For
  • prime spot looking over Spiaggia Grande
  • showcases the freshest seafood
  • people-watching central
Restaurants Details
Rate Includes: Closed Nov.–Mar.

La Caravella


Opened in 1959 and southern Italy's first restaurant to earn a Michelin star (in 1966), this atmospheric place—graced with frescoes, marble floors, vibrant ceramics, and fresh flowers—once had a gilded guest list that included Andy Warhol and Federico Fellini. The menu maintains dishes favored 50 years ago (picture slices of fish grilled in lemon leaves marinated with an almond and wild fennel sauce); there's also a tasting menu, but don't miss the antipasti.

Le Arcate


Under the old fishermen's arches of Atrani you can choose from an extensive menu that features great-value seafood scialatielli, paccheri, and other primi as well as 20-odd wood-fired pizza options. Get a table on the large beach-view terrace to lean over and see where your meal came from.

Largo Buonocore, Atrani, Campania, 84010, Italy
Known For
  • catch of the day cooked grilled or all'acqua pazza
  • bountiful prix-fixe options
  • beach views and warm hospitality
Restaurants Details
Rate Includes: Closed Mon. mid-Sept.–mid-June, and mid-Jan.–mid-Feb.

Lo Guarracino


This partly arbor-covered restaurant is a romantic place to enjoy scialatielli di mare (seafood pasta) above the waves, with a terrace vista that takes in the cliffs, the sea, the Li Galli islands, Spiaggia del Fornillo, and Torre Clavel.

Via Positanesi d'America 12, Positano, Campania, 84017, Italy
Known For
  • seafood and wood-fired pizza
  • family-made liquori digestivi including a wild-herb number (agrumi)
  • romantic Robinson Crusoe–esque terrace
Restaurants Details
Rate Includes: Closed Jan.–Mar.

Lo Smeraldino


Open since 1949, this airy, popular restaurant on Amalfi's almost-emerald waterfront dishes out reasonably priced seafood and cucina tipica Amalfitana (Amalfi Coast cuisine) such as lemon and zucchine tagliatelle alla Nerano and excellent grilled fish. You can see the boats bringing in the day's catch, and at night pizza is served on the terrace amid the twinkling lights of hills, sea, and sky.

Piazzale dei Protontini 1, Amalfi, Campania, 84011, Italy
Known For
  • classic Campania pasta dishes
  • super waterside location
  • very popular with families in the summer
Restaurants Details
Rate Includes: Closed Wed. Sept.–June, and Jan. and Feb.



Wrought-iron gates open from scenic Via Pasitea into Next2's bianco e nero–chic courtyard, replete with a cocktail bar and a whiff of edgy, youthful swagger. You can watch the talented squadra at work in the open kitchen crafting elegant, subtly flavored creations such as the caprese starter, the seared tuna secondo, and—for those with bigger, bolder appetites—the frittura di mare (fried seafood medley).

Via Pasitea 242, Positano, Campania, 84017, Italy
Known For
  • exquisite-looking small-portioned dishes
  • delectable dessert pairings such as pear and walnut ice cream
  • cocktails with novel, fresh infusions
Restaurants Details
Rate Includes: No lunch

Paradise Lounge Bar


With an outdoor terrace overlooking the Spiaggia Grande, this is an ideal stop for a coffee, a sandwich, or an ice cream. By night, the latest music pumps from the stereo and the clamor of sporting events blares from the four large-screen TVs, as movers, groovers, and soccer fans from around the globe sip cocktails after a hard day on the beach.



A long spacious terrace overlooking the sea is the main feature of this simple yet superb-value spot—part of the family-friendly Hotel Pupetto, most of whose guest rooms have lovely water views, too. Feast on fresh grilled seafood and tasty pizza under lemon trees along Spiaggio di Fornillo and almost within octopus-tentacle grasp of your lounge chair.

Via Fornillo 37, Positano, Campania, 84017, Italy
Known For
  • buzzy flip-flop beachside lunching
  • tranquil evening dining with a seaside stroll
  • eggplant parmigiana, salads, and grilled veggie options
Restaurants Details
Rate Includes: Closed Nov.–mid-Apr.

Salvatore Ravello 1958


Adjacent to the Hotel Graal and sharing the same glorious view of the Bay of Salerno, this restaurant has a large terrace and a contemporary-styled dining area beside an open kitchen. Seasonal Campanian produce is transformed into some of the most exquisite plates in town, and the friendly staff knows their fagioli.

Via della Repubblica 2, Ravello, Campania, 84010, Italy
Known For
  • unusual, tasty bread options
  • artistic presentation
  • daily specials might include seasonal rabbit, lamb, tuna
Restaurants Details
Rate Includes: Closed Mon. in winter

Santa Croce

$$ | Nocelle

About 1,400 feet above sea level on the Path of the Gods, this low-key place in the dreamy hamlet of Nocelle delivers fortifying, superb-value plates to hikers and adventurous day-trippers. Try to get a window seat so that you can gaze over Positano, Li Galli islands, and the Fariglioni of Capri while sampling fresh pastas, seafood, and grilled meats; homemade desserts; or, on Saturday evening, exquisite pizza made in an olivewood-fired oven.

Via Nocelle 19, Positano, Campania, 84017, Italy
Known For
  • lofty perch with divine views
  • relaxed, rustic vibe
  • fresh produce grown on the doorstep
Restaurants Details
Rate Includes: Closed weekdays mid-Nov.–mid-Mar.

Stella Maris


With its white awnings and prime location on the beach (where you can rent sun beds), Stella Maris is likely the first restaurant you'll encounter on arriving in Amalfi. Dine or enjoy an aperitivo on the terrace, in front of the glass walls or on the beach—all the while gazing at the fishing boats bobbing in the bay or the sun worshipers tanning on the shore.

Taverna Buonvicino


In the heart of medieval Amalfi, with alfresco seating in the piazzetta outside the churches of Santa Maria Maggiore and the Maria Santissima Addolorata, this place has a magical atmosphere. The menu features simple seasonal dishes like grilled squid, octopus, and buffalo steak—all lovingly crafted using grandma's recipes.