Fodor's Expert Review Da Gelsomina

$$$ Anacapri Italian Fodor's Choice

Amid its own terraced vineyards with inspiring views to the island of Ischia and beyond, this is much more than just a well-reputed restaurant. The owner's mother was a friend of Axel Munthe, and he encouraged her to open a food kiosk, which evolved into Da Gelsomina; today the specialties include pollo a mattone, chicken grilled on bricks, and locally caught rabbit. It has an immaculately kept swimming pool, which is open to the public for a small fee—a buffet is served as you lounge here. Close to one of the island's finer walks as well as the Philosophy Park, it's an excellent base for a whole day or longer. There's also a five-room pensione, with free transfer service by request from Anacapri center.

Italian Southern Italian Views Sceney Lunch Dinner $$$ Fodor's Choice Service

Quick Facts

Via Migliara 72
Anacapri, Campania  80071, Italy

081-8371499

www.dagelsomina.com

Known For:
  • Opened in the 1960s with family links to Axel Munthe
  • Chicken grilled on bricks
  • Fresh produce and wine from their verdant gardens
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Jan. and Feb., and Tues. in winter. No dinner in winter

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