Fodor's Expert Review Il Transatlantico

$$ Chiaia, Santa Lucia, and Nearby Sophisticated

Within the picturesque Borgo Marinaro harbor, in the shadow of Castel dell'Ovo, it's as if you're eating aboard a transatlantic cruise ship. With the Bay of Naples nearby and Vesuvius in the background, you can understand the nautical decor, blue tablecloths, and the menu abrim with fish delicacies. (Foodies should also note that this was the site of the Roman villa of Lucullus, the moneyed aristocrat famous for his passion for luxurious dining.) A best bet is the schiaffoni with astice and pescatrice (large flat tube pasta with lobster and angler fish), or one of the tasty pizzas, but leave room for the dolce of the day (great house-made tiramisu or pear cake with ricotta). If after one too many limoncellos you feel like crashing, just head upstairs and book one of the bright and airy guest rooms in the hotel.

Sophisticated Dinner $$ Lunch Seafood

Quick Facts

Via Luculliana 15, Borgo Marinaro
Naples, Campania  80132, Italy


Known For:
  • Dining fit for a Roman aristocrat
  • Good location on the bay
  • Fresh fish dishes
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Tues.

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