Amalfi Coast

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Along the central coast of Campania, driving an hour south of Napoli, lies one of the most beautiful stretches of coast that I have ever seen. Although I am sheepish to admit, considering the vast variety of flavors, people, art and rich traditions throughout the entire Italian peninsula, the Amalfitana is my favorite part of Italy to travel and dine. Driving from Sorrento all the way down to Salerno, there lie a plethora of exquisite towns and small cities, each wrapped around a little inlet or natural port, each with its own flavor, each worth a visit.

Mario's Picks

da Gemma

In the town of Amalfi, da Gemma is one of my favorites, on the terrace just up from the duomo.


da Zaccaria

Situated on the water, outside the tunnel on the road south to Atrani.

la Caravella

Your destination for modern food and the best wine list in town.

Il Capitano Ristorante

A hotel restaurant perched high above the sea.

Hotel le Sirenuse

The restaurant in the Hotel le Sirenuse is quite tasty, if slightly Americanized.

Taverna del Capitano

“Worth the journey,” as Michelin might say.