If we like a restaurant it is not only for its good food - prepared with fresh ingredients - it's the combination of the quality of dishes but as much the friendliness of the waiter or owner and very importantly - a beautiful setting. So don't expect 3 star sophisticated meals when you follow the recommendation of one of our favorite restaurants. There are also high profile restaurants at the Amalfi coast, you find them in a guide.
We personally like Italian and especially local dishes like fish, good pasta, fresh vegetables and wonderful tasty Mozzarella, which is produced only a few kilometers away. Fresh Mozzarella -this means delivered that morning - has a taste which is not comparable to what ever you get in best shops outside the area around Napels. Its marvelous! We prefer the mozzarella fior di latte - not the more famous mozzarella di buffalo. The mozzarella "fior di latte" is produced a few miles away in Agerola, up in the Lattari mountains - the mountains of milk.
We describe here our favorites for a dinner combined with a boat ride, in Marina di Praia which is in walking distance from the villa, in Praiano, Amalfi, Atrani, Furore, Positano and Capri.
I have added also a selection of coastal restaurants for lunch as we often rent a boat and roam along the coast.
Beside our favorites there are many other restaurants along the Amalfi coast and among them there are definitely other gems we did not find so far. The overall quality of restaurants in this area is good, therefore you don't run a risk if you try other ones not mentioned here. It is therefore worthwhile to go out on your own discovery tour! I appreciate your feedback.
Attention, many of our favorite restaurants don't accept credit cards! They want to get real money! Language is no problem, English is commonly understood.
Normally service is included in the bill, therefore a tip is depending on your satisfaction with the service. In some restaurants you find on your bill a position coperto, which is charged for each person. This is for bread and cover.