We loved the location and the service at Da Baracca. Da Baracca doesn't have waterfront views, but it is nestled away in an adorable little piazza in Amalfi, about a block from the beach. While we ate, we were serenaded by a band on the piazza for about 15 minutes. Although the band did request tips before moving on (and tried us sell us one of their CDs), their presence and the live music definitely added to the festive feel of the evening. The service was warm, but not overbearing. However, my husband and I were not entirely impressed with the food. The menu (available in several languages) offered many selections and we decided upon an octopus salad as an appetizer and gnocchi pomodoro and veal scallopini in a lemon sauce as entrees. A bottle of house wine completed the meal.
My husband enjoyed the octopus, but I thought it had an unusually strong fishy flavor, as if perhaps it was a day or two past ideal freshness. The veal was simple, but tasty, especially in the sauce made from fresh lemons. Unfortunately, the gnocchi didn't live up to our expectations. It had a bit of a gummy quality and did not seem like it was homemade. To be fair, we eat out a lot and have pretty high food standards. Although we definitely had an enjoyable evening at Da Baracca, if we were in Amalfi again, we probably would try another place next time.
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