My wife and I visited here in October 2012 and had a great experience.
Don't come here looking for linen tablecloths, silver service and grey suited sommeliers - come here instead looking for an authentic Italian meal served by a lovely Italian family.
We visited after seeing the restaurants food served at the bar next door (la vineria Bollicine) and it turns out that mama runs the restaurant, her son runs the bar and both do it very well.
The meal was rustic (insalate caprese to share, gnocchi alla Sorrentina, spaghetti bolognese and of course a basket of bread) and perfectly done with the absolute minimum of fuss. The gnocchi alla Sorrentina is the simple local favourite and is absolutely delicious. We took our time eating and washed it all down with a litre of local red wine which like the rest of the meal was locally produced and very reasonably priced. The bottled water was also realistically priced and non designer.
In short this was the best value and friendliest meal we had during our holiday.
This restaurant is completely without pretension and resembles a green house / hot house with plants growing through the roof etc and is the place to come for that elusive taste of the real Sorrento - which was, after all, a fishing village for a great many years before the cruise boats arrived. Brilliant.
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