Up the main piazza in Amalfi is every collection of souvenir shops, pizza fast food places and gelato. Fun but not the real Italy and certainly not representative of the food quality Italy is capable of. Taverna Buonvicino is tucked away in a small courtyard up some steps and can not be found without asking directions...but is well worth the effort. The setting is from a movie...small tables, subtle lighting and stars twinkling above.
The food is excellent. We had an eggplant caponata and an escarole/polenta cake with white anchovies for appetizers and a seafood skewer plate and ravioli for main courses. Tasty, well presented and as good as you can get in Amalfi. Topped off with a bottle of local wine and it was a great meal.
The staff were friendly and welcoming and this night was easily our best in Amalfi. Ask your hotel for directions, it is an experience not to be missed. Sitting in the courtyard is a must in good weather, reservations should be made or come early - they are real busy after 8pm, open at 7pm.
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