Let me start this review by giving proper kudos to my server Alex. He was quite personable and passionate. He was concerned that I wanted to sit outside, being November and all. I assured him I am from a cold climate and high-50's F is quite comfortable for me. Please note this restaurant has to be "found", not that it's difficult to get to, but it is not in the main piazza or street. After being seated, I perused the menu and he gently inquired what I liked. When I mentioned that I am a seafood fanatic, he suggested the special clam dish that day as a starter. When he inquired further and was assured that I enjoy whole grilled fish(many Americans are still offended when their food still has a head and eyes) he suggested the Sea Bream.
Both dishes were fantastic and perfectly executed. The clams were simply sauteed in a nice garlicky broth. The sea bream came with one of the most perfumed local lemons I've ever smelled and the juice was likewise a combination of sweet and sour which was perfect for the fish. The homemade bread, grilled veggies, local olive oil and regional wine all complemented my meal harmoniously. I can say without a doubt this was the first time I've felt a server literally "read my mind" regarding what I wanted to eat and how it should be paced. We had some great conversation as well about the differences between the north and the south as well as soccer and traveling. Keep in mind this was fairly late at night in the low season. I am told experiences can be quite the opposite when the tourist season in Amalfi is in full swing. I however had one of the best meals of my life with nearly one on one attention. Thanks again!