Exploring Pompeii and Ercolano? Hiking the Vesuvio? Lounging on the Amalfi Coast? Here is my list of tasty Slow Food addresses you should consider visiting to enjoy Neapolitan food and warm hospitality!!
Trattoria da Rispoli- Address: Via Riulo, 3. Pogerola District.
This family run trattoria is located just outside Amalfi in the old Pogerola district. The place has been run for the last 30 years by the 2 Rispoli’s sisters and before them by their father, who started the business in 1947. Simple style cooking using the freshest ingredients including seafood & homemade pasta. Booking your table in advance is highly recommended!Best Bets: Scialatielli pasta with clams, Seafood Soup, Friarelli. Average Price: Euro 25€ Wine not included No Credit Cards!
Ristorante Gli Scacchi- Address: Via San Rocco, 1.
A lovely and well managed restaurant set in a luscious garden with trees and flowers. You won’t need the menu as the owner Mr. Gino will happily inform guests on day & season specials! Good winelist! Best Bets: Aubergine polpettine, Buffalo Stew, Apple Cake. Average Price: Euro 35€ Wine not included
Osteria Viva Lo Re- Address: Corso Resina, 261.
Located in a nice old mansion just a short walk from the Ercolano’s excavations this tasty and elegant osteria follows the best local gastronomic traditions. The day’s specials are chalked up at the entrance and the wine list includes over 1500 different wines from all over the world! Best Bets: Calzone with Ricotta cheese, Paccheri with meat sauce, Lamb Rack. Average Price: Euro 35€ Wine not included
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Trattoria IL Focolare- Address: Via Cretajo al Crocefisso, 3. Barano district. Nestled on a hill surrounded by chestnut trees Il Focolare has been run since 1991 by Loretta and Riccardo D’Ambra and their 8 children according to slow food principles and traditional farmers’ method of cooking. Good wine list mostly dedicated to local wines. Best Bets: Eggplant Parmigiana, Rabbit, Chocolate Cake. Average Price: Euro 35€ Wine not included
Osteria Abraxas- Address: Via Scalandrone, 15. Lucrino district. A great restaurant/wine bar offering excellent food, a fantastic wine cellar, professional service together with a nice terrace and summer garden! The owner Mr. Nando & his wife have made this place one of the most interesting Osterie in the Campi Flegrei area where to sample Neapolitan cooking in a cozy atmosphere. Best Bets: Appetizers, Gragnano Pasta, Beef Stew. Average Price: Euro 35€ Wine not included
SORRENTO-Borgo dei Pescatori Marina Grande
Trattoria San’Anna da Emilia- Address: Via Marina Grande, 62. Borgo dei Pescatori. A Timeless Trattoria few yards from the beach where to sample traditional cooking and fresh seafood at amazing Value! Sophia Loren used to come here back in ‘60 while Ms. Emilia is still here running the kitchen and buying the freshest seafood straight from fishermen at the nearby port! Best Bets: Eggplant Parmigiana, Gnocchi alla Sorrentina, Seafood Average Price: Euro 25€ Wine not included No Credit Cards!
Hosteria Toledo-Address: Via Giardinetto, 78A-Spanish Quarters Area In this Hosteria located in the 16th century built Spanish Quarters you can find the most authentic and traditional Neapolitan food! Best Bets: Mussels, Spaghetti alla Puveriello, Genovese style Meat. Average Price: Euro 30€ Wine not included
Trattoria La Chitarra-Address: Rampe San Giovanni Maggiore, 1. This simple and clean Trattoria is located near Naples’ University, gets very busy at lunchtime with students and teachers while evening guests will find a quieter environment with a wider offer of traditional local food. Once enjoyed your lunch make sure you visit the nearby Pasticceria Scaturchio, Naples oldest and most famous pastry store.
Best Bets: Zuppa di soffritto, Spaghetti allo Scarpariello, Pork Steak with bread crumbs.
Average Price: Euro 30€ Wine not included
Ristorante & Pizzeria L’Europeo di Mattozzi-Address: Via Marchese Campodisola, 4. This historical restaurant is 150 years old and keeps delighting returning guests with its traditional Neapolitan fares matched by the quality of the ingredients. Here you can also sample the traditional Pizza Napoli Style, thicker than the one served in the rest of Italy. Best Bets: Pizza filled with Vegetables, Rigatoni with Mussel, Pastiera Napoletana. Average Price: Euro 35€ Wine not included
Trattoria La Taverna dell’Arte- Address: Rampe San Giovanni Maggiore, 1 A. Mezzocannone Area Another tasty Trattoria in the University Area. Don Alfonso is proud to offer traditional Neapolitan fares based on seasonality, changing his offer daily. Worth a mention the tasty desserts and the regional wine list. Best Bets: Seafood Bruschetta, Paccheri with Pesto, Pastiera. Average Price: Euro 30€ Wine not included
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