The Best Restaurants on the Amalfi Coast

One of the most beautiful coast lines in the world, the Amalfi Coast, in Southern Italy, also has some of the most amazing restaurants.

I’ve compiled a list of the best places to eat in Amalfi Town, Capri, Sorrento, Praiano, Positano and more. 

Best Restaurants Amalfi Coast
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Browse our list of the Must Visit Restaurants on the Amalfi Coast, Italy.

1. Kasai · Praiano

Address: Via Umberto I, 84, 84010 Praiano SA, Italy

Must try dish: Roast lamb & lemon cake for dessert

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Nestled between Positano and Amalfi Town, is the beautiful village of Praiano.  A more laid back and relaxing area, with some of the best restaurants on the whole of the Amalfi Coast. Kasai is one of those restaurants. Serving seafood options, but also some incredible meat dishes like lamb or beef. And, some great desserts too. Views from the terrace out towards the Tyrrhenian Sea are unequalled. However, also note that the indoor dining space is very well decorated and inviting.

2. Ristorante Franchino · Praiano

Address: Via Terramare, 3, 84010 Praiano SA, Italy

Must try dish: Catch of the day

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Due to it’s location, Praiano has a number of restaurants with picture perfect views of the open sea and it’s surroundings. Ristorante Franchino, located on the east side of town, is no exception. The ideal place to dine on fresh seafood dishes and homemade pasta while watching the sunset. Part of the 4 star Onda Verde Hotel, run by the same family for nearly 40 years, the food, service and location are all of the highest quality.

3. Il Pirata Restaurant · Praiano

Address: Via Marina di Praia, 84010 Praiano SA, Italy

Must try dish: Stuffed gnocchi & shrimps carpaccio

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Located directly beneath Ristorante Franchino, closer to the sea, is Il Pirata Ristorante, Lounge Bar & Beach Club. A great place to lounge around all day on a sunbed, sip a cocktail or two in the open bar, watching the boats come and go into the harbour, or dine in their fantastic restaurant. All while soaking in the completely breathtaking views. Food is again focused on seafood. All sorts of fantastic dishes like blue lobster linguine or monkfish with crunchy potatoes feature. However, they also offer some really good steak, sliced sitting on a bed of tomatoes, cheese and lettuce. The proximity to the water and the lighting at night make for a really atmospheric vibe. A must visit when in Praiano.

4. Cafe Mirante · Praiano

Address: Via Masa, 55, 84010 Praiano SA, Italy

Must try dish: Order any drink (I recommend rum pineapple shake), and enjoy the free food that comes with it.

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This is actually a bar, but a bar where you get free food (think bruschetta with local cherry tomatoes and basil) with your drinks, and one of the most breath-taking views you are likely to see anywhere. A great selection of cocktails and drinks are on offer, including some interesting shakes. You’ll find Cafe Mirante on the small path leading to La Gavitella Beach. A welcome pitstop before or after tackling all those steps! Grab a table at the front, order your drink, wait for the food, and you won’t want to leave.

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5. Chez Black · Positano

Address: Via del Brigantino, 19, 84017 Positano SA, Italy

Must try dish: Sea urchin pasta

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Positano, is the most famous town on the Amalfi Coast. With the multicoloured houses perched on top of one another and the place, you’re most likely to see a celebrity.

And, where are those celebrities eating? Chez Black. But there’s far more to Chez Black than just celebrity spotting. A beachfront location in the heart of Positano, the beautiful decor of wood and Tiffany blue colour throughout, a long history, and not to forget, a great menu focused on seafood. Dishes like sea urchin spaghetti for example. But, they also have an extensive amount of non-seafood dishes including wood-fired pizzas for around €10 or lasagne.

It’s a great place to soak up the atmosphere of Positano, even if you just go in for a drink.

6. Paradise Lounge Bar · Positano

Paradise Lounge Bar - Positano
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Address: Via del Saracino 32 Corso Positano, 84017 Positano SA, Italy

Must try dish: Large slice of spicy salami pizza (about €3.80)

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There’s no denying that Positano is expensive. Well the whole of the Amalfi Coast is expensive. So, where do you grab some lunch if you don’t want to break the bank. THAT’S EASY, you go to Positano Paradise Lounge Bar. It’s a self-service bar, just order and collect your food at the counter (so, no service fee) located directly above Chez Black. You’ll need to weave yourself around some stairs and an alleyway to get there. A large slice of pizza will cost you around 4 euros. They also have sandwiches in a variety of breads, breakfast options and lots of drinks. A couple of tv screens showing sports are inside, along with a number of tables. More tables and stools on the terrace outside, as well as fantastic sea views.

7. Ristorante Panorama · Capri

Address: Traversa Lo Palazzo, 2, 80076 Capri NA, Italy

Must try dish: Lobster linguine

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The enchanting island of Capri is just a 40 minute boat ride away from Positano.  Ride the fenicular from the port up to the main square, Piazzetta di Capri. Ristorante Panorama is just a short walk away. As the name suggests, the views are stunning. A beautiful open air restaurant, with incredible food to match. A strong focus on fresh seafood dishes, where I had one of the best lobster linguine’s I’ve ever tried.

8. Bagni Delfino · Sorrento

Address: Via Marina Grande, 216, 80067 Sorrento NA, Italy

Must try dish: Prawn linguine

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Sorrento, the most western town along the Amalfi Coast. 30 minutes from Napoli by boat or just over an hour by train. This charming coastal resort town has some magnificent sea views, with Napoli and Mount Vesuvius in the background.

The walk from town, along little winding alleyways and up and down steps, to Bagni Delfino is a joy in itself. It’s the last restaurant, passed all the others.

Every table is situated so that wherever you sit, you have a fantastic view. As you would expect, the emphasis is on seafood. This is a very high-quality restaurant with incredible dishes.

9. A'Marenna · Sorrento

Address: Via Torquato Tasso, 23, 80067 Sorrento NA, Italy

Must try dish: Italian cheese and cold cuts platter  (€16.90)

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A’Marenna is a little sandwich bar with limited seating, inside and out, that offers really incredible options. Four types of bread and a wide choice of fresh ingedients. It’s well worth it to wait for a table if one isn’t available, or simply order it to go. They also have cheese and cured meat platters.

10. Da Gemma · Amalfi Town

Address: Via Fra Gerardo Sasso, 11, 84011 Amalfi SA, Italy

Must try dish: Genovese pasta (grandma’s specialty)

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Fine dining Southern Italian cuisine and one of the most atmospheric terraces over-looking the street below. Without a doubt one of the best restaurants in Amalfi Town. Also, one of the most popular, so book ahead for one of those romantic terrace tables. The food is refined and flavoursome. Grandma’s Genevese pasta has to get a special mention.

11. Pizzeria Donna Stella · Amalfi Town

Address: Via, Salita d’Ancora, 4, 84011 Amalfi SA, Italy

Cost: €€

Must try dish: Any of the pizzas

Website: Pizzeria Donna Stella

A hidden gem, up a little stairway off the main street, is Pizzeria Donna Stella. An oasis under the lemon trees away from the busy throng of tourists outside. Made more atmospheric on the terrace when lit up at night. This is not fine dining, but they have good quality pizzas and pasta dishes, and other options like burgers. Ideal if you’re with your family.

12. La Locanda Del Fiordo · Furore

Address: Via Trasita, 9, 84010 Furore SA, Italy

Must try dish: Any of the pizzas

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La Locanda Del Fiordo is located a short walk from the tourist hotspot Fiordo di Furore (one of the most photographed bridges along the Amalfi Coast). Part of the family run hotel of the same name, the terrace offers a dining experience with uninterupted views across the Mediterranean sea. Home cooked food, focusing on but not limited to, lots of seafood options. Considerably cheaper than other restaurants along the coast with such views.

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