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Looking for input on first pass at Amalfi Coast eating plan!


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Looking for input on first pass at Amalfi Coast eating plan!

lrob08 | Jul 20, 2011 03:03 PM

Hi Everyone!

I'm planning a trip to Amalfi Coast & Sardinia for mid-August and am hoping to draw on CH expertise for some great meal options.

Have poured through the existing Amalfi reviews (some great stuff in there, thank you!) and pulled together a first draft of restaurant options and was hoping to get some input.

For context, I will be travelling with my boyfriend. We both love to eat, and when travelling look for places with a focus on food and local flavours. Generally prefer authentic restaurants with great atmosphere (cozy / romantic, or fun & lively) to white tablecloth michelin star.... but that being said, if there are any "must trys" that fit in the white tablecloth category we are always open to a bit of variety.

Current plan as follows:

Sorrento - 3 nights - staying at Mami Camilla cooking school (breakfasts & dinners will likely all be based here, but if any "don't miss's" in Sorrento please shout)

Based on Nocelle - 4 nights:
Day 1 - (Day spent in Positano)
Lunch somewhere casual in Positano (Bruno, Il Fornillo, Da Vincenzo, Buca di Bacco?), Dinner at Il Ritrovo

Day 2 - (Day spent in Amalfi)
Lunch at A Paranza (Atrani), Dinner at Ristorante Santa Croce (near where we are staying in Nocelle)

Day 3 - (Day spent doing hike of the gods / in Praiano)
Lunch at Il Pino (Praiano), Dinner at Al Covento (Cetara)

Day 4 - (Trying to leave day flexible on location)
Lunch TBD, Dinner at one of Barilotto di Nonno, Donna Rossa, La Tagliata

A couple of specific questions:
* Does this feel like the right mix of restaurants? any "must trys" I need to capture / replace on here? Some other restaurants I have been considering are Fattoria Teranova, Acquapazza, Cumpa Cosimo
* Any you would take off the list?
* Do any days feel too aggressive in terms of amount of food to be consumed? (eg, Il Pino & Al Covento same day?)
* Is Al Covento best Cetara pick?
* How can I make a reservation at Barilotto di Nonno (tried to google but have yet to find a contact)

Thanks VERY much in advance!!!!!!

ps - I've also posted a previous question on Sardinia and have yet to receive any replies, so if anyone has advice on Cala Gonone / Costa Smeralda recommendations that would be greatly appreciated

Thanks again and happy eating!

Mami Camilla
Via Cocumella, 04, Sant'Agnello, Campania 80065, IT

Cumpa Cosimo
Via Roma 48, Ravello, Campania , IT

Il Ritrovo
Via Montepertuso, 77, Positano, Campania 84017, IT

La Tagliata
Via Tagliata, 22,, Positano, Campania 84017, IT

Il Pino
Via Cellolese,6, San Gimignano, Tuscany , IT

Buca di Bacco
Via Rampa Teglia, 4,, Positano, Campania 84017, IT

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