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What to Eat in Amalfi Coast

The Amalfi Coast yields much of the same delectable fare you'll find in other Italian cities. Allow yourself to indulge in as much pasta, pizza and cappuccinos as your heart desires, but make sure to save some room for regional flavors and dishes, some of which you'd be hard-pressed to find outside of the Campania region of Italy. As you may have guessed, seafood is a staple in the Amalfi Coast, and should be consumed at any given chance simply for its freshness. Of all the seafood dishes to try, you cannot leave without sampling scialatielli ai frutti di mare. This pasta dish is packed with all kinds of fish, including shrimp, redfish, blue fish, sea urchins, octopus, mussels, bream, mollusks and pezzogna. The best fish in the Amalfi Coast is said to be found in the town of Cetara, which touts itself as the world tuna capital. In fact, the tuna here is so revered, it's regularly exported to Japan for sushi. 
If you plan to hop between towns during your trip, make sure to stop in Minori and Cetara. Cetara is famous for producing Colatura di Alici, a fish sauce made from anchovies, while Minori is known as the birthplace of Ndunderi. This ricotta gnocchi has been declared one of the oldest pastas in the world by UNESCO and can be found at any traditional trattoria in the town. 
But of all the flavors you should seek out in Amalfi it should be lemons. You will probably soon notice that lemon trees are abundant in the Amalfi Coast. Seek out as many lemon-flavored dishes and products you can find, including Amalfi cookies, which are spread with lemon icing, and a roadside granita di limone, or lemon slushy. And, of course, you can't leave Italy without enjoying some limoncello, a lemon liqueur. 
As far as the dining scene goes, Amalfi can be pretty upscale. Michelin-rated restaurants dot the region and most are concentrated in Amalfi and Positano. Amalfi is home to one of only two-starred restaurants in the region. Don Alfonso 1890 serves traditional Italian fare with a modern twist and boasts a 25,000-bottle wine cellar. The second is Torre Del Saracino, located about a 30-minute drive north of Sorrento. 

The Amalfi Coast yields much of the same delectable fare you'll find in other Italian cities. Allow yourself to indulge in as much pasta, pizza and cappuccinos as your heart desires, but make sure to save some room for regional flavors and dishes, some of which you'd be hard-pressed to find outside of the Campania region of Italy. As you may have guessed, seafood is a staple in the Amalfi Coast, and should be consumed at any given chance simply for its freshness. Of all the seafood dishes to try, you cannot leave without sampling scialatielli ai frutti di mare. This pasta dish is packed with all kinds of fish, including shrimp, redfish, blue fish, sea urchins, octopus, mussels, bream, mollusks and pezzogna. The best fish in the Amalfi Coast is said to be found in the town of Cetara, which touts itself as the world tuna capital. In fact, the tuna here is so revered, it's regularly exported to Japan for sushi. 

If you plan to hop between towns during your trip, make sure to stop in Minori and Cetara. Cetara is famous for producing Colatura di Alici, a fish sauce made from anchovies, while Minori is known as the birthplace of Ndunderi. This ricotta gnocchi has been declared one of the oldest pastas in the world by UNESCO and can be found at any traditional trattoria in the town. 

But of all the flavors you should seek out in Amalfi it should be lemons. You will probably soon notice that lemon trees are abundant in the Amalfi Coast. Seek out as many lemon-flavored dishes and products you can find, including Amalfi cookies, which are spread with lemon icing, and a roadside granita di limone, or lemon slushy. And, of course, you can't leave Italy without enjoying some limoncello, a lemon liqueur. 

As far as the dining scene goes, Amalfi can be pretty upscale. Michelin-rated restaurants dot the region and most are concentrated in Amalfi and Positano. Amalfi is home to one of only two-starred restaurants in the region. Don Alfonso 1890 serves traditional Italian fare with a modern twist and boasts a 25,000-bottle wine cellar. The second is Torre Del Saracino, located about a 30-minute drive north of Sorrento. 

Find the Best Restaurants in Amalfi Coast

  • #1
    La Rua Pizze E Delizie
    #1 of 117 Places to Eat in Amalfi
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 90 reviewsTripAdvisor (90)
    $ | Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Neapolitan, Campania, Southern-Italian, Fast Food, Deli, Street Food
    Supportico Rua 8, 84011, Amalfi Italy
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  • #2
    A'Sciurella
    #2 of 117 Places to Eat in Amalfi
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 87 reviewsTripAdvisor (87)
    $ | Italian, Fast Food, Street Food, Neapolitan, Campania, Southern-Italian
    Piazza Duomo 30 Alla sinistra del Duomo, 84011, Amalfi Italy
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  • #3
    Agricola Fore Porta
    #3 of 117 Places to Eat in Amalfi
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 158 reviewsTripAdvisor (158)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Mediterranean, Neapolitan, Campania, Southern-Italian
    Via Paradiso Valle delle Ferriere; raggiungibile solo a piedi ; è consigliata la prenotazione; aperti a pranzo., 84011, Amalfi Italy
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  • #4
    Pizza Express Amalfi
    #4 of 117 Places to Eat in Amalfi
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 755 reviewsTripAdvisor (755)
    $ | Italian, Pizza, Fast Food, Mediterranean, Neapolitan, Campania, Southern-Italian
    Via Pietro Capuano 46, 84011, Amalfi Italy
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  • #5
    Baglio Amalfi Italian Bistro cucina,vino&drinks
    #5 of 117 Places to Eat in Amalfi
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 326 reviewsTripAdvisor (326)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Mediterranean, Neapolitan, Campania, Southern-Italian
    Via Giovanni Augustariccio 82, 84011, Amalfi Italy
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  • #6
    Da Ciccio Cielo Mare E Terra
    #6 of 117 Places to Eat in Amalfi
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1261 reviewsTripAdvisor (1261)
    $$ | Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Neapolitan, Campania, Southern-Italian
    Via Giovanni Augustariccio 21 Via Nazionale per Sorrento, 84011, Amalfi Italy
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  • #7
    Shabu Amalfi - Japanese Fusion Restaurant
    #7 of 117 Places to Eat in Amalfi
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 157 reviewsTripAdvisor (157)
    $ - $$ | Japanese, Sushi, Fusion, Seafood, Asian
    Largo della Zecca 3, 84011, Amalfi Italy
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  • #8
    Sensi Restaurant
    #8 of 117 Places to Eat in Amalfi
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 339 reviewsTripAdvisor (339)
    $$ | Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European
    Via Pietro Comite, 4, 84011, Amalfi Italy
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  • #9
    Taverna degli Apostoli
    #9 of 117 Places to Eat in Amalfi
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1351 reviewsTripAdvisor (1351)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Soups, Neapolitan, Campania, Southern-Italian
    Piazza del Duomo, Amalfi Italy
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  • #10
    Cioccolato e Gelato Andrea Pansa
    #10 of 117 Places to Eat in Amalfi
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 353 reviewsTripAdvisor (353)
    $ - $$ | Italian
    Via Lorenzo d'Amalfi 9, 84011, Amalfi Italy
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  • #11
    Antica Trattoria Barracca
    #11 of 117 Places to Eat in Amalfi
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 161 reviewsTripAdvisor (161)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Neapolitan, Campania, Southern-Italian
    Piazza Dei Dogi 12, 84011, Amalfi Italy
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  • #12
    L'Abside
    #12 of 117 Places to Eat in Amalfi
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1877 reviewsTripAdvisor (1877)
    $ - $$ | Seafood, Italian, Neapolitan, Campania, Southern-Italian
    Piazza Dei Dogi 31, 84011, Amalfi Italy
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  • #13
    Gerry's Pub
    #13 of 117 Places to Eat in Amalfi
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 406 reviewsTripAdvisor (406)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Bar, Pub, Mediterranean
    Piazza Don Gaetano Amodio 3, 84011, Amalfi Italy
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  • #14
    La Capannina
    #14 of 117 Places to Eat in Amalfi
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 574 reviewsTripAdvisor (574)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean
    Via Nuova 10, 84010, Amalfi Italy
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  • #15
    Eolo
    #15 of 117 Places to Eat in Amalfi
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 956 reviewsTripAdvisor (956)
    $$ | Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
    Via Mauro Comite 3, 84011, Amalfi Italy
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  • #16
    Da Gemma
    #16 of 117 Places to Eat in Amalfi
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2621 reviewsTripAdvisor (2621)
    $$ | Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Soups, Neapolitan, Campania, Southern-Italian
    Via Fra' Gerardo Sasso 11, 84011, Amalfi Italy
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  • #17
    Restaurant Marina Grande
    #17 of 117 Places to Eat in Amalfi
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1646 reviewsTripAdvisor (1646)
    $$ | Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Neapolitan, Campania, Southern-Italian, Contemporary
    Viale della Regione, 4, 84011, Amalfi Italy
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  • #18
    Taverna Buonvicino
    #18 of 117 Places to Eat in Amalfi
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1242 reviewsTripAdvisor (1242)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Mediterranean, Neapolitan, Campania, Southern-Italian, Contemporary
    Salita Santa Maria Maggiore 1-3 We Are Only a Few Steps Away From the Piazza Duomo, 84011, Amalfi Italy
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  • #19
    La Bottega Del Ferrari
    #19 of 117 Places to Eat in Amalfi
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 73 reviewsTripAdvisor (73)
    $ | Deli
    Piazza Dei Dogi 24, 84011, Amalfi Italy
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  • #20
    Al Cancelletto
    #20 of 117 Places to Eat in Amalfi
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 546 reviewsTripAdvisor (546)
    $ - $$ | Seafood, Italian, Mediterranean, European, Neapolitan, Campania, Southern-Italian
    Piazza Dei Dogi 11, 84011, Amalfi Italy
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