Dramatic coastline, pastel houses perched on cliff-sides, glittering blue seas and skies, and fresh seafood, pasta, and pizza on every corner. What’s not to love about the Amalfi coast? We recently spent a weekend scouting out the very best food and drink spots in the area – all in the name of research, of course.

 

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There are many spots (and restaurants!) along the world famous Amalfi coast well worth discovering, so make a point of venturing to more than one town along the way to make the most of your Italian getaway.

The journey across winding, rising cliffsides from village to village is a thrill in itself. Tourists pile into bulky coaches (fare costs as little €6) to gaze over pastel towns, but for a more stylish mode of transport hop on a Vespa to zip past the crowds.

Stay in Sorrento for the hustle of Sant Agnello and their famous bar scene- vibrant bars serving up prosecco with dreamy cheeseboards, live music and late nights.

Stop by Positano for long walks and long lunches. Sacre D’Oro was our favourite restaurant, further up the cliff away from the coast, it’s cheap, and so very cheerful. The fresh pasta and seafood is delicious.

 

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Fresh, light and delicate.

 

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Spaghetti con vongole, polpo, and a few other fishy friends.

 

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And a caraffe of vino to sip your way through.

No trip to the Amalfi coast is complete without swinging by the luxurious Amalfi Hotel. Splash out here on extra lashings of gelato and double shots of espresso. We spent a very happy, long lunch on the coast of Marina Grande– one of the best restaurants this very lovely town has to offer!

 

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The Amalfitano Cocktail: Limoncello, Vodka, Lemon Juice, Elderflower Syrup, Egg White Foam, Lemon Zest, Black Lava Salt Rim. Beyond delicious!

 

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Trio of octopus to start: grilled, carpaccio and tempura.

 

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Scallops with bacon- juicy and generous!

 

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Marina Linguini- calamari, king prawn, langoustine, shellfish and cherry tomatoes.

For a truly local experience, stay in an AirBnB. Otherwise, splash out on one of the Amalfi Coast’s dozens of luxury hotels – we especially liked Sorrento’s Grand Hotel Ambasciatori for lounging around with a limoncello cocktail.

The Amalfi coast is a foodie’s delight – every corner hides a hole-in-the-wall pizzaria, and every grand hill has a world class restaurant perched on top. There are espresso bars aplenty and more gelato than you dare dream, and if food isn’t your thing then it’s worth a visit for the views alone.

 

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