Family-owned for more than 40 years, this beachfront restaurant is little more than a wooden terrace set in a secluded cove on the Amalfi Coast. A steep set of 450 stairs leads down to Da Adolfo from the town of Laurito, but the restaurant also provides a free shuttle boat from the nearby Positano pier. On the covered, open-air terrace, a chalkboard menu advertises specialties like grilled mozzarella over lemon leaves, totani con patate (squid cooked with potatoes and garlic), and local wine served with sliced peaches. The restaurant also rents umbrellas and lounge chairs for after-lunch swimming and sunbathing.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.