Although the entrance to this 140-year-old trattoria in the Amalfi Coast is off a narrow backstreet, the floral, outdoor terrace on the second floor overlooks the busy Via Lorenzo and holds the most ambiance in the otherwise modestly decorated restaurant. The kitchen is anything but, turning out classic regional dishes like grilled octopus with sundried tomatoes and lemon risotto served with steamed and raw red prawns. The crowd favorite, zuppa di pesce (fish soup), is still prepared according to the restaurant’s original 1872 recipe. Reservations up to a day in advance are essential for a seat outside.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.