Located in a back street off Piazza Tasso in the center of Sorrento, this restaurant serves traditional Mediterranean and Neapolitan cuisine. Named after singer Enrico Caruso, the restaurant's walls are covered with photographs and posters of the tenor, along with sketches drawn by Caruso himself. The à la carte menu has items like tuna carpaccio, tomato soup with wild rice and prawns, and monkfish ravioli, but there are also seasonal tasting menus. A thick wine book reflects the two on-site cellars, one dedicated to Italian wines and one to French.
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From Food & Wine , DEC 2005
Ristorante Caruso has had a makeover too. Padua-born chef Franco Luise, formerly at Lisbon's Lapa Palace, is using regional staples every way he can: raw shrimp marinated in olive oil and citrus; chilled zucchini soup with Parmesan ice cream; glazed duck breast with licorice honey; and a simple but perfect spaghetti with pomodoro sauce and basil....MORE
From the From the May 2008 Food & Wine Go List
With real-estate prices skyrocketing in Rome's historic quarter, the top new restaurants are opening in other parts of town. A 10-minute drive from the city center, Nobel serves Sicilian specialties, like sardines stuffed with bread crumbs, raisins and pine nuts; they're a welcome change from the usual Roman classics.
We loved: Swordfish ragù with wild fennel.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.