There are not many things that one can say about Bar Tiberio. History says it all. It is the place to see and to be seen. A hot spot for Aristotle Onassis (the Greek magnate) and Jackie Kennedy Onassis back in the early 70s, Bar Tiberio is proud of its famous customers. It is centrally located in Piazza Umberto or else the Piazzetta and it is great for people watching and being part of the island's vibrant nature. We had two glasses of fresh lemonade that cost us 16 euros. A bit expensive but considering the history of the place, we didn't mind. If you are going to Capri, make sure you pay Jackie's phantom a visit!
Villa Verde might seem an ordinary restaurant from the outside, but when you see the gallery of celebrity pictures on the entrance you will definitely get excited that you're about to dine where politicians, actors, actresses, pop idols, rock stars and so on had dined. There is a comfortable inside-room and a garden terrace where all sorts of gastronomic delights will marvelously be served on your table. Service was very good and quick. Our pasta, pizza and local wine (from the Campagnia) were delightful. All dishes are cooked in a traditional wood burning oven. Moreover, the outside terrace is surrounded by beautiful gardens and flowers which is very romantic. Dishes might be more pricey than in Sorrento but the difference is not much. Besides, you don't dine like the rich and famous every day!
Favorite Dish: Everything!
This tavern/cellar (Buca) of Bacchus, the god of wine (Bacco) was built upon ancient Greek walls and is one of the best values on the island. Its wood-fired pizzas, hearty pastas, amazingly fresh seafood and local specialties have delighted hungry travelers for over 30 years. We'd come across a lot of recommendations for this little trattoria and weren't disappointed - great food, nice wines, friendly service, no "attitude" and a bill under 50 euro (2007). Granted, we didn't have more than an appetizer, and a pasta dish apiece - with several glasses of wine - but by Capri standards, that's a deal.
Because it's known for its value, Buca di Bacco is also very busy so make a reservation or do like we did and go very early. After a long day of exploring, we were starving - and in very casual dress - but they cheerfully took us in and took very good care of us. Nice people - good place!!!
I'm not attaching PP price as the exchange rate is all over the place.
Favorite Dish: Their gnocchi was melt-in-your-mouth fabulous. Jerry had a very yummy pasta with fresh seafood.
WONDERFUL dinner, reasonably priced (compared to some other Capri town restaurants), very nice staff and a great view. Right in Capri town, just a short walk from the main piazza. Take the passageway that goes behind the church and follow the signs to the restaurant.
Favorite Dish: We had AMAZING fried zucchini flowers as an appetizer (they are listed as a side dish), my husband had the ravioli with the fresh tomato sauce and said they were the best he ever had (even better than his Italian mothers). I had the spaghetti with the same sauce and it was delicious. We also had fresh strawberries and vanilla ice cream as dessert and it was mouth watering. We drank the house red wine which was also great! Highly recommended.
Beneath a sun-washed yellow umbrella, we sat at a table in the plaza people-watching and resting our feet. We needed to quench our thirst, so my husband and I ordered a light-Coke with lemon and watched the tourists flow by.
Capri's cafes are the perfect place at which to absorb the atmosphere of the island. Any number are ready and willing to seat you! The plaza has its wealth of them.
After our walk to Augusta Gardens and a peek at some of the elegant shops, we perched here before departing the island. Our departure was all too soon, for it seemed before we could thoroughly drain our glasses it was time to catch the hydrofoil back to the ship.
One of best dining experiences I have ever had... But you pay for it, buyer beware. The setting of the restaurant is crisp and smart and beautiful. Mostly white with black accents, murano glass glassware, all stunning. The outside patio is lit with sparkling lights and the inside has posh couches set around tables.
Obviously a place for the elite, the staff and management do not treat you as though you are anything but no matter who you are. Very friendly and kind and helpful the staff went above and beyond. Everyone from bus boy to manager spoke a variety of languages and everyone seemed to speak fluent proper Italian and english at ease. In the Napoli district you don't find this sort of service often, although Capri & Anacapri are the gems of Napoli.
The food was small portioned, beautiful prepared and served. Complimentary champagne and the most delicious breads kept us entertained before our courses began. Chef's compliments of course, a small appetizer and a dessert too.
After all was said and done, and we didn't have anything other than water to drink, our bill was over 300 euro. And truth be told, I had no idea because the traditional touch of giving the lady a menu without prices happens here.
I would go back to this restaurant again and again and would recommend it to anyone looking for romance, a customer service experience or a culinary experience. Bellissima!
Capri can be a pricey place to fill one's tummy but enterprising travelers on a budget can make fabulous meals for less if willing to picnic. Capri and Anacapri towns have yummy shops for everything from wine to artisan breads, from meats to cheeses and amazing sweets. Include a corkscrew, knife, a couple of forks (in your checked baggage!) and few plastic cups when you pack for your trip and you can feast on your hotel balcony or pick an al fresco spot with a memorable view. As Italian markets often specialize in one area (such a vegetables and fruits or bread) you will probably have to hit a couple to put together your picnic but that's part of the fun. Some of the markets are willing to even put a sandwich together for you if requested.
One caution: if choosing to dine outside, be a little cautious about your choice of spot - Italians can be sensitive to noshing in public and some cities can even fine you for chewing away at, or on, historic sites. See tip under Warnings and Dangers in my Rome or Italy pages.
Ristorante Aurora is the oldest restaurant on the island and has been turning out fabulous food for over 100 years. Known for their pizza, we chose this for our first night's dinner as I'd read so many good recommendations - both for quality and price. Bedraggled after a long day and having the (unexpected) bonus of a great hotel room overlooking the water, we decided to skip the formalities of a late dinner and ordered our pizza to go. While Jerry waited for our pie, I walked down the street to the nearest enoteca for a few bottles of cold beer and we had an outstanding meal for under 20 euro - a bargain for Capri. Without table-service costs, I figured we saved over 10 euro on the meal and the brews by picnicking on hotel room floor. At sunset. Overlooking the sea. And the pizza was excellent - a thin-crusted, herb and fresh mozzarella-topped marvel. It doesn't get much better than that!
Those of you who prefer a table, Aurora has both inside and outside dining and the menu includes fresh seafood and pastas as well as pizza. They also have over 300 kinds of wine. It's a "see and be seen" kinda place and you just might run into someone famous so wear something nice and comb your hair. And make a reservation if there during peak season - it's a busy place.
If going the take-out route, be aware that, as is customary in Italy, your pie will not be pre-sliced. Have a knife handy or just tear off pieces with your fingers.
Favorite Dish: Pizza! Price below reflects our take-out meal of one pizza. A sit-down meal will be more.
Located a few shops down from the main plaza of Capri, Ristorante Pizzeria offers a classic Italian menu from pizza to seafood spaghetti. Whats sets this place apart from standard places you find in Rome or other major Italian cities is that food really does have a homemade taste to it. While the presentation of the food may not be five star the taste certainly is. I had tomato and pesto pizza and homemade sausage with potatoes. Food that I have had before but had its own unique flavor. Like everything in Capri its expensive but worth every euro!
A very nice outdoor restaurant located on the way to Villa Lysis (or Villa Jovis), signs on the streets will help you find the way. Nice view on the sea. Located in a beautiful lemon garden. I had Ravioli Caprese which were very delicious. I do not exactly remember the price, about 10 €.
Favorite Dish: Ravioli caprese were delicious.
La savardinia is about 30 minutes walking from the center of Capri. You could be discouraged about this walk, while it is so hot outside. But if you go there, you'll be welcomed by the owner with cold water and you will understand while this place which is far is still living in capri. All italians are eating there, walking in suits or high heels on the small road to taste the incredible food there. The pasta al lemon is amazing and the "mousse au chocolat" is the best one i have ever eaten. There are some really good wines. The tables are outside in a vine, all vegetables are from the garden. Well you can't miss the place if you go to capri.
Favorite Dish: Pasta al lemon because it's not very frequent to find even in italian restaurant and it is hard to cook it well and they do it so good.
well, they add 15% in service which is not typical of italy...(tip is not compulsory) but we liked it....it was soooo good!
Favorite Dish: scialarielli with seafood
risotto with aspargus
and the buffet
This restaurant is in the main square in Anacapri. If you stand facing the designer shops with the chairlift on your right, there is a restaurant on your left. I don't recall seeing any name on it, but it served the best pizza I ate in Italy - and I ate a lot!
We stopped here the second day of our trip for some pizza. The restaurant is the oldest on the island. It is run by the young owners Mia and Franco d'Alessio who produce some of the freshest, tastiest food on Capri. Try the simple pizza bianco with mozzarella and arugula. They also are known for their roasted local fish dishes such as prezzogna with a zesty spinach garnish. Everything here is first-rate.
One of the oldest trattoria in Capri (established in 1872). The waiter at the pool at our B&B suggested that we try this place. I was a little skeptical but pleasantly surprised. It is on a strip with lots of other restaurants. It would not stand out from others on the street.
Favorite Dish: The cuisine includes authentic versions of Caprese favorites, with an emphasis on fish, as well as more modern dishes such as pizzas (margarita and marinara are the best). I had a wonderful chicken dish with lemon. My friends, as you can tell from the picture, had the fish.