Fauno Bar, Sorrento

3.5 out of 5 stars 5 Reviews

Been here? Rate It!

hide
  • Watching the world go by
    Watching the world go by
    by goodfish
  • Fauno Bar
    Fauno Bar
    by Balam
  • Fauno Bar
    Fauno Bar
    by Balam
  • BillS94's Profile Photo

    Fauno Bar: Outstanding food and service.

    by BillS94 Written Jul 5, 2013

    The food and service were superb; coupled with an open-air ambience that enabled us to enjoy the cool night air coming off of the Bay of Sorrento. The Pappardelle ai porcini was perfect and rosemary accented potatoes and escarole were a perfect compliment to the meal.

    Was this review helpful?

  • goodfish's Profile Photo

    Fauno Bar: Best place to watch the Piazza Parade

    by goodfish Written Feb 6, 2009

    4 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Watching the world go by

    Is it bar? Is it a ristorante? What is it? Beats me but I know that it's a fun place for a sit-down and serves a very decent carbonara. Fauno Bar acts more like a cafe during the day but I hear that it transforms itself into one of the hottest spots in Sorrento after dark. I wouldn't know as we're early risers who have to toddle off to bed long before the wee hours. Whatever it is, this prime piece of real estate, right on Piazza Tasso, been around since the 50's and has a reputation as THE place for dressing up to "see and be seen" in the evenings.

    We had collapsed at a sunny, piazza-side table for a late-afternoon beer after a long day of sightseeing and ended up having such a good time people-watching that we decided to hang around for dinner. Typical of cafe-type Italian bars, this one carries the usual light offerings of pastries (to have with an espresso or cappuccino), sandwiches and gelato but also expands into good pizzas and pasta.

    The bill will probably be a bit higher than for similar venues off the piazza but not unreasonable. It's more likely to be the bar tab vs food that'll kick the cost up but it's worth it to have a front-row seat at Sorrento's living room!

    Tourist attire is fine during the day but I'd spruce up considerably for the evenings. Seating indoors or out and it's closed in November. I'm not noting a PP price as it'll vary widely depending on whether you come for coffee, drinks and/or a meal.

    Favorite Dish: We both had pasta - no complaints

    Related to:
    • Luxury Travel
    • Romantic Travel and Honeymoons

    Was this review helpful?

  • Balam's Profile Photo

    Fauno Bar: The Largest Bar in the main Square

    by Balam Written Aug 5, 2007

    4.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Fauno Bar
    1 more image

    Being the largest and most prominate Bar in Piazza Tasso this becomes the main meeting point for many people it's not the cheapest bar in town. My mother had the most expensive Tea in sorrento here but it was nicely presented with a wide range of different tea bags and different sweeteners (and 4 lovely small cake/biscuits)

    A tea, Beer and a Coke came to 14 Euro

    Pizza Margherita 9.00 Euro

    Tomato Salad 6:00 Euro

    Related to:
    • Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
    • Backpacking
    • Food and Dining

    Was this review helpful?

  • Fauno Bar: Good Aperitivo

    by Jetgirly Written Apr 25, 2006

    4.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    I had a quick aperitivo (pre-dinner drink with Campari) at Fauno Bar in Piazza Tasso. I always order uno aperitivo della casa, non troppo amaro , which is a house cocktail that is not too bitter. Service was quick and friendly, and my EUR 5 cocktail came with nuts and olives to snack on. There is great people-watching here, and convenient smoking and non-smoking sections. Try to sit as close to the street as possible, and leave a little tip for your server! Nowhere else in Italy can you get front-row seats and decent drinks for these prices!

    I think they also serve food here, particularly at lunch, but I'm not totally sure. See website below for phone number.

    Related to:
    • Budget Travel
    • Backpacking
    • Study Abroad

    Was this review helpful?

  • sue_stone's Profile Photo

    Fauno Bar: People watching paradise

    by sue_stone Written Feb 25, 2004

    4.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    photo copied from website

    Fauno is a bar/cafe/restaurant on Piazza Tasso, Sorrento's main square.

    It is open all day and into the night and is the perfect place for a snack, a meal, or a drink and some people watching.

    The food is good and there is enough on the menu to keep everyone happy

    Favorite Dish: Pizza Tonno

    Was this review helpful?

Instant Answers: Sorrento

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

83 travelers online now

Comments

Hotels Near Fauno Bar
4.0 out of 5 stars
0.1 miles away
Show Prices
4.0 out of 5 stars
3 Reviews
0.1 miles away
Show Prices
4.0 out of 5 stars
0.1 miles away
Show Prices

View all Sorrento hotels