At BUCA di BACCO
Positano , Italy
Yes a Wonderful Ristorante Amazing View Great Food Excellent Service … This Hotel and Restaurant is a mainstay of the hugely popular town of Positano on the Amalfi Coast of Italy. Everything about the place is First Class, the hotel of course , the restaurant and a friendly professional staff of waiter, BBs, host, Chef, cooks, and all who work at this establishment. I’ve eaten here numerous times since 1985, and it’s always been a great experience including my latest trip this past May with my cousin Tony. We went for lunch, this was my cousin Tony’s first time, and he loved as I always have. I think I created a Monster when my cousin Tony said let’s get a bottle of Champagne and a suggested we might get a good quality Italian Sparkling Wine. A few days before we were at Lo Smeraldino Ristorante right on the water in Amalfi. I ordered the Ferrari “Perle” Brut 2007. It was wonderful and Tony was hooked, he loved it, and wanted to get it at almost every restaurant we went to for the rest of the trip. Now back to Buco di Bacco. Tony scanned the Wine List at Buco, he found the Ferrari “Perle” and ordered another bottle (Vintage 2010). We started drinking it and as with the 5 or so bottles of this wine we had on te trip, it was excellent and we thoroughly enjoyed. Now when it came to ordering, for Antipasto we got an order of Melanzane Parmigiano (Eggplant Parm) and some grilled vegetables. Now, though we both love eating Seafood when down on the Amalfi Coast, when we saw Meatballs (Polpette) on the menu, we both ordered some. I ordered a plate of Spaghetti Meatballs while Tony ordered just Meatballs minus any pasta.
The BAR at BUCO Di BACCO
The service as usual was excellent, it was a absolutely gorgeous day in Positano and we were both a couple of Happy Campers outside on the lower Terrazzo of Buca Di Bacco. We both commented on how relaxing and peaceful it felt sitting there on the deck and we both sat back and thorughly enjoyed the whole experience and good fortune to having lunch there at such a nice restaurant in the beautiful town of Positano n the Amalfi Coast in Italy. Yes, we knew we were lucky and we were most certainly greatful to be sharing such a memorable meal together, two Italian-American cosuins in Italy in Positano, The Amalfi Coast. Basta !
The WINE LIST
BUCA Di BACCO
Buca Di Bacco
GRILLED CALAMARI & SALAD
PESCE MISTI di Mare
BUCO di BACCO
POSITANO … I won’t give you the adress, as you can’t miss it. The Hotel and Ristorante BUCA di BACCO is front and center, right at the main beach in the center of town in Positano. If by some insane reason you have a problem finding it, just ask, it’s right down near the water. telephone : 39 081 837 0723
PS … If you can Affor It? The Hotel is Wonderful.
A Great View of POSITANO from a outdoor table at Da VINCENZO
That’s the terrazzo of Caffe Positano where all the people are stitting outside, which if you started going to Positano long ago, you may know that spot as the old BAR DeMARTINO, one of my favorite places ever in Positano, but sadly no longer there. Anyway, this is a spectacular spot to get an Apertivo, have lunch or dinner, and just enjoy the moment and the beauty before you, and just how “Lucky” you are to be in this Gorgeous Place, known as Positano. Enjoy!
Italian Cookbook Author (Me)
Daniel Bellino Zwicke, Enjoying Lunch
at Da VINCENZO
Been Going there Since 1985
Yes, I started going to Da Vincenzo way back in 1985. Ever Since my first trip to the lovely little Seaside Town on The Amalfi Coast, that was yet to be discover by the masses all around the World. Yes, there were people who had heard about this gorgeous place, but not nearly as many as do now. Yes, Positano for the most part was still relatively un-known back then. That’s before Marisa Tomei and Robert Downey Jr. made the movie ONLY YOU that brought the town to the attention of so many more Millions of people then had ever even heard of the place before. Anyway Cei la Vie.
Now back to Rene Ricard and myself and how I discovered and went to Da Vincenzo way back in the Summer of 1985 (Bar DeMartino also). It was just a few days before my long awaited first trip to Italy, Spain, and the South of France when as I was walking down 2nd Avenue one night I ran into my friend Alma who was with the Poet RENE RICARD. We were all chatting on the street when I mentioned my trip. When I said I was going to Rome, Venice, and Positano, Rene got quite excited and told me the best places to go to in Rome, Venice and Positano. So besides all the info Rene gave me on Rome and Venice, he told me all about Positano and where to stay and where to eat which included going to Da Vincenzo where Rene told me I’d get the Best Plate of SPAGHETTI VONGOLE that Id’ ever have in my entire life.
The AMALFI COAST
And RECIPES to POSITANO
NAPLES & The AMALFI COAST
GRILLED OCTOPUS & PEPPERS
View From a Table at La CAMBUSA
La CAMBUSA … Piazza A. Vespucci / Spiaggi Grande POSITANO … tel # 39 089 812051
PIAZZA A. VESPUCCI
Out of most of the places we went in Positano this was easily best. They are so friendly and the food was perfect while overlooking the beach. Our first night they were about to close and stayed open for us to get a light bite and a great bottle of wine and we told them we would be back and they didn’t not disappoint. The seafood pasta was amazing and once again the staff was accommodating. I couldn’t recommend this place more. Enjoy Positano and really get to know the people because it’s a great place.
La CAMBUSA and The Piazza Amerigo Vespucci
BEST PLACES to GET PIZZA
Chez Black may very well be the most popular restaurant in all of Positano. It’s been there Since 1949, and most travelers just love it. Besides having a full extensive menu of antipasti, past, Fish, Meat, and everything you’d expect to eat on the Amalfi Coast, they have a Pizza Oven and make some of the Best Pizza in town. The Pizza are Heart Shaped, and the ladies really like them, but you don’t have to be a lady to eat them.
It’s almost impossible to miss CHEZ BLACK. They are right down by the Center of Everything, at the main beach and just feet from the Ferry Boats Stop. Chez Black is one of the first things you’ll see as you depart from you boat ride and set foot on dry land in Positano. Enjoy!
COVO dei SARACENI
PIZZA at the BRASSERIE
If you are going to Positano by boat, The Hotel Covo dei Saraceni it the very first thing you’ll see. This is Positano’s most popular hotel and a very good one at that, with great views from its rooms, restaurants and bars. And if you’re looking for PIZZA for Lunch or Dinner, The Brasserie at Covo dei Saraceni is a good option. Pizza run around 10 Euro each and are quite tasty. There’s a full bar and full menu, and a great central location from here to anywhere in the center of Positano. Enjoy!
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HEART SHAPED PIZZA
At CHEZ BLACK
From BEST SELLING AUTHOR
Daniel Bellino Zwicke
“Alimentari” … Via Pastea , POSITANO
“Some of The BEST FOOD in All of POSITANO”
FRITTATA FORMAGIA ARANCINI PANINI MELANZANE SALUMI e FRUTTA
The Selection at “LATTERIA” is AMAZING
And You Can Take it out and Eat on Their Lovely Little Terrazzo
The Terrazzo at “LATTERIA ALIMENTARI”
We just lucked out and stumbled into this place for sandwiches while we waited for check in time at our hotel. We took them down to the beach and ate them on benches. Several people came up and asked where we got them! They were delicious and SO reasonably priced. Fantastic!
The GIRLS at Latteria Positano
Eat out on The Terrace or Take Out to Your Hotel Room or Apartment
or for Your BEACH LUNCH
They’ve got everything you need : Water, Wine, Sandwiches, Fruit, Rice Balls, Cheese, Salami, Eggplant Parmigiano, Frittata, Olives, Sweets, evrything.
Daily Specials at LATERIA POSITANO
Yes another deli (Salumeria). Beleive it or not, Salumerias / Rosticcerias have some of the best food in almost every city in Italy, and so is the case in Positano with Latteria Deli and here at Delikatessen. We decided to grab some food to take back some food to enjoy on our balcony. The food was of great quality and very reasonably priced. We bought some Pasta, Panini, and Eggplant, Arancini (Rice Balls) . Everyhtng was super tasty. They make greay Sandwiches (Panini) taht a great to take along with some Fruit and Arancini for an awesome Beach Lunch. If you are staying in Positano for a while and don’t want to eat out all the time then this is a great option. They have a great wine selection if you like to do as we do and keep a bottle or two back at our room , as well asfruit and bottled water which you always need.
In The KITCHEN at DELIKATESSEN
Look at This Awesome Panino
Eggplant, Salami, Mozzarella, Peppers
One of the Girls at DELICATESSEN
DEICATESSEN …. Via Mulini 5 , POSITANO
RISTORANTE / BEACH
The MENU at Da ALDOLFO
MUSSELS at Da ALDOLFO
The FREE SHUTTLE to La TAGLIATA
The View from LaTAGLIATA
La Tagliata is one of Positano’s most wonderful dining experiences. You have a wonderful lunch or dinner in a homey fun place, that serves you tasty food, with one of the most breathtaking views you’ve ever had at any restaurant, anywhere! La Tagliata is a family run restaurant with Mamma cooking up fresh pasta and creating amazing antipasto tasty grilled meats. There’s no menu, you get what they make that day, and it’s quite a bit, so come hungry.
La Tagliata was recommended first recommended to me by Lorenzo at my hotel Casa Albertina . Once you get there you a immediately greeted by the owner and his sons and other relatives are the servers which really provide a great family ambiance. The food was all prepared by “Mama” and wow you can really tell a lot of heart and love went into this food. By the end of the dinner my wife and I were beyond satisfied. A really great experience and amazing quality food! We Highly recommend it.
1st ANTIPASTO That Includes BRUSCHETTA
Then PASTA Then Their Famous STEAK
ALL The WINE YOU CAN DRINK
DESSERT & COFFEE
MEMORIES of ITALIAN FOOD
Daniel Bellino “Z”
GREAT PIZZA & LOCAL CUISINE
If you’re looking for some of the Best Pizza in town, as well as good local cuisine at reasonable prices, Lo Guarracino is going to be one of your best bets in Positano. The place is old school and not so slick and influenced by tourists and many of the high prices you find in Positano these days. If you have a more modest budget, Lo Guarracino is on of the best places in town to satisfy your hunger and dining needs. Ite pizzeria/ restaurant is located on the Fornillo Beach side of Positano and is a short walk from the path that starts next to the Covo Saraceni Hotel. The make great Pizzas, Calzone, antipasti, pasta, and seafood dishes. The location is good, and the views are quite nice too. This place is a favorite of many, as it is with us. Try it.
A Heart Shaped Pizza
And a Great View at Lo GUARRACINO
EATING FURTHER AFIELD
AMALFI NAPOLI SORRENTO CETERA
SCANDAL in SORRENTO
An Absolute MUST DO in AMALFI
Two of the most popular things to do when in the town of Amalfi, are visiting its beautiful Cathedral. After you do this, the other popular thing to do in Amalfi is to go to the historical old Pasticceria Andrea Pansa in the main piazza right next to the church. An absolute must, you must have the amazing local pastry, a Sfogliatelle which is a crunchy lemon cream flavored pastry that was invented by nuns at a convent in the next town, Conca dei Marini. This pastry is the most famous one in the entire region, especially in Naples. There are a couple thousand placesin Naples, Sorrento, and all over the coast to get one, but Pansa is our favorite of all. You can get one to go, or eat it at a table either inside or outside this beautiful cafe. You might want to get an espresso or Cappuccino to go along with your scrumptious Sfogliatelle, so sit back, relax, and enjoy one of the great taste treats of your life, you’re at Andrea Pansa, one of the best pastry shops in all of Italy. Take advantage of it.
One of The BEST RESTAURANTS
On The Whole AMALFI COAST
RISTORNATE / WINE BAR
AWESOME PIZZA !!!
Da MARINO RISTORANTE / PIZZERIA
My FAVORITE RESTAURANT in NAPOLI
Some of The BEST PIZZA in TOWN
ANTIPASTO & PASTA TOO !
Vittorio De Sica
SCANDAL in SORRENTO
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