We compare what's there to find the best deals for you.
Please enter a valid email address
You're now signed up. Great deals will soon be delivered to your inbox.
We compare prices from leading holiday companies so you can find the best deal for you.
If you want your Sorrento dining experience to encompass regional tastes, order gnocchi alla Sorrentina. This simple, yummy dish sees the potato balls drenched in ragu then baked with mozzarella.
Hailing from nearby Naples is pastiera napoletana, a hearty tart that families traditionally share at Easter. Luckily for you, tourists can scoff it whenever they want in certain Sorrento restaurants.
‘Straight off the boat’ is a hackneyed term when describing fish restaurants – but one that’s wholly apt for the rustic places along Marina Grande; they are practically opposite the local fleet. If you’re a seafood-lover, this is undoubtedly where to eat in Sorrento.
Daily catches dictate menus in many Sorrento restaurants, but mussels sautéed in lemon are almost always available at Da Emilia (Via Marina Grande 62). Glamorous Sophia Loren recently patronised Ristorante Di Leva (Via Marina Grande 31), despite its decidedly un-showy portside deck.
Amid the tangle of flower-filled streets, dining in Sorrento’s centro storico tends to be a costly but atmospheric experience. Dinner at L'Antica Trattoria (Via Padre Reginaldo Giuliani 33) is not cheap, but perfectly cooked beef fillets with orange sauce make it worth your while.
Where to eat in Sorrento if you’ve just one night? If the town has a stand-out establishment, then it’s the exquisite Terrazza Bosquet (Piazza Tasso 34), within the Excelsior Vittoria hotel. You can also sample Michelin-starred cuisine in homely Il Buco (2a Rampa Marina Piccola), which is down by the seafront and quite a bit cheaper. Dining in this Sorrento restaurant feels like being in a local’s villa – that is, until the linguini, roe and lemon-scented scorpion fish arrives.
Want to mix with locals in Sorrento? Some of the best places are along the unpretentious Corso Italia.
O’ Parrucchiano La Favorita (Corso Italia 71) is a particular favourite among Sorrento’s locals, chiefly thanks to its exceptional cannellonis and a terrace dotted with pot plants. Incredibly, just three generations of the same family have run La Favorita since it opened in 1868.