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10 Things to eat in Capri and where


Capri, a small and famous island in the center of the Gulf of Naples, is characterized by a cuisine based on typical ingredients of the Mediterranean tradition: fish, mozzarella, tomato, lemons, basil and extra virgin olive oil. Inevitably, many of the island's culinary specialties are based on fish, but considering the area, the possibility of eating an excellent pizza with a view of the Gulf, or tasting local cheeses and meats, should not be excluded. On the other hand, it is mandatory to drink the limoncello, a local liqueur famous all over the world. Here are the 10 things to eat in Capri.



Index

  1. Caprese ravioli
  2. Scialatielli alla Nerano
  3. Caprese salad
  4. Squid And Potatoes
  5. Crazy water pezzogna
  6. Chiummenzana
  7. Marinated anchovies
  8. Caprese cake
  9. Limoncello
  10. Where to eat in Capri: best restaurants, typical bars and street food
  11. User questions and comments

1 - Caprese ravioli

It is one of the best known first courses on the island. THE ravioli they are light because there is no egg in the pasta, they are circular in shape stuffed with fresh caciotta and parmesan and are flavored with marjoram. They come served with butter and sage, or with fresh tomato sauce. In some cases they are also consumed as appetizers, therefore fried.

  • Recommended to: Lunch Dinner
  • Average cost: € 18,00
  • Main ingredients: flour, semolina flour, extra virgin olive oil, fresh caciotta, parmesan, eggs, marjoram, cherry tomatoes, garlic, basil

2 - Scialatielli alla Nerano

A first course of the island with scialatielli as protagonists, a type of fresh and long pasta, obtained from a mixture of flour, water, grated cheese, chopped fresh basil and salt. Those at Nerano come served with zucchini and cheese, in other proposals the scialatielli are accompanied by seafood or vegetables.



  • Recommended to: Lunch Dinner
  • Average cost: € 18,00
  • Main ingredients: flour, water, grated cheese, basil, salt, zucchini

4 - Caprese salad

A trip to the island in the summer can be exhausting, so there is nothing more refreshing and genuine than a caprese, a simple dish made with mozzarella, Capri tomato, basil and oil. Even tastier is the variant with buffalo mozzarella. All the ingredients must be served, strictly, very fresh.

  • Recommended to: Lunch Dinner
  • Average cost: € 8,00
  • Main ingredients: buffalo mozzarella, tomato, basil, extra virgin olive oil, salt

5 - Squid and potatoes

It is one of the main dishes of the island, typically summer, where the taste of the sea meets that of the earth. The squid are very savory molluscs and must be wisely cleaned and cooked in a pan with potatoes, that's why, as simple as it may seem, its preparation requires great skills and expertise.

  • Recommended to: Lunch Dinner
  • Average cost: € 16,00
  • Main ingredients: fresh squid, potatoes, white wine, extra virgin olive oil, garlic, parsley, salt, pepper

6 - Crazy water pezzogna

It is a blue fish typical of the Gulf of Naples, with crazy water we mean a method of preparing medium-sized fish.
The fish comes cooked in water, salt, oil, garlic and cherry tomatoes. Finally, the chopped parsley is added. In other dishes, instead of pezzogna, there are white bream, snapper and squid.



  • Recommended to: Lunch Dinner
  • Average cost: € 16,00
  • Main ingredients: pezzogna, water, salt, extra virgin olive oil, garlic, cherry tomatoes, parsley, white wine, chilli

7 - Chiummenzana

It is spaghetti with sauce made from fresh tomatoes, unsaturated with typical aromas of the territory, garlic, chilli, basil, oregano. The origin of the dish seems to be linked to the fishermen, who ate these spaghetti as soon as they returned to the port, after days of fishing offshore. "Chiummenza", in fact, indicates the crew of fishermen waiting to set sail.

  • Recommended to: Lunch Dinner
  • Average cost: € 15,00
  • Main ingredients: spaghetti, cherry tomatoes, basil, oregano, chilli, garlic, salt, extra virgin olive oil

8 - Marinated anchovies

A very simple dish that provides the ancient technique of marinating, which consists in immersing the fish (or meat) in lemon juice or vinegar, to be mixed with various spices, oil, and aromas. Marinated anchovies are usually served with chopped parsley and chilli.

  • Recommended to: starter
  • Average cost: € 12,00
  • Main ingredients: anchovies, garlic, extra virgin olive oil, parsley, lemon juice, white wine vinegar, chilli, salt

9 - Caprese cake

Invention of the pastry chef Carmine di Fiore, around 1920, following an error. The pastry chef, in fact, had forgotten to put the flour, but the cake that came out of the oven, soft inside and crunchy outside, conquered everyone.

This cake it is based on almonds and dark chocolate.



  • Recommended to: breakfast, snack
  • Average cost: € 8,00
  • Main ingredients: almonds, dark chocolate, butter, eggs, sugar, orange, rum

10 - Limoncello

Although it is not a real dish, Limoncello di Capri is a culinary symbol of the island known worldwide.
The "Limoncello" trademark was registered for the first time in 1988, by Massimo Canale, according to whom the liqueur is an invention of the grandmother Vincenza Canale, owner of an inn on the island, who used to offer this highly appreciated drink to her guests, since the early twentieth century.
Even today, limoncello is produced following the ancient and genuine recipe.

  • Recommended to: Lunch Dinner
  • Average cost: € 10,50
  • Main ingredients: lemon, sugar, pure alcohol, water

Where to eat in Capri: best restaurants, typical bars and street food

In Capri it is easy to sit at the tables of the many restaurants on the island. In most cases, the kitchen offers fish dishes as a specialty, which can make some menus quite expensive. However, among the vast typology of places, it is always possible to find less touristy and cheaper places, where you can spend relatively little without giving up good Capri cuisine. Here are the best places to eat in Capri:

1 - The Cappanina

  • Description: it is located 100 meters from the piazzetta of Capri, it is a family-run restaurant, often frequented by well-known characters of the showbiz
  • specialty: ravioli
  • Average price: from € 45,00 per person
  • Address: Get directions / tel: + 39 0818370732

2 - Panorama

  • Description: restaurant adjacent to the square and overlooking the Gulf of Naples
  • specialty: fresh fish and pizzas cooked in a wood oven
  • Average price: from € 35,00 per person
  • Address: Get directions / tel: +39 0818375290

3 - Da Tonino restaurant

  • Description: family-run restaurant out of the chaos, located in a rustic atmosphere
  • specialty: fresh fish and selections of local cheeses and meats
  • Average price: from € 35,00 per person
  • Address: Get directions / tel: +39 0818376718

4 - Verginiello Restaurant

  • Description: it is a place with an excellent quality / price ratio and overlooking the entire Gulf of Naples
  • specialty: caprese cuisine
  • Average price: from € 25,00 per person
  • Address: Get directions / tel: +39 0818370944

5 - La Pigna Restaurant

  • Description: restaurant with sea view offering typical Caprese cuisine
  • specialty: fresh fish
  • Average price: from € 25,00 per person
  • Address: Get directions / tel: +39 0818370280

6 - Aumm Aumm Pizzeria

  • Description: restaurant with a menu with Neapolitan notes
  • specialty: pizzas cooked in a wood oven
  • Average price: from € 15,00 per person
  • Address: Get directions / tel: +39 0818371140

7 - El Merendero

  • Description: historic bar located on the beach of Marina Piccola
  • specialty: sandwiches and salads
  • Average price: from € 8,00 per person
  • Address: Get directions / tel: +39 3381486979

8 - Capri Pasta

  • Description: place where you can enjoy ready meals according to the take away formula
  • specialty: Caprese cuisine in take away formula
  • Average price: from € 8,00 per person
  • Address: Get directions / tel: +39 0818370147
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