style and sophistication in Positano? Next2.
Maybe I've been going to the wrong places, but I haven't been to a restaurant like Next2 since I left San Francisco... a waiter who describes the dishes to you in detail (and in perfect english) and answers all your questions about the local fish? A sleek modern all-white decor?? an amuse-bouche??? The food is Italian-minus-the-rustic - as in, tuna tartare out of the fresh tuna catch from neighboring Praiano, tomato sauces that are delicate and strained down to the essence. We went there because we saw a little Conde Nast Traveler "Hot Tables" sign and the review seemed promising (http://www.concierge.com/bestof/hotli...). The prices are higher than stated now - but not higher than the tourist beach-side spots. It was a totally unexpected and refreshing find!
Via Pasitea, 242 Positano