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May 1, 2011 03:36 PM

50th Birthday on Amalfi Coast

My dear husband is taking me to Amalfi for my big birthday. I still feel like I'm 16 and will need to soothe my soul while I adjust to middle-age!

Any recommendations for a wonderful place to celebrate this milestone? Veal, pasta and red wine are my favorites!!! A family-run, lovely atmosphere is valued more than a high-end stuffy place.

We are open to anywhere along the coast or vicinity



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  1. I would suggest "Il Panorama" in Colli di Fontanelle which is between Sorrento and Positano on the SS145 road, "Via Nastro Azzurro." You will find reviews on Google and Trip Advisor. If you are planning to be there in late May or later, sitting outside is wonderful.

    1. You did not mention where you will be staying. I have only stayed in Positano when in that area, and you will have the birthday of a lifetime ... in fact, based on my experience, you will want to celebrate the big 5-0 again and again. Above Positano, there are several small restaurants that are in the next town up the mountain ... Il Ritrovo is in Montepertuso and Cafe Santa Croce is in Nocelle -- any taxi will take you up there from Positano. The views from there are to die for and the food amazing. Both good food, nice decor but not stuffy in the least!! Happy B-Day!!

      Il Ritrovo
      Via Montepertuso, 77, Positano, Campania 84017, IT

      Santa Croce di Patrucci
      Via Nocelle 19, Positano, Campania 84017, IT