Food in Sorrento ASAP
Pulled into Sorrento yesterday for a 4 day stay. Ate last night at Re Foods...it was ok. Does anybody have recommendations for a small local restaurant that serves delicious family style food. I don't care if it is expensive, though these places usually are not, but we are tired of going to restaurants that have pretensions to being fancier that have good but not great food. I want Mama to cook me some great simple food...I ain't in Paris! I have indeed combed these boards looking for recs, though that is how I found Re Foods which was only OK. Anybody actually been to O Murzill?
Thank you in advance...we need a place for tonite, so answer quickly if you can!
I haven’t had much experience eating in Sorrento (I once spent three days there on a German-organized “cultural tour” of Campania), and almost all our (gawdawful) meals were in the hotel. Sorrento caters primarily to package tours from the UK and other northern European countries, and the food in restaurants as well as hotels tends to suffer as a result.
Trattoria da Emilia on Via Marina Grande was at one time (I don’t know if it still is) SlowFood’s only recommendation in Sorrento, and a SlowFood pick is generally fairly reliable as an indicator of the kind of place you’re looking for.
Otherwise, consider taking the Circumvesuviana to Vico Equense, which caters primarily to Italians and for that reason is likely to have better food. I can’t give you specific restaurant names, but I seem to recall that there were two or three SlowFood recommendations. You could try looking in a bookstore at the current (Italian) edition of Osterie d’Italia; even if you don’t read Italian, you’d get the names of recommended places in the area.