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Sorrento help please!!!

Traveling_teacher May 1, 2014 09:12 PM

Hello all,

My husband and I will be in Sorrento for 2 nights en route to the Amalfi Coast. I've heard it's not a "foodie" town. I just want 1 casual dinner (pizza, wine bar) and 1 nice really good dinner. I've only found these places so far:
L'Antica trattoria
Il Buco.
Those look decent but I can't tell from the menus. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!
Also a USA World Cup game will be on while we are there. Any places to watch it? Pubs maybe?
Many thanks!

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  1. emglow101 RE: Traveling_teacher May 1, 2014 10:07 PM

    I remember staying at the Magi House . There was a small pub on the opposite street where people would watch soccer on TV. I would look down out of the window of my room and see and hear the people. I have no recs for you other than to walk around in the early morning watching the town come alive. I will be back someday.

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      Traveling_teacher RE: emglow101 May 2, 2014 07:15 AM

      Thanks so much! I love being in Europe during the World Cup!

    2. erica RE: Traveling_teacher May 2, 2014 04:11 AM

      If you are not adverse to taking a short bus (or taxi) ride, I would highly recommend the trattoria La Torre, in the Massa Lubrense area.


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        Traveling_teacher RE: erica May 2, 2014 11:59 AM

        I'll check it out on the map and see how far. Thanks!

      2. jen kalb RE: Traveling_teacher May 2, 2014 07:31 AM

        I think there have been a couple recent posts on Sorrento - do use the search upper right to find them.

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          Traveling_teacher RE: jen kalb May 2, 2014 12:01 PM

          I did that but couldn't find anything that helped. Or it was too old. I'll look again.

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            jen kalb RE: Traveling_teacher May 2, 2014 12:50 PM

            Here was one recent post, on Caruso

            You have to make sure the search is set to this Board otherwise, I agree you dont get much that is helpful.

            Here's a useful thread (bearing in mind the date) -

            There was also a recent recommendation for Inn Bufalito

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              Traveling_teacher RE: jen kalb May 2, 2014 07:37 PM

              Thanks so much! I'm new to CH posting although I've been using it for years now! I love all the help.

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          therealdoctorlew RE: Traveling_teacher May 2, 2014 10:37 AM

          Two years we had 2 very nice meals at Re Foods. The dishes were inventive (and very well done) or more traditional (but never red sauce), well priced, friendly service, etc. The wines were excellent also.


          The trilogy appetizer was a standout.

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            Traveling_teacher RE: therealdoctorlew May 2, 2014 11:49 AM

            Thanks! That place looks great.

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              JohnnyGe RE: Traveling_teacher May 4, 2014 02:50 AM

              My fondest memories of trips to Sorrento, for a nice, elegant dinner were at Don Alfonso in Sant'Agata Sui Due Golfi, about 10 km from Sorrento.


              A world-class location and a world-class dinner event. Make your reservations early!!

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            zorrosf RE: Traveling_teacher May 5, 2014 01:47 PM

            If it's still there, Pizzeria di Franco is extremely good, cheap and a fun atmosphere. Followed by gelato at Davide.

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