I am so happy that this time I said yes.
I get emails all the time asking me where to have dinner in Capri. This is kind of a problem because we rarely have dinner in Capri. We usually have a long lunch at a beach club and dinner is something light on the terrace or pizza, so I really can't answer the question with authority. Now, I can and the answer is Ristorante Michel'Angelo. Gianluca, a Caprese native and Australian born Holly's restaurant is just around the corner from the Piazzetta on one of the narrow lanes in the center of Capri. Follow the painted tiles.(and factor in some really great window shopping along the way.)
We sat in a pretty corner under a vine covered roof and sipped on flutes of cold prosecco while we read the daily specials board, Gianluca uses only local ingredients fresh from the market that day, and chatted with Holly about our day.
Soon a plate arrived with squares of smoked and regular mozzarella, brought in daily from a farm in Caserta, and tomatoes and basil from the garden at the window I was seated next too. Truly zero kilometer!
I ordered a gambero rosso crudo served with with ricotta di buffalo and an asian inspired sauce, Mark and Noah had pasta; scampi and vongole respectively.
I was thrilled to see pezzogna on the specials board. This red sea bream is only found in the waters off the Amalfi Coast so it is a real treat for this Rome girl. We had it slow baked in salt crust, and it arrived with a flourish on a large platter and was then expertly deboned and perfect filets were placed on our plates.
We stayed late into the night singing Neapolitan folk songs and learning about life on the island from our Caprese host and his new Australian bride.
Ristorante Michel'Angelo is open for lunch, aperitivo (try the Caprioska) and dinner. The restaurant will also organize lunch delivered to your boat (That post is coming soon) and private cooking classes.
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