Hey guys, Dylan here! Today, I will be reviewing a waterfront hotel restaurant in Positano on the Amalfi Coast of Italy. Here we go!
Buca di Bacco Positano
I have just recently returned from a summer trip to Ireland for 2 weeks and then Italy for the first time for 4 days. During our vacation in Italy, we mainly stayed around Rome, touring sites like the Vatican City and the Colosseum, but on the second day of the trip, we took a car ride 150 miles south to the ancient Roman ruins of Pompeii. Afterwards, we went to Positano and asked our driver, Florin, for a recommendation, to which he responded Buca di Bacco. We did not exactly know what to expect of the journey to Positano from Pompeii, so when we got on the narrow road on the side of the cliffs of the Amalfi Coast, we were shellshocked by the grandeur of the sea hundreds of feet below us. As we winded around the narrow road, we finally reached Positano after an hour’s drive from Pompeii. After we parked the car, Florin showed us the way down the beautiful but overpopulated streets of the town. After a 10 minute walk through the town, we made it to the hotel, which seated us at a table close to the windows overlooking the beach and the Mediterranean Sea. The restaurant was very clean and tidy and the staff were professional. I ordered the Sea Bass as my main course and the Buffalo Mozzarella to share with the table. The appetizers came out within minutes of us ordering and impressed us, with the Buffalo Mozzarella being very soft and refreshing in the scorching Italian heat we experienced at Pompeii. (Note: We ordered either the Caprese salad or the Buffalo Mozzarella at every restaurant during our stay in Italy, and this resulted in being the finest one out of all of them.) Once we finished our appetizers, we stared out at the beach busy with people relaxing by the waves. As we looked out at the pristine water, the main courses arrived which kept up with the high standard of the appetizers. The sea bass was flavorful and perfectly cooked, unlike how some restaurants prepare fish like this: dry and bland. The plate was organized in a way I have never seen before, with the fillet wrapping around the greens. Every mouthful of the dish was pleasing to the palate. The waiter took the plates away and I ordered a cappuccino for dessert, listening to Florin’s advice saying that the coffee was known to be better in Positano due to the good water. To little surprise, the cappuccino even had the strong scent of the freshest coffee beans. We got the check and headed down to the beach only to get a picture of the town from there and to see the road we used to drive into the town from afar, which sent shivers down all our spines when we began our return trip. This meal was the best food we had on our entire trip to Italy, so I would recommend this restaurant to everyone reading this. Not only the restaurant, but the entire town of Positano was a huge highlight of our trip we didn’t even plan for. If you find yourself in this area anytime soon, check out Positano, take a swim in the crystal clear waters, buy some lemon-decorated socks, and stop at Buca di Bacco for a true Italian meal you will not forget!
Location (Positano): Via Rampa, Salita Teglia, 4, 84017 Positano SA, Italy
Location (Capri): Via Longano, 35, 80076, Capri NA, Italy
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P.S. My mom recommends the house wines anywhere you go in Italy because they are consistently good.