Dining in Capri

Capri restaurants, trattorie, and everything else you need to know to keep yourself well fed

Island cuisine is mostly Campanian and very fishy, but one dish deserves to be singled out. Invented here in the 1950s for calorie-counting vacationers, the insalata caprese—often just called the caprese and now served in restaurants throughout Italy (and the world)—is a salad of fresh tomato slices and mozzarella topped with torn basil and some cracked black pepper.

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Le Grottelle
Near Capri Town

Le Grottelle Restaurant offers blah service and decent food in a killer setting with great views, a pleasantly long stroll from the town of Capri

 
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Da Luigi ai Faraglioni
Near Capri Town

Dining on the beach by the famous Sirens' rocks

 
★★☆
Da Gelsomina
Near Anacapri

Lunch with a fantastic sea view on the island of Capri

 
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Il Cucciolo
Near Anacapri

A countryside trattoria with excellent food and fine views

 
★☆☆
Al Buco
Anacapri

Fair prices, good pizza and pasta, and friendly service at this hole-in-the-wall trattoria-pizzeria just off the main square of Anacapri

 
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transport
€€
Il Solitario
Anacapri

An excellent trattoria tucked away down a quiet sidestreet

 
★★☆
Al Grottino
Capri Town

An evening of fine dining in Capri Town

 
★☆☆
Al Buco
Anacapri

Fair prices, good pizza and pasta, and friendly service at this hole-in-the-wall trattoria-pizzeria just off the main square of Anacapri

 
★★☆
Da Gelsomina
Near Anacapri

Lunch with a fantastic sea view on the island of Capri

 
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transport
€€
Il Solitario
Anacapri

An excellent trattoria tucked away down a quiet sidestreet

 
☆☆☆
Le Grottelle
Near Capri Town

Le Grottelle Restaurant offers blah service and decent food in a killer setting with great views, a pleasantly long stroll from the town of Capri

 
☆☆☆
Da Luigi ai Faraglioni
Near Capri Town

Dining on the beach by the famous Sirens' rocks

 
☆☆☆
Il Cucciolo
Near Anacapri

A countryside trattoria with excellent food and fine views

 
★★☆
Al Grottino
Capri Town

An evening of fine dining in Capri Town

 
★★☆
Italian cooking class (Photo by USAG Livorno PAO)

Learn to cook Italian cuisine on Capri

 
★★☆
Sampling cheeses on a food tour (Photo )

Gourmet and foodie tours, market walks, and culinary seminars in Capri

 
★★☆
Italian cooking class (Photo by USAG Livorno PAO)

Learn to cook Italian cuisine on Capri

 
★★☆
Sampling cheeses on a food tour (Photo )

Gourmet and foodie tours, market walks, and culinary seminars in Capri

 
★★☆
Da Gelsomina
Near Anacapri

Lunch with a fantastic sea view on the island of Capri

 
★★☆
Al Grottino
Capri Town

An evening of fine dining in Capri Town

 
★☆☆
Al Buco
Anacapri

Fair prices, good pizza and pasta, and friendly service at this hole-in-the-wall trattoria-pizzeria just off the main square of Anacapri

 
★☆☆
transport
€€
Il Solitario
Anacapri

An excellent trattoria tucked away down a quiet sidestreet

 
☆☆☆
Le Grottelle
Near Capri Town

Le Grottelle Restaurant offers blah service and decent food in a killer setting with great views, a pleasantly long stroll from the town of Capri

 
☆☆☆
Da Luigi ai Faraglioni
Near Capri Town

Dining on the beach by the famous Sirens' rocks

 
☆☆☆
Il Cucciolo
Near Anacapri

A countryside trattoria with excellent food and fine views

 
★★☆
Da Gelsomina
Near Anacapri

Lunch with a fantastic sea view on the island of Capri

 
★★☆
Al Grottino
Capri Town

An evening of fine dining in Capri Town

 
★☆☆
Al Buco
Anacapri

Fair prices, good pizza and pasta, and friendly service at this hole-in-the-wall trattoria-pizzeria just off the main square of Anacapri

 
★☆☆
transport
€€
Il Solitario
Anacapri

An excellent trattoria tucked away down a quiet sidestreet

 
☆☆☆
Le Grottelle
Near Capri Town

Le Grottelle Restaurant offers blah service and decent food in a killer setting with great views, a pleasantly long stroll from the town of Capri

 
☆☆☆
Da Luigi ai Faraglioni
Near Capri Town

Dining on the beach by the famous Sirens' rocks

 
☆☆☆
Il Cucciolo
Near Anacapri

A countryside trattoria with excellent food and fine views

 
★★☆
Italian cooking class (Photo by USAG Livorno PAO)

Learn to cook Italian cuisine on Capri

 
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Sampling cheeses on a food tour (Photo )

Gourmet and foodie tours, market walks, and culinary seminars in Capri

 
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Sampling cheeses on a food tour (Photo )

Gourmet and foodie tours, market walks, and culinary seminars in Capri

 
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Al Buco
Anacapri

Fair prices, good pizza and pasta, and friendly service at this hole-in-the-wall trattoria-pizzeria just off the main square of Anacapri

 
★★☆
Da Gelsomina
Near Anacapri

Lunch with a fantastic sea view on the island of Capri

 
★★☆
Al Grottino
Capri Town

An evening of fine dining in Capri Town

 
★☆☆
Al Buco
Anacapri

Fair prices, good pizza and pasta, and friendly service at this hole-in-the-wall trattoria-pizzeria just off the main square of Anacapri

 
★☆☆
transport
€€
Il Solitario
Anacapri

An excellent trattoria tucked away down a quiet sidestreet

 
☆☆☆
Le Grottelle
Near Capri Town

Le Grottelle Restaurant offers blah service and decent food in a killer setting with great views, a pleasantly long stroll from the town of Capri

 
☆☆☆
Da Luigi ai Faraglioni
Near Capri Town

Dining on the beach by the famous Sirens' rocks

 
☆☆☆
Il Cucciolo
Near Anacapri

A countryside trattoria with excellent food and fine views

 
★★☆
Da Gelsomina
Near Anacapri

Lunch with a fantastic sea view on the island of Capri

 
★★☆
Al Grottino
Capri Town

An evening of fine dining in Capri Town

 
★☆☆
Al Buco
Anacapri

Fair prices, good pizza and pasta, and friendly service at this hole-in-the-wall trattoria-pizzeria just off the main square of Anacapri

 
★☆☆
transport
€€
Il Solitario
Anacapri

An excellent trattoria tucked away down a quiet sidestreet

 
☆☆☆
Le Grottelle
Near Capri Town

Le Grottelle Restaurant offers blah service and decent food in a killer setting with great views, a pleasantly long stroll from the town of Capri

 
☆☆☆
Da Luigi ai Faraglioni
Near Capri Town

Dining on the beach by the famous Sirens' rocks

 
☆☆☆
Il Cucciolo
Near Anacapri

A countryside trattoria with excellent food and fine views

 
★★☆
Da Gelsomina
Near Anacapri

Lunch with a fantastic sea view on the island of Capri

 
★★☆
Al Grottino
Capri Town

An evening of fine dining in Capri Town

 
★☆☆
Al Buco
Anacapri

Fair prices, good pizza and pasta, and friendly service at this hole-in-the-wall trattoria-pizzeria just off the main square of Anacapri

 
★☆☆
transport
€€
Il Solitario
Anacapri

An excellent trattoria tucked away down a quiet sidestreet

 
☆☆☆
Le Grottelle
Near Capri Town

Le Grottelle Restaurant offers blah service and decent food in a killer setting with great views, a pleasantly long stroll from the town of Capri

 
☆☆☆
Da Luigi ai Faraglioni
Near Capri Town

Dining on the beach by the famous Sirens' rocks

 
☆☆☆
Il Cucciolo
Near Anacapri

A countryside trattoria with excellent food and fine views

 
★★☆
Da Gelsomina
Near Anacapri

Lunch with a fantastic sea view on the island of Capri

 
☆☆☆
Le Grottelle
Near Capri Town

Le Grottelle Restaurant offers blah service and decent food in a killer setting with great views, a pleasantly long stroll from the town of Capri

 
☆☆☆
Da Luigi ai Faraglioni
Near Capri Town

Dining on the beach by the famous Sirens' rocks

 
☆☆☆
Il Cucciolo
Near Anacapri

A countryside trattoria with excellent food and fine views

 
★★☆
Italian cooking class (Photo by USAG Livorno PAO)

Learn to cook Italian cuisine on Capri

 
★★☆
Sampling cheeses on a food tour (Photo )

Gourmet and foodie tours, market walks, and culinary seminars in Capri

 
Limoncello
Capri Town

Campania's signature sugary lemon liqueur

 
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Italian cooking class (Photo by USAG Livorno PAO)

Learn to cook Italian cuisine on Capri

 
★★☆
Sampling cheeses on a food tour (Photo )

Gourmet and foodie tours, market walks, and culinary seminars in Capri

 
Limoncello
Capri Town

Campania's signature sugary lemon liqueur

 
★★☆
Italian cooking class (Photo by USAG Livorno PAO)

Learn to cook Italian cuisine on Capri

 
★★☆
Sampling cheeses on a food tour (Photo )

Gourmet and foodie tours, market walks, and culinary seminars in Capri

 
★☆☆
Al Buco
Anacapri

Fair prices, good pizza and pasta, and friendly service at this hole-in-the-wall trattoria-pizzeria just off the main square of Anacapri

 
★☆☆
Al Buco
Anacapri

Fair prices, good pizza and pasta, and friendly service at this hole-in-the-wall trattoria-pizzeria just off the main square of Anacapri

 

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About the restaurant star ratings (☆☆☆ to ★★★)

You will notice that all restaurants (and sights and hotels) on this site have a ReidsItaly.com star designation from ☆☆☆ to ★★★.

This merely indicates that I feel these eateries offer a little something that makes them special (or extra-special, or extra-extra special, etc.).

These star ratings are entirely based on personal opinion, and have nothing to do with any official local restaurant ratings or grades.

In general, a pricier restaurant has to impress me that it is worth the added expense.

This is why I give ★★★ to some inexpensive eateries or sandwich shops that happen provide amazing value for the money—and similarly have ranked a few fancy but notable restaurants just ★★☆.

About the restaurant price brackets (€–€€€)

Here at ReidsItaly.com we simply provide a general price range indicating the general amount you should expect to pay for a full meal in the eatery.

Each eatery is rated into a price category, which indicates—very roughly—what you could expect to pay, per person, for a standard full meal: Three courses—primo (first course), secondo (main course), and contorno (side) or dolce (dessert)—plus something to drink.

There are three price ranges, giving you a sense of which restaurants are budget, which are moderate, and which are splurges:

under €15
€€ under €40
€€€ over €40
Useful Italian phrases

Useful Italian for dining

English (inglese) Italian (italiano) Pro-nun-cee-YAY-shun
Where is? Dov'é doh-VAY
...a restaurant un ristorante oon rees toh-RAHN-tay
...a casual restaurant una trattoria
un'osteria
oo-nah trah-toar-RHEE-yah
oon ohst-air-EE-yah
I would like to reserve... Vorrei prenotare... voar-RAY pray-note-ARE-eh
a table for two una tavola per due oo-nah TAH-voal-lah pair DOO-way
...for 7pm per le sette pair lay SET-tay
...for 7:30pm per le sette e mezzo pair lay SET-tay eh MET-tzoh
...for 8pm per le otto pair lay OH-toh
     
I would like Vorrei... voar-RAY
...some (of) un pó (di) oon POH (dee)
...this questo KWAY-sto
...that quello KWEL-loh
chicken pollo POL-loh
steak bistecca bee-STEAK-ah
...rare al sangue ahl SAN-gway
...medium rosato ro-ZA-to
...well done ben cotto ben KO-to
veal vitello vee-TEL-oh
fish pesce PEH-shay
meat carne KAR-neh
I am vegetarian sono vegetariano SO-no veg-eh-tair-ee-YAH-no
side dish [veggies always come seperately] cotorno kon-TOR-no
dessert dolce DOAL-chay
and e ay
...a glass of un bicchiere di oon bee-key-YAIR-eh dee
...a bottle of una bottiglia di oo-na boh-TEEL-ya dee
...a half-liter of mezzo litro di MET-tzoh LEE-tro dee
...fizzy water acqua gassata AH-kwah gah-SAHT-tah
...still water acqua non gassata AH-kwah noan gah-SAHT-tah
...red wine vino rosso VEE-noh ROH-so
...white wine vino bianco VEE-noh bee-YAHN-koh
...beer birra BEER-a
Check, please Il conto, per favore eel COAN-toh pair fah-VOAR-eh
Is service included? É incluso il servizio? ay een-CLOU-so eel sair-VEET-zee-yo

Basic phrases in Italian

English (inglese) Italian (italiano) pro-nun-see-YAY-shun
thank you grazie GRAT-tzee-yay
please per favore pair fa-VOHR-ray
yes si see
no no no
Do you speak English? Parla Inglese? PAR-la een-GLAY-zay
I don't understand Non capisco non ka-PEESK-koh
I'm sorry Mi dispiace mee dees-pee-YAT-chay
How much is it? Quanto costa? KWAN-toh COST-ah
That's too much É troppo ay TROH-po
     
Good day Buon giorno bwohn JOUR-noh
Good evening Buona sera BWOH-nah SAIR-rah
Good night Buona notte BWOH-nah NOTE-tay
Goodbye Arrivederci ah-ree-vah-DAIR-chee
Excuse me (to get attention) Scusi SKOO-zee
Excuse me (to get past someone) Permesso pair-MEH-so
     
Where is? Dov'é doh-VAY
...the bathroom il bagno eel BHAN-yoh
...train station la ferroviaria lah fair-o-vee-YAR-ree-yah
to the right à destra ah DEH-strah
to the left à sinistra ah see-NEEST-trah
straight ahead avanti [or] diritto ah-VAHN-tee [or] dee-REE-toh
information informazione in-for-ma-tzee-OH-nay

Days, months, and other calendar items in Italian

English (inglese) Italian (italiano) Pro-nun-cee-YAY-shun
When is it open? Quando é aperto? KWAN-doh ay ah-PAIR-toh
When does it close? Quando si chiude? KWAN-doh see key-YOU-day
At what time... a che ora a kay O-rah
     
Yesterday ieri ee-YAIR-ee
Today oggi OH-jee
Tomorrow domani doh-MAHN-nee
Day after tomorrow dopo domani DOH-poh doh-MAHN-nee
     
a day un giorno oon je-YOR-no
Monday Lunedí loo-nay-DEE
Tuesday Martedí mar-tay-DEE
Wednesday Mercoledí mair-coh-lay-DEE
Thursday Giovedí jo-vay-DEE
Friday Venerdí ven-nair-DEE
Saturday Sabato SAH-baa-toh
Sunday Domenica doh-MEN-nee-ka
     
Mon-Sat Feriali fair-ee-YAHL-ee
Sun & holidays Festivi feh-STEE-vee
Daily Giornaliere joor-nahl-ee-YAIR-eh
     
a month una mese oon-ah MAY-zay
January gennaio jen-NAI-yo
February febbraio feh-BRI-yo
March marzo MAR-tzoh
April aprile ah-PREEL-ay
May maggio MAH-jee-oh
June giugno JEW-nyoh
July luglio LOO-lyoh
August agosto ah-GO-sto
September settembre set-TEM-bray
October ottobre oh-TOE-bray
November novembre no-VEM-bray
December dicembre de-CHEM-bray

Numbers in Italian

English (inglese) Italian (italiano) Pro-nun-cee-YAY-shun
1 uno OO-no
2 due DOO-way
3 tre tray
4 quattro KWAH-troh
5 cinque CHEEN-kway
6 sei say
7 sette SET-tay
8 otto OH-toh
9 nove NO-vay
10 dieci dee-YAY-chee
11 undici OON-dee-chee
12 dodici DOH-dee-chee
13 tredici TRAY-dee-chee
14 quattordici kwa-TOR-dee-chee
15 quindici KWEEN-dee-chee
16 sedici SAY-dee-chee
17 diciasette dee-chee-ya-SET-tay
18 diciotto dee-CHO-toh
19 diciannove dee-chee-ya-NO-vay
20 venti VENT-tee
21* vent'uno* vent-OO-no
22* venti due* VENT-tee DOO-way
23* venti tre* VENT-tee TRAY
30 trenta TRAYN-tah
40 quaranta kwa-RAHN-tah
50 cinquanta cheen-KWAN-tah
60 sessanta say-SAHN-tah
70 settanta seh-TAHN-tah
80 ottanta oh-TAHN-tah
90 novanta no-VAHN-tah
100 cento CHEN-toh
1,000 mille MEEL-lay
5,000 cinque milla CHEEN-kway MEEL-lah
10,000 dieci milla dee-YAY-chee MEEL-lah


* You can use this formula for all Italian ten-place numbers—so 31 is trent'uno, 32 is trenta due, 33 is trenta tre, etc. Note that—like uno (one), otto (eight) also starts with a vowel—all "-8" numbers are also abbreviated (vent'otto, trent'otto, etc.).

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