My recommendations for Italy. Updated September 2019.
Rimessa Roscoli: Wine restaurant with excellent Italian charcuterie and pasta. They also do interesting tasting menus with wine pairings. Website here.
Baghetto: Jewish Roman food in the ghetto. Make sure to try the fried artichoke and the kosher Carbonara – made with smoked dried beef instead of the classic bacon (served at Baghetto Meat. Baghetto Milky, which is on the same street, only served dairy and fish dishes) Website here.
Culinary Backstreets Food Tour: Culinary Backstreets food tour of Napoli is an absolute winner. You’ll taste local delicacies off the beaten track and meet the producers behind the food. An absolute must! Website here.
50 Kalo: One of the best Neapolitan pizza places in the world (hailed Nr 3). Website here.
Enoteca Belledonne: Lovely wine bar with aperitivo in Chiara district. Website here.
Hotel Caruso Place: Located in the heart of Naple’s shopping street, this boutique hotel is perfect for walking around Napoli. You can’t drive to it as it’s in a pedestrian street, but a valet car service will take your rental car to a parking lot. Website here.
Hotel La Minervetta: absolutely stunning boutique hotel overlooking Sorrento. Website here.
Gaetano Vino Vero: located in the hills of Sorrento, this little family-run restaurant is worth driving to. Ask for what’s in season and their recommendation. If they have them: try the stuffed courgette flowers, the smoked cheese on lemon leaves, the scialatielli pasta with mussels and clams and peaches in white wine). Website here.
Porta Marina: little seafood restaurant in Sorrento’s harbour. Go not too late to avoid the queues. Website here.