R. Buonocore

Price guide: Mid-range

Via Vittorio Emanuele 35, Capri, 80073

Price guide: Mid-range

R. Buonocore

By Jan Fuscoe, your Capri expert

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#7 of 7
expert-rated restaurants in Capri
Expert overall rating:4.0 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.2
4.2
Ambience:
4
4.0
Service:
4.1
4.1
Location:
4.4
4.4
Value for money:
4
4.0
Recommended for:
Backpackers / Students, Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, First-time travellers, Singles, Chilling out

Expert review of R. Buonocore

It's a scream at this fantastic award-winning ice-cream parlour.

There are plenty of other reasons for stopping off at Buonacore, there's a rosticceria counter where you can order a hot takeaway dish or perhaps a slice of pizza, or you might want to pop in for a coffee and a caprilù (a traditional lemon and almond cake) but most folk will be trying to decide which of the ice-creams to go for. Trust me, they're all delicious.

Food and drink: 

Perhaps the best homemade ice-cream on the island. There are plenty of flavours to choose from and the option of a cone or a tub; pick a cono, they're also homemade and you can watch as Signora Buonocore pours the 'batter' onto the hot plate from where they're passed through a 'cone-shape-making' device. The signora reckons she makes up to 1,000 of these a day during the summer, and they're quite scrummy. I can't tell you what flavour to go for, but I can say that every one I've tried is divine.

Ambience: 

Most of the trade here is takeaway from the front ice-cream counter, but if you want to recharge your batteries before you dive into another shopping spree, there's a lovely tiled interior where you can sit and have a break. I'd recommend a slice of torta caprese (chocolate and ground almond cake) to go with your coffee. 

Service: 

Considering how busy it gets, the staff are very friendly.

Location: 

You can't miss it: head off from the Piazzetta, down Via Vittoria Emmanuelle III. 

Price advice: 

A slice of pizza costs around 4 euros; ice creams cost from 2 euros upwards. 

More information on R. Buonocore:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Café, Ice-cream parlour, Takeaway
Food:
Ice cream, Pizza, Snacks
Address:
Via Vittorio Emanuele 35, Capri, 80073
Telephone:
081 937 7826
Serves:
Brunch, Lunch, Afternoon Tea
Opening times:
April-September: Mon-Sat 9am-6pm. Closed Sundays. October: Mon, Wed-Sat 9am-6pm. Closed Tuesdays and Sundays. Closed November-March.
Accepts Credit Cards:
No
Reservations:
Not possible

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