Savino (Covo dei Saraceni)

Price guide: Expensive

Via Regina Giovanna 5, Positano, 84017

Price guide: Expensive

Savino

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#4 of 14
expert-rated restaurants in Amalfi Coast
Expert overall rating:4.5 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.4
4.4
Ambience:
4.4
4.4
Service:
4.4
4.4
Location:
4.6
4.6
Value for money:
4
4.0
Recommended for:
Couples, Families with teenagers, Foodies, Mature travellers, Singles, Great views / scenery, People watching, Special occasions

Expert review of Savino (Covo dei Saraceni)

Expect fabulous fish and the best view in Positano.

Savino is the restaurant attached to the Covo dei Saraceni hotel, and the location can't be beaten: it's on the waterfront and looks out over the sea, the beach and back up at Positano. 

Food and drink: 

Unsurprisingly, seafood is the speciality here: on a pizza, in a risotto, straight from the grill or, my personal favourite, with a plate of spaghetii alle vongole (with clams).

Ambience: 

How can you not feel joyful when you're sitting at a table on the terrace, looking out over the sea and musing over the menu? Inside, the enormous open kitchen provides the view. 

Service: 

It's solicitous, without fawning.

Location: 

You can't miss it: head down to the beach and turn right. Covo dei Saraceni is at the end of the beach just before the jetty. 

Price advice: 

It's remarkably reasonable, considering; you're probably paying a bit for the location but the seafood is also as fresh as it gets, so don't be surprised when your insalata di mare (seafood salad) costs 15 euros. Even the mozzarella with cherry tomatoes is a keenly priced 13 euros - and you've only just started. My advice would be, if you're counting the euros, have a plate of pasta and a glass of wine and you'll come away with your house intact.

Tables to book: 

Sit on the terrace, of course.

More information on Savino (Covo dei Saraceni):

Price guide:
Expensive
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
Italian, Seafood
Address:
Via Regina Giovanna 5, Positano, 84017
Telephone:
089 875 400
Website:
http://www.covodeisaraceni.it
Opening times:
Daily noon-3pm, 7-11pm. Closed until April 9, 2011.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Essential at peak times

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