Di Leva

Price guide: Mid-range

Via Marina Grande 31, Sorrento, Napoli, 80067

Price guide: Mid-range

Di Leva

By Jan Fuscoe, your Sorrento expert

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#6 of 9
expert-rated restaurants in Sorrento
Expert overall rating:3.9 out of 5
Food and drink:
3.8
3.8
Ambience:
4.1
4.1
Service:
4.1
4.1
Location:
4.4
4.4
Value for money:
4.1
4.1
Recommended for:
Backpackers / Students, Couples, Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, Singles, Great views / scenery

Expert review of Di Leva

Watch the boats coming in at this little Sorrento café.

Right on the harbour, this little café that hasn't changed since the 1950s is a no-nonsense purveyor of fresh fish, pasta and drinks. Grab a table and drink in the view. Pictures of Sophia Loren inside the café are a reminder that La SIgnora made Vittoria de Sica's Scandal in Sorrento here and, so it's rumoured, she insisted on eating here on a recent visit.

Food and drink: 

The best plan is to see what's on the specials board and order it. On my last visit it was a small firm-fleshed fish served with a simple salad and a drizzle of oil and piece of lemon. A few patatine fritte (chips) and a beer went down very well too.

Ambience: 

Thanks to the location, this is an extremely popular place for lunch and large groups of young people and families with kids.

Service: 

It's no frills: brisk and efficient. 

Location: 

Thanks to the steep walk down from the centre, Di Leva tends not to be frequented by the tour bus brigade - even though the bus service (Linea D) is an option if you don't fancy the trek back up again.

Price advice: 

Nothing is cheap in Sorrento so don't be surprised when that little fish, salad and a beer comes to 25 euros.

More information on Di Leva:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Café
Food:
Italian, Snacks
Address:
Via Marina Grande 31, Sorrento, Napoli, 80067
Telephone:
081 878 3826
Website:
http://www.ristorantedileva.com
Serves:
Brunch, Lunch
Opening times:
Daily noon-3pm, 7.30-10.30pm. Closed November-February.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Not possible

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