La Fenice

Price guide: Mid-range

Via degli Aranci 11, Sorrento, 80067

Price guide: Mid-range

La Fenice

By Jan Fuscoe, your Sorrento expert

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#4 of 9
expert-rated restaurants in Sorrento
Expert overall rating:4.0 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.2
4.2
Ambience:
4.1
4.1
Service:
4.1
4.1
Location:
4.4
4.4
Value for money:
4.5
4.5
Recommended for:
Couples, Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, Mature travellers, Singles, People watching

Expert review of La Fenice

This is a popular fish restaurant in Sorrento's city centre.

La Fenice is deservedly popular as the quality of the food is consistently high and, in my experience, the service has always been excellent: fun but efficient.

Food and drink: 

The fresh fish display outside the restaurant is the first sign that the food inside is a cut above the average that you'll find in Sorrento's centre. If you order risotto there will be a wait (as there should be if it's made from scratch) and it comes piled high with seafood. If you want to eat gluten-free, there is a separate menu, which you'll need to ask for as well as order a day in advance in high season. 

Ambience: 

If you visit during the day you'll find this place quiet, sometimes practically deserted (particularly in low season), but it gets buzzier come the evening. Decor is nothing to write home about - think 'conservatory' with plenty of glass and pot plants - but La Fenice is popular with locals.

Service: 

The service is friendly and efficient but, things can slip when the restaurant is full.

Location: 

La Fenice is at the corner of Corso Italia and Via Degli Aranci so there's a fair amount of traffic driving by, but it does mean it's a handy pitstop for lunch after shopping.

Price advice: 

Budget doesn't really exist in Sorrento but you'll feel less resentful parting with your 30 euros (simple pasta, salad and a drink) as the quality is better than at most establishments. 

More information on La Fenice:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
Italian, Pizza, Seafood
Address:
Via degli Aranci 11, Sorrento, 80067
Telephone:
081 878 1652
Serves:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Tue-Sun noon-2.45pm, 7-11.30pm. Closed Mondays and for two weeks in February.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Suggested

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