Food and drink
Simplicity is the key here: fresh pasta with seafood, sautéd shellfish or grilled 'catch of the day' with a glass of good Campanian wine.
The restaurant reopened after a lovely refurbishment by the famed interior designer Marco de Luca (who also designed Sorrento's [node:123872] and the rooms at [node:170100] in Sant'Agata sui Due Golfi); he has used his signature Vietri tiles to decorate the kitchen, while turquoise blue chairs and tables, white linen table cloths, and architectural pillars framed by billowing white drapes on a deck-like terrace that overlooks the sea give the restaurant a bright, light, Mediterranean feel, chiming perfectly with the sea and horizon beyond. Your fellow eating companions will probably be a mix of yachties, bathing belles and gourmets.
The staff are friendly and relaxed.
Getting here is all part of the fun. You can get a taxi, or even walk to [node:172852] but the best way, by far, is by boat. Dock at one of the floating buoys and climb aboard. Heck, even if you don't bother visiting the Blue Grotto, Il Riccio is unmissable.
Il Riccio's prices are keen: 36 euros for six Gillardeau oysters, mixed fried fish for 32 euros, and vegetables at 9 euros, but it prides itself on top quality sustainably-sourced fish and shellfish and the location is really hard to beat.
- Business travellers
- Seasoned travellers
- Celebrity spotting
- People watching
- Special occasions
- Design and architecture