Il Riccio

Address: Località Grotta Azzurra, Via Gradola 4-6, Capri, 80071, Italy
Telephone: 081 837 1380

- Expensive

4.6

Sample heavenly seafood at Capri's Blue Grotto.

Tucked between the sea and the rocks, the location of Il Riccio is gorgeous. So, after you've visited the Blue Grotto (a stone's throw away), drop anchor at this super-swish restaurant of the [node:171556] (once a haunt of Aristotle Onassis). The combination of the freshest seafood (and a bottle of chilled Greco di Tufa) eaten overlooking the sea is hard to beat…  Bring your swimming gear too as there are sunbeds for a postprandial sun (or sea-) bathe.

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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. 

Ambience

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.

Service

The staff are friendly and relaxed.

Location

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. 

Price advice

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.

Recommended for

  • Business travellers
  • Couples
  • Foodies
  • Honeymooners
  • Seasoned travellers
  • Celebrity spotting
  • People watching
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Design and architecture

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