Food and drink
Fresh fish is the thing here in all its various guises: seafood risotto, pasta bows with mussels, the fresh 'catch of the day' - but if you're after a quick lunch, then a plate of gnocchi with a simple tomato sauce, or a pizza, will suit a smaller appetite. Wine by the carafe is a good way of reducing the bill. On the evening of my last visit, the meal got off to a great start with complimentary fresh bruschetta covered in a garlicky tomato topping, and I followed it up with a sensational spaghetti alle vongole (clams).
The interior is simple (plastic tables and chairs, with umbrellas, on the outside deck, but the table napkins are linen) and the clientele on my visit had all eaten here before and were greeted by the waiter.
Service is friendly and waiting staff are happy to make recommendations of whatever is particularly good that day. Families enjoy the relaxed atmosphere (and the kids particularly enjoy the proximity to the water).
Pretty [node:173081] is the setting for Bagni Delfino so you can watch the boats bobbing as you tuck into a fish supper. It's a pleasant 10-minute walk from central Sorrento down to the harbour and, if it gets late and too dark to see your footfalls, you can just take the bus back (Linea D).
Depending on whether you choose a simple omelette or 'catch of the day' (priced by weight at around 55 euros per kilo so be sure to find out how much fish you'll be served) the price will be around 20 euros to 50 euros. A plate of spaghetti, wine, water, cover and a 2 euro tip is around 30 euros. A limoncello after your meal is usually free.
Tables to book
If the weather is fine, there are tables on the deck that are literally over the sea. If it's a bit cooler, then a table by the window will offer a lovely view of Marina Grande without the sea breeze.
- Families with teenagers
- Families with younger children
- Great views / scenery