Food and drink
There are no surprises on the menu but food is simple and well-executed, such as starters of insalata Caprese (tomato and mozzarella salad) or bresaolo (cured beef) rocket and Parmesan, pasta dishes of ravioli filled with ricotta and mozzarella in tomato sauce or spaghetti alle vongole e zucchini (with clams and courgettes), and mains such as baked fish with potatoes. The wine list is short but well-chosen.
Away from the hustle and bustle, Ibsen feels like a real little oasis. You're slightly below ground level walking down to the restaurant but the tiled terrace (with big umbrellas and chunky rattan furniture) is set at the foot of the Antiche Mura. Inside the same rattan is set against light, bright walls, floaty orange drapes and well-spaced tables laid with linen and candlelit in the evening. There is a bar above that has excellent views that makes a great place for a preprandial aperitif. Thanks to the park's facilities, the demographic encompasses everyone: families with small children, teenagers right through to middle- and old-aged folk.
It's remarkably friendly… I put it down to the relaxed vibe of the park.
Piazza Antiche Mura is parallel to the main shopping street of Corso Italia and you can slip up a narrow walkway between Chiesa Servi di Maria and the Duomo to get there. The park is right behind where the hotel buses pick up and turn.
Are we still in Sorrento? Pasta dishes start at 7 euros, the baked fish with potatoes is 15 euros. A bottle of wine can be had for 13 euros, and coffee and a cake (there are fresh cakes daily) costs around 4 euros. There's a 2 euros cover charge for bread and olives, but service isn't included.
- Backpackers / Students
- Families with younger children
- Mature travellers
- Great views / scenery
- Live entertainment