Sorrento is a beautiful town perched on a cliff high above the sea with views of Vesuvius and the islands in the Bay of Naples . Use this website to help you plan a visit to this elegant southern Italian resort and find your way to the best beaches and some lovely villages and towns along the Sorrentine peninsula that are perhaps less well known to tourists.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Dine at Da Emilia and watch the waves roll in

Da Emilia sits literally at the water's edge
You are so close to the sea when you eat at Trattoria Da Emilia in Sorrento that the waves may occasionally splash your table.
But a sprinkling of sea water is all part of the fun when you visit this friendly, family run restaurant down on the beach at Marina Grande.
Da Emilia -- established 65 years ago in 1947 -- has an outside dining platform right at the water’s edge where you sit on wooden benches at tables covered with blue and white check table cloths.
Order a jug of the delicious house wine while you make your choice as it is very good value.
The menu is simple and, as you would expect, there is plenty of fresh fish on offer, as well as generous plates of antipasto, pasta and gnocchi.
Emilia herself, pictured on the
cover of the menu
One of the restaurant’s specialities is gnocchi alla mamma, cooked alla sorrentina (sorrentine style) with tomatoes, cheese and basil.
The mamma in this case is Emilia herself, the founder of the trattoria, who is pictured on the front of the menu.
The restaurant is now in the capable hands of Emilia’s daughters and granddaughters, who continue to provide fast, but friendly, service.
Trattoria Da Emilia in Via Marina Grande is closed on Tuesdays.


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