DiningWhere to enjoy fine dining in Capri

Here are the best places to experience the island's delicious cuisine

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These fine dining establishments celebrate not only the island’s natural sun-blushed bounty and wealth of seafood, but also its rich Italian heritage. Combining excellent cuisine with exacting service at dining rooms helmed by Capri’s most talented chefs, here’s where to enjoy eating out, Capresi style.

L’Olivo

Capri Palace's flagship dining room L’Olivo has more than earned its two Michelin stars. The island’s most prestigious restaurant is helmed by executive chef Andrea Migliaccio, who credits his grandmother’s generations-old recipes as his culinary inspiration. His Italian heritage is clear in his menus, where traditional classics – risotto, gnocchi, roast suckling pig – are ingeniously reinvented and presented with extraordinary contemporary flair. Choosing from the à la carte? Just ensure you leave enough room for the signature forest fruit-inspired dessert, which combines chestnuts and blackcurrants for a taste of rural Italy.

L'Olivo restaurant interior

Mammà

Having spent a moment of breathless wonder soaking up Mammà’s extraordinary sea views, take a table on the terrace and turn your attention to the menu. Seafood is, of course, the leitmotif at this Michelin-starred restaurant and is a delicious reminder of its proximity to the Gulf of Naples. The presentation is exquisite and every dish is put together with minutely considered detail. The service is similarly spectacular, and the tiramisu is the best you’ll ever taste. Enjoy a fine vintage from the ambitious wine list and turn your attention back to those views.

Il Riccio 

The cliffside annex of Capri Palace, Il Riccio beach club is perched just above the celebrated Blue Grotto. The Michelin-starred seafood restaurant takes its cue from the cerulean Mediterranean backdrop with a fresh cobalt and white décor. Descend for a dip in the ocean before returning for a sumptuous feast of fresh fish and sublime hand-rolled pasta dishes. The seafood is dazzlingly fresh, with oysters, urchins and lobsters the real crowd-pleasers. Time your visit for sunset, when aperitivos are served on the balmy terrace.

Jumeirah Capri Palace Il Riccio seaside seating

Gennaro Amitrano

Chef Gennaro Amitrano is backed by immaculate credentials, having worked with Michelin heavyweights Alain Ducasse and Gianfranco Vissani. Every ingredient in his eponymous restaurant has been lovingly sourced, from organic olive oil pressed at a centuries-old Umbrian farm to fresh-from-the-rod fish. Step inside his bijou dining room and take a seat at one of five tables to enjoy the tasting menu: think exquisite dishes of grilled octopus, parmigiana and tuna tartare.

Ristorante da Tonino

Tucked away in Capri’s hinterland, a trek out to Ristorante da Tonino is well worth the effort. Set in a rustic farmhouse, its laidback setting belies the sophistication of its food. Tasting menus veer from delicate shrimp ceviche to beef tartar with black salsify. Everything is immaculately presented, and there’s a wine list to dazzle the most erudite of oenophiles.

Michelin starred food in Capri

Stay at Capri Palace in Anacapri for easy access to the hotel’s two Michelin-starred fine-dining restaurants, L'Olivo and Il Riccio.