The refined cuisine of the best starred restaurants in Naples and its surroundings.
Between Naples and province there are numerous starred restaurants where you can taste high class dishes prepared by important chefs.
In fact, in addition to tasting traditional and popular cuisine, in the city and its surroundings you can also experience a superlative gastronomic experience by experimenting with restaurants with 1 or 2 Michelin stars offering a really refined cuisine.
Between cities and provinces, including the islands, there are several restaurants that have received these prestigious awards, with chefs always looking for original ideas to create refined dishes that know how to perfectly balance tradition and innovation.
In elegant and welcoming locations, you will be able to taste dishes with a superfine flavor, to be served with fine wines behind the advice of expert sommeliers.
Here is the guide of the best starred restaurants in Naples and its surroundings.
Torre del Saracino
At La Torre del Saracino Restaurant, with 2 Michelin stars, the chef Gennaro Esposito prepares sophisticated dishes of sea and land in the frame of a beautiful tower of the 8th century AD The ancient and the contemporary blend perfectly in a piece of furniture that is both modern and traditional.
The dishes follow the seasonality of local products and they are an expression of the genius of the chef. Each dish is very refined and among the dishes on the menu there are the corbara oranges soup with river green chilli stuffed with moray eel, calamari and bottarga; paccheri with white turnip mousse, eel and green sauce and laticauda lamb with caramelized nocerino cipollotto cream and black olive tapenade.
high +081 802 8555 Via Torretta, 9 - 80069 Marina d'Aequa, Vico Equense (NA)
Don Alfonso 1890
Historical restaurant on horseback between the Sorrento coast and the Amalfi coast, Don Alfonso 1890 has been run for decades by the Iaccarino family, whose current descendant is Ernesto. The restaurant is very elegant, with Vietri colored majolica on the walls, refined chandeliers and you can also stay in the luxurious adjacent villa.
The menu is full of dishes that respect the tradition of the Campania cuisine, but renewed with a touch of modernity, treated to the smallest detail for a gastronomic experience of the highest level. Among the menu items, roll of turbot with bread flavored with herbs, mozzarella, garlic and shallot emulsion; smoked amberjack, citron zesty flour with broad bean milkshake, fennel seeds and grapefruit mayonnaise; spumone, Amarelli liquorice, yogurt and sugar crystals.
The cellar is carved into the tuff, is very old and you can find 1300 wine labels.
high 0818780026 – 0818780561 Sant'Agata Course, 11 / 13 - 80061 Sant'Agata Sui Due Golfi (NA)
Marianna Vitale is the chef of the South Restaurant who managed to conquer 1 Michelin star after a few years of activity. The high quality and refinement of the dishes proposed make the restaurant one of the most captivating novelties of the Neapolitan suburbs, also supported by relatively low prices. The cuisine is mainly based on fish, the typical dishes of the Neapolitan tradition are revisited and modernized and there is one continuous search for new flavors. The dish that made the restaurant famous is the soup with seasonal fruits and vegetables, a riot of clams, mussels, tuna tartare, pumpkin, zucchini, kiwi and many other ingredients. Another must is the spaghettoni with water of mozzarella, lupini and burnt garlic that are reminiscent of the most traditional spaghetti with clams.
South is therefore a new local reality, but which looks with new eyes to tradition.
medium / high 081 0202708 Via San Pietro e Paolo, 8 - 80030 Quarto (NA)
Palazzo Petrucci Restaurant is located on the beach of Villa Donn'Anna in Posillipo, one of the historic buildings of Naples and unique location with a view that leaves you breathless. It was the first restaurant in Naples to receive 1 Michelin star and the quality of its dishes, with original and sought-after combinations, makes this award a honor. The chef Lino Scarallo revisits the traditional dishes in a modern way, proposing, for example, the sea ragout, the raw scampi with a centrifuge of friarielli or la shredded buffalo milk with homemade porchetta and creamy of broad beans. Other dishes differ from tradition, such as mullet in carpione not fried with soy shrimp on cabbage cous cous, but they are a pleasant deviation for the palate.
high +081 575 7538 Via Posillipo, 16 - 80123 Naples
I Quattro Passi is a restaurant located in Nerano, awarded in 2016 with 2 Michelin stars. The location is spectacular thanks to the beautiful panorama that can be seen during the meal, while the cuisine is delicate, refined and with both land and sea dishes. Among the most particular dishes there are certainly the lobster gnocchi with grilled banana and ginger and the cube of scampi and buffalo mozzarella, with aubergine parmigiana sauce. Vegetables and vegetables are grown in the vegetable garden owned and the fish is always fresh, allowing the chef to create innovative and traditional at the same time with ingredients always genuine.
high +081 808 1271 via A.Vespucci, 13 / N - 80061 Massa Lubrense (NA)
Despite its name, Taverna Estia is a real restaurant with 2 Michelin stars which is located in Brusciano and where chef Francesco Esposito works. The menu is divided into three tasting itineraries that enhance the products of the Campania region and that they are nothing but the expression of the chef's great creativity. In fact, it is possible to find refined dishes such as the emulsion of beef with granita of foie gras, the risotto with lemon jam and raw of purple prawns and aoriginal revisitation of the Neapolitan pastiera. At the Taverna Estia ingenuity and imagination are the master, the location is elegant and welcoming and each course is elaborated and treated in every detail.
high 081 5199633 - 3201878963 Via G. De Ruggiero, 108 - 80031 Brusciano (NA)
L'Olivo is located in the splendid Isle of Capri and is a restaurant with 2 Michelin stars. It is inside the luxury hotel Capri Palace and it is called this way because its specialty is just the oil, made in a traditional way by the local. The kitchen is led by chef Andrea Migliaccio who blends tradition with innovative and modern elements, often creating new dishes and enhancing local products, especially those of the Mediterranean. You can eat both in the terrace with a beautiful view, both inside on sofas and armchairs. One of the most refined dishes is the sea mosaic, with samples of seafood and fish arranged like a real mosaic, but also the prized black steamed cod and fois gras marinated with anise and corn.
high : 081 978 0560 Via Capodimonte, 14 - 80071 Anacapri-Capri (NA)
The Michelin Guide has assigned 1 Star at the restaurant of Castellammare di Stabia Piazzetta Milù, recognition deserved for the quality and elegance of all its dishes. The chef Luigi Salomone, after a long experience in other starred restaurants, infuses all his passion and mastery in the kitchen and every dish, from appetizers to main courses, recalls the territory. In the menu there are dishes of land and sea and every preparation is of high class, like the black cod, the rabbit in porchetta, the tagliatelle with shrimp and the babà with salad. The presentation is of high standard and takes into account every little detail and also the combination of wines does not leave disappointed.
high +081 871 5779 Alcide de Gasperi Course, 23 - 80053 Castellammare di Stabia (NA)
The restaurant of Corso Vittorio Emanuele is a new starred restaurant in Naples, having received 1 Michelin star in the 2016. The link with the territory is very strong, in fact the used products, all genuine and fresh, are local, but the attention to external stimuli is never lacking so the dishes always have a right balance between innovation and tradition. There is a lot of experimentation both in the sea and in the land dishes prepared by the chef Gianluca D'Agostino. The Neapolitan recipes are masterfully revisited, as in the case of steamed cod with escarole, black olives and strips of black truffle or of millefeuille of anchovies with buffalo mozzarella and broccoli of Vesuvius. The menu varies depending on the seasonality of the products, while the welcoming environment and the expertise of the staff make Veritas a restaurant a must in the city.
high 081 660585 Corso Vittorio Emanuele 141 - 80121 Naples
Chef Nino di Costanzo has chosen to open a new restaurant in Ischia, his native land, in 2016 with the intention of being inspired by one family and traditional cuisine, naturally revisited to make it live up to a room from 2 Michelin stars. The dishes have a strong link with the farming tradition of the island for a gastronomic experience that will involve all the senses. A real treat is the garden turned into a vegetable garden from which the products used for the dishes are picked and the choice of wines is very varied. Among the specialties, raw crustaceans and molluscs, Neapolitan risotto with hints of stuffed peppers, rabbit ravioli with smoked buffalo mozzarella.
high 081993190 Via Montetignuso, 4 - 80077 Ischia (NA)