Not only is Capri extraordinarily beautiful with a plethora of intriguing things to do, fantastic shopping with a great selection of places to watch the world go by with a cup of coffee (or perhaps you favour something stronger?!) but as you might expect with anywhere in Italy, it’s also a foodies dream!
From traditional Italian dishes like ravioli capresi and seafood delicacies like impepata di cozze to Michelin-starred modern, contemporary cuisine and more. There’s some incredible places to eat out in Capri which will satisfy all budgets and tastes, here’s our pick of the best restaurants in Capri.
Glamorous, decadent but oh so worth it! When it comes to the most renowned of all restaurants in Capri, it’s pretty fair to say that celebrity-favourite Da Paolino is one of its most famous.
If swoon-worthy decor as well as delicious food is high on your list of things to do, then Da Paolino simply must tick all the right boxes when it comes to one of the most stylish restaurants in Capri.
They say when life gives you lemons…make lemonade and this elegant eatery has lemons in abundance thanks to the outrageous number of lemon trees that form a blanketed canopy over the tables.
Unsurprisingly, lemons feature highly in the dishes, including the macaroni with courgette flowers with lemon and a great selection of lemon–based desserts which includes the standout lemon sgroppino with Belvedere Vodka.
Whilst this restaurant in Capri is a smidge on the expensive side, if you are looking to eat at one of the most iconic restaurants in Capri, then Da Paolino is absolutely worthy of a visit.
Not only is the food incredible, but the ambience is unparalleled.
If you are planning a trip to the Blue Grotto, then make sure you pay a visit to this incredible seafood restaurant too.
You can enjoy some of the best seafood in Capri whilst overlooking the Blue Grotto.
The restaurant is also a beach club that provides private access to the sea below. This view makes Il Riccio one of our favourite restaurants in Capri.
Not only does it have fabulously unforgettable views for days, but the fish and seafood is very fresh, we highly recommend the linguine frutti di mare.
It’s a real treasure trove of flavours for connoisseurs of seafood. You simply have to try the spaghetti alla chitarra with sea urchins and the cuttlefish risotto.
Don’t forget to pay a visit to the intriguingly- named Temptation Room, where you can find a superb selection of sweets made in the traditional Neapolitan way such as babà with rum, caprese tarts and sfogliatelle.
Lido del Faro
Lido del Faro is part of a beach club that is spread across a rocky plateau at the sparkling edge of deep-blue Mediterranean at the southwestern point of the coast of Capri near the Punta Carena lighthouse.
If you love a hidden gem when it comes to picking your restaurants in Capri then the Lido del Faro is definitely for you.
It can only be reached via a secret footpath that meanders its way through the lush Capri countryside.
You can enjoy the most fantastic views as well as some superbly-fresh dishes which have been lovingly-crafted with loving and characteristic flair like the pillow-soft ravioli caprese, filled with ricotta and served with tomato and basil, and seared tuna with carpaccio of tomato and lemon.
Ristorante Bagni Tiberio
If immersive dining is a priority when choosing your favourite restaurants in Capri, you’ll love Bagni Tiberio’s Restaurant where you can eat with your toes caressing the lapping waves.
Feast on linguine with clams or simple grilled fish that are fresh from the boat.
You can even watch the boats bobbing on the water from Bagni’s seafront terrace, which is adorned with scrubbed wooden floorboards, fishing nets and other nautical nods.
Who knows? Maybe you will spot an ‘Octopus’s garden’
Ristorante La Capannina
Conveniently located on the picturesque Via Le Botteghe just a mere skip and a hop from the Piazzetta di Capri.
This restaurant is renowned for its mouthwatering menu which includes some of the best Italian food you will every try: seafood scialatielli, stuffed calamari, linguine with red fish and, of course, ravioli capresi, the island’s legendary pasta dish which has been lovingly crafted by the De Angelis family based on a longstanding traditional family recipe.
Oenophile’s will adore their extensive wine list which contains more than 200 Italian and international wines, so if a delectable Italian red is your tipple of choice, make sure you add it to your must-visit restaurants in Capri hit list.
Keep your peepers peeled as you may be in the company of a film star or two!
La Capannina has seen the likes of Uma Thurman, Julia Roberts, Dustin Hoffman, Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta Jones amongst others eat in the restaurant.
Located on the ground floor of the Grand Hotel Quisisana, not only is it regarded as one of the best restaurants in Capri for breakfast, but it’s also pretty stellar for lunch and dinner too.
You can eat by the pool which creates the most relaxing atmosphere and eat from a menu that encompasses a refined cuisine where the dishes have strong attention to detail and local ingredients.
The ingredients are always super fresh, the menu pays homage to the best Capri traditions and includes a great variety of different pastas and Neapolitan pizzas cooked in a wood-fired oven.
La Grotelle is a real favourite of the locals and is family-run and is a budget-friendly rustic eatery that is one of the top restaurants in Capri.
It has a sublime setting, with its terrace built into a sea cave overlooking the water. On a clear day, you can see as far as Calabria and Salerno from the pretty terrace.
It’s a short 20-minute walk from central Capri and it’s one of the best choices for lunch hiking the panoramic coastal path from Pizzolungo to the Natural Arch.
Visitors can enjoy pizza, seafood kinds of pasta, risottos, grilled seafood and meat dishes amongst others.
Peek through coastal pines surrounding Il Geranio and you’ll spy the bright blue waters of the Bay of Naples.
Il Geranio is an exclusive, refined and dreamy eatery, making this one of the most romantic restaurants in Capri.
The open-air restaurant is perennially popular with the Capri it-crowd; it offers excellent seafood, risottos and a variety of pasta dishes.
Some of the standout dishes include the walnut chicken, crab linguine, salt-crusted sea bass, and of course the peppercorn steak all of which is packed full of flavour and is cooked to perfection.