Capri is a beautiful paradise that almost doesn't seem like reality.
You're surrounded by deep azure-blue ocean at all times, speckled with boats leaving a snow-white trail of wake behind. The aroma of fresh lemons is abundant almost everywhere you go. There is so much to do and see at this favorite Italian destination, but the food is in its own category of delicious from any other place in Italy. Thanks to the coastal harvest and abundance of lemons, seafood is king in Capri - but there are tons of other simple and delicious dishes that are not to be missed.
Ristorante Michel'angelo Capri
This simple and succulent dish is the most popular primo on the island of Capri. Tender, plump ravioli are stuffed with fresh ricotta cheese, Parmigiano Reggiano and marjoram. They get a spoonful of fresh pomodoro ladled right on top with a sprig of basil - it's everything we love about simple, beautiful Italian food in one delicious dish!
Lemon Spaghetti from Da Paolino
If you have made Giada's Lemon Spaghetti, then we don't need to say anything to you about how perfect it is because you already know! , and it's an absolute must when you're on the island. The outdoor dining is set amongst hundreds of lemon trees, and the ambiance alone from the fragrance and beauty is good enough reason to go... it just so happens that the food is delicious, too!
Seafood Scialatielli Pasta
Giada's take on Seafood Scialatielli
Scialatielli is a thick, short noodle similar to fettuccine or linguine that is a specialty to the Italian coast, and it lends itself perfectly to being tossed with a plethora of ocean-fresh seafood. You'll find it in Capri tossed with clams, shrimp, mussels, and all kinds of fresh harvest from the ocean.
L'impepata Di Cozze
Any non-Italian speaker would be immediately confused by this unfamiliar looking title, but worry not - it translates simply to "Peppered Mussels"! Seafood is abundant in Capri, and thanks to the coastal harvest, it has a freshness unlike anywhere else. The mussels are in a flavorful broth of garlic, white wine, pepper and parsley. With some crusty bread to sop up the broth, it is absolute perfection.
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In the 'states, every time we see the word "Caprese," the image of a tomato-basil-mozzarella salad comes to mind, so when we say you have to try this Caprese cake, it might conjure up some confusion. Don't worry, though - the Torte Caprese is simply a flourless chocolate cake made with almond meal, giving it a delicious airiness, fudginess and nuttiness all at once. Be sure to grab a slice at any bakery as you meander around the island - you will not regret it!
Fried Zucchini Blossoms
Fried Zucchini Blossoms from Da Luigi
This dish has become mainstream on contemporary Italian restaurant menus in the US in the last few years, and with good reason. Zucchini is abundant in Capri and a staple vegetable on menus throughout the island - so why not utilize the flowers? They are usually stuffed with creamy ricotta cheese, sometimes with anchovies, and then breaded and fried in a light batter that is almost reminiscent to tempura. You won't get tired of this appetizer - promise!
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You'll find this drink all over Italy, but it's in few places that it's actually made from the local lemons - which it is in Capri! Legend has it that limoncello was born in a woman's home in Capri in the early 1900s, made with her own lemons to serve to guests. It is now homemade all over the Amalfi coast, and everywhere you try it, the taste is slightly different from the local lemons of each environment. Cin cin!