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Vico Equense: Antica Osteria Nonna Rosa

Via Privata Bonea, 4 , Phone: 0818799055

Reviewed by: Nicolena from NYC, review #3336

When: 2009

A Michelin-rated must-dining experience while staying in the Sorrento/Amalfi region. Heavenly tasting menus, incredible value, fanatastic service.

Baby Squid on bed of pureed peas, photo by

Beautiful dining area, unpretentious but highly professional staff, fantastic chef/owner who comes out to greet guests and enthusiastically describe the elements of the dinner.

We had the tasting menu - simply heavenly. Started with mini meatball with the lightest whipped cheese to start in a martini glass. Next, light baby squids on a puree of peas, crumble of brioche. Then bluefish zuppa on a bed of mashed potatoes, shredded string beans on top. Next -spaghetti with clams, the most heavenly and light rendition of this classic dish. Next, ravioli with ricotta and figs- absolutely incredible. Tuna tataki- perfectly rare, fantastic sauce. Homemade bread basket with delectable foccacia, breadsticks-, three types of bread rolls- warm. Wine pours are generous. Pre-dessert was a sublime lemon sorbet with an amarone sauce. Next- a variation of chocolates- one was a mocha/cocoa mousse, the other a chocolate cake with chocolate drizzled on top. Post dessert- cookies, zepoles, custards with almonds. Digestivi wonderful. All food presented in absolutely dazzling artful manner, without ever being pretentious.

Portions were the perfect size (although we were quite stuffed by the end!) This was an incredible Michelin rated meal- anyone who is visiting the area should put it at the top of their 'must dining' experiences while staying in the Sorrento/Amalfi region. Bravo!

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