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Sorrento: L'Antica Trattoria

Via P.R Giulianni 33 , Phone: 081.807.1082

Reviewed by: Opera Darren from TX, review #2877

When: 2007

One of my favorite restaurants in the world!

My partner, Steven and I went to this restaurant on our first night in Sorrento. WOW! is all I can say. This place is outstanding. We are cooks and many would say we are gourmet cooks so we know imaginative and wonderuful food.

Upon arriving, they poured a complimentary glass of prosecco and we looked over the menu which had tasting menus "from the land", "from the garden" and "from the sea" - or you could put together you own menu from all of them - one appetizer, one pasta, one meat and one dessert for 59 euro. We chose the later.

Our wonderful waiter Lucca suggested a Sorrento red wine - a Taurosi Monaco Rosso Cantina dei Monaci 2001 - at 45 euro a bottle, it was a little expensive, but worth it. There are many other less expensive wines on the list.

The portions of the food were ample but not overwhelming. First they brought out an amuse bouche of a lightly breaded zucchini flower stuffed with goat cheese. My first course was a Sorrentine white fish, served raw in a citrus glaze atop sweet and sour vegetables - amazing! Steven had a carpaccio that was equally wonderful.

Pasta course was, for me, three tiny, delicate cannellone stuffed with succulent veal in a light pomodoro sauce. Steven had a ravioli stuffed with mushrooms and smoked cheese. For the secondo, he had pork with Italian apples in a marsala sauce. I had veal in a mushroom sauce.

For dessert, they put together a tray of Sorrentine sweets: Baba, tarts and sorbet.

It was truly an amazing meal. With two bottles of wine, dinner, after-dinner drinks and a generous tip for Lucca - it was probably 260 euro, but well worth a splurge in this town.

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