To most U.S. travelers, especially those familiar with the Pacific and Atlantic coastlines, what qualifies as a beach along the Amalfi Coast is laughable. With its teeny patch of black sand Laurito Beach, near the San Pietro Hotel, is no exception. But locals and longtime aficionados alike come here for classic Da Adolfo, an uber casual seaside restaurant that opened in the 1960s. Recommends Antonio Sersale, the owner of the nearby Sirenuse: “For the hippie in all of us, I suggest Da Adolfo on a little beach near Positano for lunch.”
Reservations are a must. Guests from Positano can arrive via a short boat transfer, providing gorgeous views, but be aware that their free shuttle back doesn’t commence until 4 p.m. Since there is not much to do at Laurito, it’s best to hire your own shuttle back to Positano after lunch.