Hip Villas co-founder Margherita Bilenchi recommends this nautical-inspired restaurant. Located near the marina in Positano, it specializes in seafood (there’s a large lobster tank in the dining room). “Chez Black is an institution,” she says. For the best people watching, try to get a seat on the terrace. Reservations are strongly recommended.
Andrea Kuba of Tour Italy recommends: “Enjoy an elegant meal while sitting in antique furnishings among an art gallery found right in the heart of Positano.” Located in the center of Positano, the restaurant is particularly cozy on a day when the weather is not great.
This sliver of a café and pastry shop (the bakery is in the back), right off Amalfi’s bustling piazza in front of the duomo, is a good pit stop for an espresso to escape the heat and the crowds. The homemade treats make nice gifts to take home.