Il Ritrovo, Amalfi Coast
Tel: 39 089 812 005
Concierge.com's insider take:
Il Ritrovo is a few doors down from Donna Rosa, the village of Montepertuso's other must-visit restaurant. This place is a classic family-run trattoria and it looks the part, with spunzilli tomatoes hanging in bunches from the wooden ceiling beams and a glassed-in veranda that is half mountain refuge, half Neapolitan Old Curiosity Shop. Chef and owner Salvatore Barba is an able interpreter of the local tradition, serving up, alongside all the usual fish and seafood classics, dishes such as paccheri in a sauce of walnuts and provola cheese, which derive from the more land-based cuisine of inland villages like Furore or Agerola. The house white wine, a summery local Tramonto, is delicious, but there's a well-stocked cellar should you need an alternative.—Lee Marshall
Open Thursdays through Tuesdays 12:30 to 3, 7:30 to 10 pm.