The city of Sorrento is quite small and after visiting as much as this Amalfi Coast travel concierge, the same haunts get boring…..and believe it or not, there are bad restaurants in Italy. So it was with great delight that I recently discovered Ristorante L’Abate (Piazza S.Antonino 24, Sorrento, 80067).
It’s far enough from the craziness of Piazza Tasso to be considered out of the way, yet it sits in the heart of Piazza San Antonino which allows you to dine and watch the world go by over a glass of wine.
L’Abate won me over from the first bite of “Tagliatella nere con zucca e calamari.” It is a pasta dish of long black noodles, presumably made from squid ink. The noodles were light and tossed with pumpkin and tender calamari. I savored every bite so much that I returned 2 nights later and this time enjoyed a risotto and received a complimentary glass of dessert limoncello from my “new best friend,” Tony the waiter. (Italian men love solo travelers of the female persuasion!)
Trust me when I tell you, you will not go wrong with L’Abate. Buon appetito!