I have been to Zi’ntonio Ristorante (Via Luigi de Maio, 11, Sorrento) in Sorrento several times over the years and my tastebuds have waned with its menu. Some days it’s fantastico and some days it’s cosi-cosi. I was happy to try it once again during a recent visit, sticking with my old favorite Penne Arrabbiate. The pasta was cooked to al dente perfection and the spiciness of the dish was just the right amount of hot without being too strong to kill your tastebuds for any other flavors.
The restaurant sits just off Piazza Tasso and has an unassuming entrance, so look for it on the right side of the street as you come from the main square. It’s reasonably priced with my pasta entree at €8.00 (approx. $11.50) and that’s a welcome relief in this city of over-priced eateries. This Sorrento restaurant is always busy but the dining room is cozy with 300 decorative plates lining the ceiling. Solo diners do not get lost in the crowd and the plates are always a conversation starter.
MENU TIP: If zucchini flowers are in season, order these as an appetizer. They are stuffed with ricotta and cooked to perfection.