La Caravella

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“La Caravella” was first opened in 1959, is today michelin star and one of the most important and well-known restaurant in the South of Italy. In the sixties, due to the high level of quality achieved among the first restaurat of the south Italy, “The Caravella” was awarded the Michelin Guide Star.

Situated in the centre of the city, where the history of the first Maritime Republic can be felt.
It is infact situated next to the Ancient Arsenals, in a building of the 1100, which was the home of the Piccolomini family, feudatories of the Duchy of Amalfi. The aisle of the building, today allocated to the “Caravella” was in the renaissance the archive of the Duchy.

The cuisine of the “Caravella” is based on Eastern and Western, Sea and Land products, it rediscovers the old recipes of Amalfi, representing them in a more fantastic version, exalting the senses and the tastes of our Area.
The elegant and well kept environment, houses a rich collection of ceramics of the most famous masters of since Amalfi Coast 1800 to nowadays.
Thanks to this, “la Caravella” is proudly considered as a restaurant-museum.
The Dipino Family, jealous, and with scrupulous care treasure this sanctuary of good cuisine, by passing down from generation to generation, their secrets and inventions always open to novelties.

By Gaetano Afeltra
Historian from Amalfi ex-editor of “Corriere della Sera”, Italian daily newspaper