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C’era una Volta, Positano – Local atmosphere, stunning view & great food combo

Seafood_pastaWe ate here the first night we arrived in Positano and what a perfect start! We decided on this place because of family recommendation, which ate here about 2 years ago, and we are glad we listened. It turned out to be so delicious that we came back again later in the week despite a lot of other delicious restaurants in town. We were welcomed by Frederico, the owner, who is quite a charmer (so typically Italian) and very hands-on. We were quite a big party of guests but they instantly arranged a long table for us out side. I think you can sit inside however we never saw the inside, since the weather was just so perfect. The restaurant is located quite “high” and therefore very early on entering the town on the main road which obviously gives the veranda such a stunning view over the valley of Positano and the majestic mountains overlooking the town. It is really a beautiful spot for a restaurant. The “lantern-like” streetlamps decorating the side of the veranda are also just a special touch. To be quite honest there is not really a lot of interior decorating in the restaurant, it is very basic, but it doesn’t bother you because of the stunning view (and Italy is known for its basicness after all). Continue reading

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Sorrento’s Restaurante La Lanterna – Italian atmosphere & food at its best!

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View of the Restaurante La Lanterna

There are a lot of small quaint restaurants to pick from in Sorrento. It is hard deciding on only one since you would just love to probably visit all of them.

We were in Sorrento for the last night of our honeymoon in Italy and since we just adore Italy we really wanted to celebrate it with a typical Italian restaurant to say our goodbyes.

After wandering the streets and checking out all of them we decided that Restaurante La Lanterna, almost in the middle of the old town, definitely looked the most inviting and just plain romantic!

It is located in a small alley with tables and chairs with green overlays laid out right to the main walkway street, which makes it part of the overall buzz of the town passing by. You can obviously sit inside as well if you want to.

It seems like it is also a local spot since there were a couple of locals greeted by hand when they left.

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Tried & Tested…The Test Kitchen Restaurant is Fantastic!

The Test Kitchen Cape TownWinner of the Best Restaurant in South Africa 2012 Award

In the suburb of Woodstok, Cape Town, South Africa there is a restaurant called The Test Kitchen.

We had the lovely opportunity to have had lunch as well as dinner at this trendy industrial-chick restaurant. Every time the mind-blowing combinations of the world-class chef, Luke Dale-Roberts, have delighted our taste buds in every way! Having had worked as executive chef at La Colombe and then starting his own restaurant in 2010 he has developed his own special style in cooking and is charming everyone with it.

Therefore it is no surprise that this restaurant won the Best Restaurant in South Africa 2012 award.

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