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“A real find”
Review of Al Chiaro Di Luna

Al Chiaro Di Luna
Ranked #60 of 121 Restaurants in Capri
Price range: US$36 - US$76
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: View, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: Pool-side restaurant overlooking the sea
Reviewed 21 July 2014

We were staying at the brilliant Hotel La Minerva and as we didn't feel like the hike to the main area of Capri town we were directed here by our hotel just next door. It was an unexpected delight. The service was perfect with both the owner - whom we discovered is a member of the same family as the 3 Espositos who own La Minerva - and our waiter helped us choose a simple but very well presented and cooked meal. The first course was a delicious plate of grilled vegetables and bresaiola. We then shared a superb plate of seafood pasta with grilled prawns and lobster. It was delicious and the large portions left us no room for puds. However a generous free measure of a local liqueur left us just about able to stagger back to our nearby hotel. It was a first class meal at a very reasonable price and we recommend anyone in Capri to discover this out of the way gem. Carolyn and David Sumberg

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Reviewed 17 July 2014

This evening we had a wonderful ending of our vacation on Capri in this restaurant in Hotel Vega. The service was splendid; very friendly, good advice regarding the dishes, really trying to give you a good time. The food was delicious. We enjoyed it very much! Many thanks to the waiter and to the owner. Hope to see you again!
Love,
Minke

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Reviewed 16 July 2014

We ate at several places all around Italy including to top TripAdvisor recommendations for Venice,Florence,Capri and Cinque terre. No other restaurant could beat their overall quality of service and food found here. The staff was super friendly and opened the restaurant early just for us. We basically had a private dinner overlooking the mountains and water and enjoyed the occasional chat with the owner. The prices are very reasonable and a much better value than any other restaurant found in the main touristy areas. We had two orders of their ravioli special (it was THAT good), a lobster pasta dish, prime rib, filet steak, two orders of their bruschetta and a couple bottles of wine. Everything was very tasty and authentic. This restaurant is far away from the main touristy areas so may be a bit difficult to find but it is well worth the hike. This will definitely a place we visit again if we are ever in capri in the future.

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2  Thank Bryant T
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Reviewed 9 June 2014

The service was friendly, spoke very good english as well as german (!). I'd expect that this is likely hard to find around here.

The food was plain amazing, we've had the mozzarella and tomatoes to share as an appetizer, as you'd come to expect this was very good even though they were out of the mozzarella di buffalo and substituted the regular milk mozzarella.

For mains we had an off the menu of spaghetti with zucchini and cheese (which was to die for, best ingredients at its finest), the classic ravioli capresi and spaghetti with clams in white sauce. Everything was better than anything we've ever had in the US.

To close we had a house made aperitif of wild fennel (tastes a bit like Sambucco, but better!)

Highly recommend this place, even though for personal taste a little on the expensive side (though probably by Capri standards quite normal!)

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Reviewed 8 June 2014

My husband and I ate Al Chiaro di Luna on our second night in Capri. The restaurant is part of La Vega hotel, so you can also visit their beautiful pool during the day and have lunch there as well! The meal and atmosphere were so great the first time around that we decided to eat there again on our last night in Capri! First and foremost, both meals were amazing! I can honestly say that it is one of the best restaurants on the island and we have eaten at many places over the years of traveling to Capri. The motto at Chiaro di Luna when it comes to seafood is that if it’s not fresh, they won’t serve it. And this is where Chiaro di Luna is set apart from the rest. Each night we went with the recommendations of our waiter, Graziano, and experienced mouthwatering dishes, such as fresh lobster over pasta, chilled seafood salad, tuna steaks grilled to perfection, alici with lemons (the best I’ve ever had, again because of the freshness), and shrimp carpaccio with coconut sauce (one word…wow!). And for those who have grown tired of drinking limoncello, ask for the homemade finocchietto! It is delicious!

The atmosphere is also perfect. It is a 5 min walk from the main piazzetta in a quiet area, nestled in the woods and overlooking the vast sea (facing the direction of Marina Piccola). You also get a really nice view of Anacapri. You really can’t ask for more!

But oh, there’s the wait staff too…who are really kind, offering genuine recommendations from the menu and sharing local tips about Capri. The conversation with Graziano throughout the night only added to our wonderful experience.

Both nights, we left with bellies full and smiles on our faces. If you have a chance for one meal in Capri, make it Al Chiaro di Luna!

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