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Because of its fine cuisine and delectable beverages, nightlife along the Amalfi coastline is almost always equated to food and drinks. After all, these gastronomical delights are best enjoyed by the sea, where the cool breeze invigorates appetite for both eating and socialising.

Amalfi is peppered with open air cafes and nightclubs that maximize the visual and sensory appeal of its setting. In Sorrento, the Piazza Tasso is considered as the best place to have the ultimate Italian gustatory experience, with its wide variety of bars restaurants, where one can enjoy local specialties and delicacies, such as the limoncello, gnocchi alla sorrentina, octopus casserole and spider crab soup. After all, the Amalfi coastline is known for its fresh seafood harvest as well as its lush vegetation.

If it is pizza and pasta that you are after, you may want to drop by the L' Antica Trattoria Ristorante Pizzeria which offers a wide assortment of such dishes. The ambiance is elegant yet casual and is an ideal place for food and friends. What’s more, the waiters speak and understand english, which makes ordering an easy and informative experience. Some of their bestsellers are the Ravioli Mamma Rosa and the Seafood Special, both cooked in extra virgin olive oil.

Those who want to try eating by the sea may try the Amalfi Restaurant, along the wharfs of the city. It offers a panoramic view of the ocean and guests can even enjoy a dip in the water before or after or even in the middle of a meal. Naturally, seafood, cooked in a variety of ways, is their specialty. Another seafood place to look out for is the Lo Smeraldino which scores high points for food, ambiance and service. Try to ask to be seated by the deck so you can appreciate a view of the nearby marina. If it’s variety that you’re looking for then the Pesce D’ Oro may be the place for you. Fresh seafood is sealed in parchment paper before being cooked in order to seal the juices in, making it a very sumptuous fare you should not forego.

What better way to cap off a great meal than with even better dessert? You can try pastries baked the Italian way at the Pasticceria Pansa. Although quite pricey, every morsel is worth every cent. Or to complete the Italian dining experience, you can opt for the gelato shop near The Duomo (the Amalfi Cathedral).

Dinner can be followed with a number of options: the young, hip crowd may enjoy the nightclubs in the area where, if they get lucky, they may bump into a celebrity while dancing along with the lively music. The Club L’Africana in Amalfi is one of the more famous nightspots because aside from the vast music genres that it plays, the venue itself is a wonder, with guests having to enter it through a walkway that is not only engraved but also descends to the sea.

The more mature and refined ones, on the other hand, can choose to head over to a wine bar that offers soothing jazz tunes or be enthralled with a classical concert at the cloisters of the Saint Francis monastery. Should tourists manage to come over during the summer, they can take part in the annual Sorrento Summer of Music or the Wagner Music Festival, which showcases brilliant and vibrant performances from both recognized and upcoming musicians.

Visitors can also try The Bar Francese, a coffee shop along Piazza del Duomo, where choices (together with their prices) are in plain view of their customers. Choosing which one to get will surely be a difficult task.


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