While the Excelsior Victoria and the Imperial Tramontano offer the most exclusive -- and memorable -- dining experiences with superb food served on terraces overlooking the sea, there are many other restaurants along Sorrento's waterfront and in the medieval center that cater to every taste and budget.

A Gelato to Remember

The absolute best gelato parlor in the whole area -- and maybe in the whole country -- is Davide Il gelato, Via Padre Reginaldo Giuliani 39 (tel. 081-8072092; closed Wed in winter), producing divine homemade gelato made with typical regional fruits and specialties. Among the 60 flavors (more or less, depending on the day), we favor the sweet and deliciously creamy noci di Sorrento (Sorrento walnuts), the rich cioccolato con canditi (dark chocolate cream studded with candied oranges), the sinful rhum babĂ  (rum-flavored cream with bits of soft cake), and the heavenly delizia al limone (a delectable lemon cream). You'll definitely have to return, at least once (or twice, or three times . . .) to sample them all.


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