Hotel Palazzo Sasso, Via San Giovanni del Toro 28, Ravello, 84010
- Recommended for:
- Couples, Foodies, Honeymooners, Mature travellers, Seasoned travellers, Escaping the crowds, Relaxation, Romance, Special occasions
Expert review of Rossellini's
Pino Lavarra, Rossellini's executive chef, has worked with Raymond Blanc at Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons, so his provenance is not in question, and nor is the quality of the food you'll have at this two Michelin-starred hotel restaurant.
The best way to get the most from your visit here is to go for the tasting menu, as in this way you can really experience the ingenuity of the kitchen. On my visit the meal got off to a fascinating start with an egg shell that, once opened revealed raw egg suspended in pork jelly with slices of truffle; the 'egg white' was a green tomato foam frothed with milk. This is clever cooking with fine ingredients. The wine list runs to 75 pages…
The dining room is rather formal (and slightly at odds with the modern menu) but decorated with warm Mediterranean tones of sand, terracotta and cream, with wooden carved chairs and candle-lit linen-clothed tables. Perfect for a romantic dinner à deux.
It's of a extremely high standard. Solicitous waiting staff can describe and explain every dish and, if you're staying at the hotel staff address you by name. The award-winning sommelier is attentive and helpful with selecting wines.
The restaurant of Palazzo Sasso is a short walk (uphill) from Ravello's main square.
As well as the à la carte, there are two tasting menus starting at 85 euros. It's pricey, but a small price to pay for an unforgettable meal.
Dinner on the terrace offers views of the sea and bobbing fishing boats 1,000 feet below.
More information on Rossellini's:
- Price guide:
- Italian, Modern
- Hotel Palazzo Sasso, Via San Giovanni del Toro 28, Ravello, 84010
- 089 81 81 81
- Lunch, Dinner
- Opening times:
- Daily 7pm-midnight.
- Accepts Credit Cards:
- Always essential