Are you traveling to the Amalfi Coast in Italy and looking for top-notch gluten free restaurant recommendations? I've got you covered!
We recently visited the stunning Amalfi Coast in Italy in September 2019. Here's where we ate, and what we ordered!
Gluten Free Italian Travel Card
Before you travel to Italy make sure you print out a handful of these super helpful Celiac cards that you can hand out to any non-English speaking wait staff and chefs to make sure your meal is prepared gluten free: https://www.celiactravel.com/cards/italian/
Hostaria di Bacco: You will be blown away by the views at this Michelin-Starred restaurant. It's located in beautiful Furore about an hour drive East of Positano. The restaurant is attached to a small bed and breakfast, which we had the pleasure of being guests at for 3 nights. We loved the food at Hostaria di Bacco so much that we ate dinner here all 3 nights! The staff treated us like family. Every seat in the restaurant is completely breathtaking and overlooks the Mediterranean Sea! Even just an ordinary glass of house wine tastes like a million dollars with this spectacular view. We even caught a glimpse of Jeff Bezos cruising by in his mega-yacht! He declined to invite us onboard, but we still threw a "cheers" his way.
We Tried: Nearly everything on the menu! They are amazing at accommodating gluten free diners, and provided an assortment of gluten free breads, pastas, and cookies. A favorite was the "Linguine all Aolatura di Alici Secondo Erminia con Colatura Tradizionale di Alici di Cetara", which is code for "Linguine with traditional Cetara's anchovy extract, chopped olives, capers, pine nuts, and walnuts". Amazing!
Ristorante Valle dei Mulini: This restaurant is nestled in a lemon orchard in the heart of Positano and has a delicious menu of Mediterranean and Italian cuisine. Take a break from the heat and the crowds and enjoy a delicious lunch! Don't be shy about flagging down your waiter if you need anything. They are trained to leave you alone, and you could end up spending hours there without ever being "checked on" unless you speak up.
We Tried: Gluten free pasta in a white garlic sauce with potatoes, corn, and cured ham, and a seafood medley in a green basil sauce. Both were excellent!
Private Gluten Free Cooking Class: Our favorite thing we did during our stay was take a private cooking class at Michelin-Starred Hositaria di Bacco. We made gluten free ricotta and mozzarella ndunderi (similar to gnocchi) with tomato basil sauce, gluten free linguini with fresh mussels caught that morning and garlic sauce, lemon olive oil poached fish and zucchini, and cookies made with almond flour and prickly pear liquor made just down the road. Everything was phenomenal, and the chefs were super friendly! They even provided a translator. We had so much fun, and then we went back to our hotel room for a 3 hour food coma. Don't miss this amazing experience!
Blog disclaimer: This blog, and its author, are not affiliated in any way with the restaurants or chefs mentioned above, and does not make any representations, warranties, or guarantees that the dishes mentioned or featured in this blog are gluten free, safe for consumption by those suffering from Celiac Disease, or available. The information contained herein is accurate as of the date of publishing and has not, and will not, be updated to reflect current menu offerings, restaurant closures, restaurant website links, or any other information that may be pertinent. If you are interested in dining with one of the above-mentioned facilities, please contact the facility directly and ensure that it is able to accommodate any dietary requirements you may have.