With a dining room as welcoming as a home, a beautiful ivy-shaded garden in Anacapri's old town, and a menu inspired by Capri's traditional dishes, Trattoria Il Solitario is the perfect spot for those looking for simple, authentically traditional island cuisine.
Everyone in Anacapri knows the Il Solitario restaurant. When it opened in 1960, locals would gather here over a glass of wine with friends, perhaps paired with a plate of rustic cheeses and charcuterie, to play cards and gossip with neighbors.
Soon, the garden tables began to groan under the weight of the dishes piled high with local specialties coming out of the kitchen: ravioli, stuffed peppers, eggplant parmesan. And thus, the Ristorante Il Solitario was founded.
Today the friendly hostess Carmen, inspired by the island's customary courtesy, warmth, and love of good food, maintains the long tradition of Il Solitario, welcoming visitors to her informal trattoria for a leisurely meal in a relaxed environment for a fair price.
A number of illustrious guests have enjoyed meals in Il Solitario's shady garden over the years, including Pope Benedict XVI (though he was a Cardinal at the time) and, just recently, Bill de Blasio, mayor of New York City who was vacationing on Capri with his family.
Featuring traditional recipes from Anacapri, serving fish and seafood daily specials only if there is a catch of the day which merits the plate, combining classic flavors and scents from Capri with contemporary interpretations: the menu at Trattoria Il Solitario is truly a journey of discovery for the palate.
But for purists, never fear: though we may take you on a flavorful voyage, our roots remain deep in the soil of Capri and a steaming plate of classic ravioli capresi are never far from hand.