Mammà Restaurants Capri


Restaurant €€€

Mammà Restaurants Capri

Food with soul, just like Mom used to make

Mammà - Food with soul, just like Mom used to make

  1. Michelin starred chef Salvatore La Ragione
  2. The "menù degustazione" tasting menu
  3. A bright terrace looking over the Bay of Naples


  • Hours: Lunch: noon - 3:30 Dinner: 7:30pm - 1:00am
  • Open daily
  • Annual closure: from 1 November 2018 to 25 March 2019
  • Via Madre Serafina, 11 - Capri View on the map

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by Mammà

Salvatore La Ragione


Mi alzo tutti i giorni alle 6.30 per andare al mercato a scegliere i prodotti migliori e cucinarli. Proprio come farebbe mammà!

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Contact Mammà directly

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Mammà - Capri

With this quote, chef Gennaro Esposito perfectly articulates his philosophy in the kitchen:

If my cooking were an emotion, it would be altruism: my dishes are flavored with my desire to pass on a sense of joy and excitement to whomever tastes them. I put my soul into my cooking, just like Mammà would.

It was with this philosophy that this star chef opened Mammà, a restaurant specializing in Neapolitan cuisine just steps from the Piazzetta along the lane toward Santa Teresa at the former site of the storied Ristorante Gemma, where visiting intellectuals would gather in the 1930's. This is one of the most beautiful spots on the island, with a sweeping terrace over the Bay of Naples.

Chef Esposito's philosophy was a winning one, as he was awarded a Michelin star in 2015, just two years after inaugurating his Mammà.

Star-Quality Ingredients

Chef Esposito, after having worked in Montecarlo and Paris and as head chef at the famed Torre del Saracino in Vico Equense, brought to Capri his unique style based on a cuisine featuring traditional dishes and excellent local fish and seafood with his menu at Mammà. Only the freshest and most local ingredients are allowed to pass through his kitchen doors each morning, brought by the best fishermen in Capri and farmers in Anacapri and selected personally by Esposito.

Inside the kitchen at Mammà, Salvatore La Ragione, former student of Gennaro Esposito and today a respected chef in his own right, is also hard at work...hard enough to have earned his first Michelin star in 2015. His dishes are simple yet complex, founded on a selection of only the best ingredients and a careful preparation with particular attention to the blend of flavors. The results are minor masterpieces of Mediterranean cuisine.

The Rules at Mammà

Inside the restaurant, guests can read the house rules posted on the chalkboard:

  • There is only one Mammà
  • Mammà is a new concept in dining, aimed at ensuring you the best meal each day
  • No one knows better than we do the best dishes of the us!
  • Mammà does not have cold storage or freezers
  • Mammà creates each daily menu based on the freshest ingredients that morning, for the smallest environmental impact possible

A Feast for the Eyes

Your meal at Mammà is made even more memorable by the attentive staff, who welcomes you to the elegant dining room, decorated in an understated palette of whites and beiges, with accents inspired by the azure water of the surrounding Mediterranean. The careful decor is the perfect backdrop for both the cuisine and the breathtaking view over the Bay of Naples and the Piazzetta, and the three together guarantee an unforgettable culinary experience.

Mammà: the specialites

Tagliatella di seppia con insalate di verdure

Mammà Capri

Tagliatella di seppia con insalate di verdure

La tagliatella di seppia con insalate di verdure primaverili è un tributo alla freschezza che il porticato contemporaneo di Mammà richiama appena si varca la soglia di ingresso.

Potato "gnocchi" with seafood

Mammà Capri

Potato "gnocchi" with seafood

Potato "gnocchi" (fresh pasta) filled with ricotta cheese, basil and seafood sauce.

Spaghetti with vesuvian tomatoes

Mammà Capri

Spaghetti with vesuvian tomatoes

The famous "Spaghetti n.12" made with Pomodorino del Vesuvio. A very simple dish that highlights the flavor of tomatoes.

Dried figs risotto with basil pesti and salt cod

Mammà Capri

Dried figs risotto with basil pesti and salt cod

A Northen dish with all the flavours and the fragrances of Southern Italy

Slice of daily fish

Mammà Capri

Slice of daily fish

Slice of daily fish with potatoes, capers, and "nocerino" springs onions, low temperature cooked.

What former guests say about Mammà

"It's difficult to find the words to describe something so fantastic! Unforgettable experience at Mammà Restaurant, both for food and location. Highly recommended!"

1 traveller agrees

"Don't miss it! The location, the quality of the ingredients food, the stunning panorama and the friendly staff make Mamma a perfect place to enjoy a meal."

1 traveller agrees

"Nice location and excellent food but the prices are exorbitant! It is once-in-a-lifetime-experience! "

1 traveller agrees

"Delicious and innovative food, with different particular tasting matching perfectly together. Beautiful decor and great view. Approved! "

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Mammà: TripAdvisor reviews®

4/5 TripAdvisor Traveler Rating Based on 400 recensioni »

Cozy fine dining at Mamma’s

5/5 1 April 2018

From the minute we arrived (‘welcome to our restaurant’), we were so well taken care of by Vincenzo and the team (or family, it felt like dining at someone’s house- with a master chef behind the... more »


5/5 3 March 2018

We had lunch at Mamma and what a great experience. The food was terrific and more importantly the wine list and quality of the ambiance. more »

Restaurant for Fun & Fine Food

5/5 14 November 2017

We had heard about this restaurant and its reputation for fine food. What we found was a warm, and friendly environment that made us feel welcome as friends. The food service lived up to its... more »

Mammà: Insider Reviews


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Cucina gourmet e panorama da sogno: gli ingredienti per una serata perfetta...

Se siete in cerca di un posto romantico, panoramico e dove si mangi divinamente bene, l'indirizzo giusto è Mammà. La sala si trova su una grande terrazza coperta e riparata dal vento da un grande vetrata che dà l'impressione quasi di essere all'aperto. Nelle calde serate estive si può anche cenare sui tavolini messi all'aperto. Lo sguardo va dal Monte Solaro al Campanile della Piazzetta con il mare davanti. Vi consiglio di arrivare non troppo tardi per godervi le luci del tramonto.

Ma non fatevi distrarre troppo dal panorama: da Mammà si viene soprattutto per la cucina stellata dello chef Salvatore La Ragione, stella Michelin nel 2015 e pupillo di Gennaro Esposito che detta la linea del ristorante. Leggete pure il menù, ma poi lasciatevi consigliare e suggerire un percorso guidato tra i sapori "di mammà". Non ve ne pentirete!

Mammà: Location

The Ristorante Mammà is on Via Madre Serafina, just steps from the Piazzetta di Capri in the town's historic center along the road towards Santa Teresa.

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