Right in Piazza Tasso, Sorrento’s main square, is O Canonico 1898, a restaurant that, as you can understand from its name, carries a long-standing reputation and a lot of respect for its tradition.
This is a family restaurant, the pride of the members of the Terminalia family. But that does not mean that the current generation lives thanks to the glory of the evening. Every morning the kitchen staff get up and build a new menu. Every day according to the successful raw materials available in the markets and the season. And this is alongside a more traditional and stable menu with familiar dishes served in the restaurant for 120 years.
On the regular menu, you can find dishes typical of the region with lots of seafood, portions of pasta, and a wealth of ingredients. If this has whetted your appetite, here are some examples:
Among the starters, you can find several different types of carpaccio, octopus with pumpkin and dark chocolate carvings, or a salad of crunchy vegetables.
In the next step, for the main, you can decide between fish soup, Fiorentina steak, and a variety of other unique dishes such as duck breast with cinnamon, nuts, and orange or beef fillet in basil sauce. And yes, there is also pizza. And that’s just from the regular menu.
The restaurant also offers dishes that are suitable for those who are sensitive to gluten.
As you can guess, a place that puts such thought into its menu will not neglect the wine menu. The restaurant’s wine cellar and began to function as a wine store. Hundreds of these were invented by the Terminalia family.
Prices in Ristorante ‘O Canonico are higher than average. After all, this is a restaurant in an attractive location, with a tradition of over a century and an elaborate menu, so the price levels are not surprising.