Oct 14, 2013

Positano: Fattoria La Tagliata


When I think about our time along the Amalfi Coast, our stop in Positano and the food we ate there always comes to the forefront of my mind. Before we even stepped foot on the beach or wandered down any beautiful cobblestone streets, we ate the most delicious Italian feast I've ever experienced. Fattoria La Tagliata is a colorful quaint restaurant tucked away into Positano's lush green hillside, high above the shops and hotels in the city center. If our tour guide hadn't suggested it, we may have never known it existed. The locals know all the good stuff. As we walked into the cliffside al fresco dining area, we were greeted by the restaurant owner's son, Peppino, a sweet fella excited for La Tagliata's first patrons of the day. He happily sat us at a rustic table with impeccable sea views and signaled to the kitchen for our feast to begin.

Bottles of house wine were already lining the table, opened and ready to be poured. Naturally, we all dove in like rabid animals as the smell of pecorino and prosciutto began to fill the restaurant. Our first course (aside from the plethora of wine and bread) was a slurry of antipasto bites--homemade buffalo mozzarella (from the local mountains of Campania), proscitutto & peas, mini calzones, parma ham & melon, marinated eggplant, fagioli & chickpeas, and fresh bruschetta--all passed around family style. Next up, a parade of freshly-made pastas including cheese-stuffed ravioli, gnocchi with tomato sauce, fusilli with pumpkin, and meat cannelloni came marching down the table. My favorite? The gnocchi. Like little pillows of heaven swimming in fragrant tomato sauce. D and I still talk about that pasta and how it's the best we've ever tasted. As if the plethora of pasta and antipasto wasn't enough to stuff you full, the last course, a plate of homemade cakes and pastries, just about did us in. 
Hands down, the best Italian meal in the history of ever. 

If you get the chance to drive along the crystal blue Amalfi Coast, make sure you stop in charming Positano for 3 courses of authentic Italian heaven. Signora Dora and her family will treat you right and leave you speechless with their spell-bounding views and out-of-this-world local homemade cuisine. I'm not sure a meal will ever compare to the one we ate at La Tagliata...and that's quite alright with me. :)

31 comments:

  1. i love asking the locals on where to eat. you always find the best places that are tucked away, just waiting to be found!

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  2. beautiful pics! would love to go there some day...

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    1. Thanks so much! I hope you do get to visit! :)

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  3. My mom's best friend, my mom and I were together this weekend and we were all reminiscing about our Mediterranean cruise and the amazing food we ate while in Italy and along the Amalfi coast - the US version just doesn't compare!! Just seeing your pictures of that gnocchi makes my mouth water! I wish I could click my heels and be transported back there right now...SIGH! :)

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  4. My God, that picture of you standing against the railing is gorgeous (because you're in it!). These pictures remind me so much of my time in Cinque Terre on our honeymoon. I wanna go back!

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  5. That food looks amazing!!! and I love the plates :)

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  6. oh my goodness. Yum! and Wow...gorgeous!

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  7. Wonderful pictures once again! I love the antipasto plate, my favorite food in Italy!
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  8. I stopped and looked at the dessert picture for a good moment or two... I just want to grab them right from the page!

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  9. This.looks.amazing! Words can't even describe. And those views... it is like a little slice of heaven!

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  10. I've seen quite a few people posting about trips to Positano recently and it's made me so desperate to visit myself! It looks so beautiful; the perfect place to get away for a long weekend. It's definitely on my list now :)

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  11. Great trip. Wish I had a chance to go to Amalfi coast and Positano when I stayed in Naples the other week. Looks beautiful. But it does look like we had some of the same amazing stuffed ravioli in your pic as I had in Capri! Yum!

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    1. Best pasta in the world, I'm sure of it! :) Hope you had a great trip yourself!

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  12. Oh my gosh, you just made me so hungry and craving a trip to Italy at the same time. It looks so good and so beautiful!

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  13. Wow! That water!!! The restaurant looks like an amazing spot to relax and enjoy some lunch.

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  14. These pictures! This place! Beautiful!

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  15. Beautiful photos! We're trying to decide where to go next summer and Italy keeps popping up :)

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    1. Thank you, Kayli!! Italy would be a perfect place to vacation! Especially the Amalfi Coast...so gorgeous there. :)

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  16. I spy with my little eye... Limoncello! :)

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  17. Wow - this looks like such a wonderful place. The food looks divine - I am so hungry now!

    Molly

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    1. Girl, me too! I was drooling putting this post together! :)

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  18. This post make me miss Italy in oh so many ways!!! Such a slice of paradise right there!!

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  19. Looks amazing! Thanks for sharing these photos.

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  20. Hey Casey, sorry if I missed where you'd mentioned this before, but what cruise line did you cruise with that took you to the Amalfi Coast? My husband and I are both in the Air Force and stationed in Germany (our second time here), and we love traveling and cruising! I've been dying to visit Positano. Thanks for the help!
    PS- Your pictures are beautiful.

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    1. Thank you!!! We took a cruise on the Celebrity Reflection to this location. TO DIE FOR! :)

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