- The closet garden in the heart of Anacapri
- Delicious fresh homemade food
- A leisure informal atmosphere
- Hours: 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm / 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
- Closed: Tuesday
- Annual closure: from 31 October 2016 to 23 March 2017
Il Solitario - AnacapriGo to the top
In Anacapri there is a local eatery which has been a favorite since opening in 1960 as just a humble osteria featuring local wine, cheese and cured meats, and gossip.
Since then, the Trattoria Il Solitario has become a favorite spot to sample the most authentic and traditional cooking on Capri in their quiet internal garden shaded by an immense ivy canopy and in a warm and welcoming island atmosphere.
From the simple plates of salami and cheese first served, to the stuffed peppers, ravioli, and eggplant parmesan, featured today: Il Solitario's dishes have become more filling but no less traditional over the years, keeping an eye on the authenticity and freshness of the ingredients. Not convinced? Well, let's just say that the daily fish special is only on the menu when Il Solitario finds fresh enough fish at that morning's fishermen's market.
Among the trattoria's guests, Pope Benedict XVI, visiting Capri while still Cardinal and, more recently, the Italian.American mayor of New York City, Bill de Blasio, have both enjoyed Il Solitario's welcoming atmosphere and comforting food.
Combining historic recipes from Anacapri and the traditional flavors of the island, Il Solitario's hostess Carmen is passionate about keeping the long traditional of Capri's local cuisine alive and making Il Solitario a restaurant landmark in Capri: a place with excellent food served at a fair price.
What former guests say about Il SolitarioGo to the top
Il Solitario: TripAdvisor reviews®Back to the top
A real find
I came here after referring to a guide book for the best restaurants in Anacapri, and was bowled over by the quality of the food, and the pleasant ambience: a garden or terrace just big enough for a... more »
Una piacevole scoperta
Che dire... abbiamo cenato due volte al Solitario. La prima cena è stata buona, ma la seconda eccezionale. Pasta con le zucchine, burrata e tartare di tonno,... fantastiche. Il pane di casa è una more »
Expensive non personal service
Cannot understand all the 5 star reviews for this place. The garden was nice but very quiet and they were playing cover version of smiths songs which leaves a rather somber atmosphere. Food was okay... more »
Il Solitario: LocationBack to the top
Wandering Anacapri's old town, the highest point on the island of Capri, is pure pleasure. The San Michele Church with its magnificent majolica floor, the historic Aragonese tower, now the Casa Rossa Museum, the main church, and the numerous tiny workshops, artisan boutiques, and stores lining the lanes are all steps from the tiny flowering alleyway which marks the entrance to the Trattoria Il Solitario: it doesn't get any more convenient than this!