Slow and fast-food: two apparently contrasting culinary concepts which, at Capri's Donna Rachele wine bar and restaurant, share the very same emphasis on quality. Here, within steps of the Piazzetta, customers can pass an entire evening relaxing over a leisurely meal amongst friends or drop in for a quick snack before heading home after a night on the town, in the knowledge that, be it a full-blown dinner or the merest nibble, everything that comes out of Donna Rachele's kitchen is prepared with the very finest of locally sourced ingredients.
In the restaurant dining room, clients are treated to exciting contemporary versions of traditional local dishes: from Neapolitan sushi to ravioli capresi and breaded anchovies. The wine bar is the ideal choice for those eager to taste one of the 160 excellent labels on the wine list, accompanied by generous platters of Italian cheeses and cold cuts. Customers wishing to dine al fresco should try to grab a place on one of the little balconies overlooking the rooftops of Capri.
Until Loredana inaugurated her wine bar, there was not a single place on the island which stayed open until the early hours of the morning, all year round. No doubt Loredana inherited her entrepreneurial spirit and love of good food and wine from her great grandmother, Donna Rachele. In the late 1800's, Rachele, who owned a little restaurant in Anacapri, became famous for having served none other than the then King of Italy, Umberto II.