Saturday, August 4, 2012

Ristorante a' Paranza

Ristorante a' Paranza in Atrani, the small city adjacent to Amalfi, is one restaurant that seemed to be very popular among the online travel guides and food forums I checked prior to our trip. I had a feeling that it had to be good because several people insisted that you walk there. Granted it only took us fifteen minutes to get there, but there seemed to be plenty of options in Amalfi. My hunch was quickly backed up by a couple we met in Ischia who highly recommended pezzogne, the grilled sea bream. Sure enough, the food met or exceeded our expectations. In addition to the pezzogne, we ordered scampi gratin (pictured above), fritto misto (fried seafood mix in the photo below), tuna pasta with celery, carrot, and onion (third photo from top), ravioli filled with fresh fish (at bottom), zucchini flowers stuffed with sheep's cheese, shrimp with chickpea sauce, raw seafood platter with shrimp, langoustines, and clams, blue fin carpaccio, and giant prawns in brandy sauce. All were extremely tasty, especially the tuna pasta. That dish stunned us all as the seafood novice chose it.

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