As one of the more cosmopolitan islands in the Mediterranean Sea, Capri has long attracted celebrities and luxe vacationers with its' high end boutiques, beautiful hotels and exquisite cuisine. Vacationers will not be disappointed (unless it rains and they can't visit the Grotto Azzura), as Capri is a gastronomical experience not to be skipped. Here are seven must-have sips and bites for when visiting Capri, and exactly where to find them on the island.

Limoncello

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This famously sweet, lemon liqueur originates from the Gulf of Naples, probably because they grow the biggest lemons anyone has ever seen. Typically enjoyed after a meal as a digestive, there is no better place to enjoy a shot of limoncello than Capri, and Da Paolino offers the perfect backdrop for sipping under the lemon trees.


Da Paolino Lemon Trees, Palazzo a Mare Street, 11, 80073 Capri; paolinocapri.com

 

Lemonade



It's clear that lemons are abundant in Capri. So when life gives you lemons, make lemonade. Nothing beats fresh lemonade from this roadside stand on the island of Capri. Squeezed right in front of you with real sugar, just add some mint or orange peel for a refreshing twist on a classic, or try their amazing lemon slushies. It’s the perfect pit-stop on a hot day as you make your way to the famed Augustus Gardens.


Chiosco Tizzano, Viale G.Matteoti, 2, Capri, Island of Capri, Italy

 

Insalata Caprese

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A staple on nearly every menu in Capri. As its name hints, this simple salad of mozzarella cheese, basil and fresh tomatoes originated from this island. You can get some of the best Insalata Caprese from Michel'angelo Ristorante in the main town of Campania, which even features a Mozzarella Bar (offering a range of tasty, locally sourced cheeses) and offers cooking classes to those looking to immerse themselves in the Caprese lifestyle.


Michel'angelo Ristorante & Mozzarella Bar, Via Sella Orta, 10, Capri NA, Italy; caprimichelangelo.com
 

Linguine ai Frutti di Mare

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What's a visit to an island without some fresh seafood? Mussels, clams, calamari, octopus and even sea urchin are not hard to find. Go big when in Capri and order this dish for a healthy dosing of all the best "fruit of the sea” served over pasta in a light red sauce. Ristorante Isidoro provides a hearty serving best to share, and offers some of the best tableside views. With two floors and a rooftop terrace, you’ll get unobstructed views of the Sea, the Bay and the bell tower.

Ristorante Isidoro, Via Roma, 19, 80073 Capri NA, Italy; isidorocapri.com

 

Neapolitan Pizza



The traditionally thin-crust pizza that is native to the region of Naples carried across the waters to Capri, with many restaurants and pizzettas serving up the distinctive pies. But none beats the Neapolitan-style pizza from Aurora Pizza, a hot-spot for celebrities visiting the island, like Jay-Z and Beyonce. Aurora isn’t shy to boast which famed personalities have frequented their charming dining area, with pictures of each notable guest at the restaurant hanging on the walls. Dine among the stars while enjoying pizza and listening to Italian music.


Ristorante Aurora, Via Fuorlovado, 18/22, 80073 Capri NA, Italy. auroracapri.com
 

Torta Caprese

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Flourless chocolate cake is actually a traditional dessert from Capri. Torta Caprese is a decadent chocolate and almond cake dusted with powdered sugar, and best paired with vanilla gelato (and espresso martinis from Al Piccola Bar). Stop by Al Piccola Bar, right in the heart of Campania’s main piazza, for a midday snack after spending hours shopping, or after dinner for this sweet bite and the customary espresso.

Al Piccola Bar, Piazza Umberto I, 80073 Capri, Italy; capri.com/en/c/al-piccolo-bar



Gelato Waffle Cones



Gelato in Italy is amazing, but gelato on a freshly-made waffle cone is out of this world. As you weave in and out of the streets of Capri, you can smell the cones being made at Buonocore Gelateria. It's intoxicating, and will draw you right into this little shop. You can watch them make the waffle cones right in front of you, made to order and served hot off the griddle then filled with your choice of creamy, cold gelato.

Buonocore Gelateria, Via Vittorio Emanuele, 35 Capri (Napoli) Italy; facebook.com/capri.gelateriabuonocore

By Angelina Zeppieri

Angelina is a ​lifestyle writer focusing on travel and food. She is an adrenaline junkie from New York who loves exploring new places, one city, cappuccino, and cocktail at a time. When she's not daydreaming about her next destination, you can find her sipping a margarita, on a yoga mat, or on Instagram sharing her current adventures.