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Restaurant Review: Rossellinis in Ravello, Italy

Steamed Slipper Lobster with an edible spoon

When you travel in a region like Italy’s Amalfi Coast, where there are plenty of Michelin Starred restaurants, you need to try one of them. Truth be told, I sometimes find fine dining a bit stuff and overwrought, but when I learned that Rossellinis Ristorante in Ravello (located in the Palazzo Avino) had not one but 2 Michelin Stars– as well as bunch of other awards– I felt it should be our choice for our one big deal dinner.

Epic views and a wine list to match, plus Rossellinis offers dining al fresco

With both an indoor formal dining room and tables on the terrace where diners can spectacular views while enjoying their dinner al fresco, Rossellinis is not as fussy as some fine dining establishments. The service– from the pre-dinner Prosecco to the after-dessert was flawless and attentive without being suffocating. Chef Michele Deleo was born in Campagnia and cooked at multiple Michelin-starred establishments in Switzerland, France and the United Kingdom before returning to Italy.

Left: Prosecco to start Right: The wine pairings with dinner were spot on

You realize how amazing the meal is going to be when the waiter brings by the selection of breads. Forget about passing on the carbs– you have to try the bread with the ham baked right in it. It’s divine. We relied strongly on our waitstaff for guidance with the menu and asked for the suggested wine pairings.

Book on your cheat day- this is one bread basket you don’t want to skip

As a starter, we went with lobster. We tried the steamed slipper lobster and the pasta with peas and lobster (tortello pasta stuffed with leek and cheek sausage, served on fresh creamed peas with molten egg yolk). While rich, the portion was enough to be satisfying.

The amuse bouche was both beautiful and tasty

Rossellinis also has a fantastic wine cellar and an extensive collection of Italian centric wine. We went with the waiters suggestions.

A gorgeous and well stocked wine cellar ensure they’ll be great wine to pair with your meal

Left: Wine by the glass selections Right: Glasses for Grappa

Pasta with peas and lobster

The Chateau Briande for two was prepared table side

For our entree, we had the Chateau Briande for two. It was prepared beautifully table side and served with seasonal vegetables. The beef was melt-in-your-mouth tender.

Perfectly done and delicious, the beef was melt-in-your-mouth tender

For dessert we went with the waiter’s suggestions again– one chocolate, one non-chocolate. The standout was the lager-infused chocolate passion served with a beer gelée, which was tasty while being sophisticated.

A selection of desserts including the Amalfi Sfusato

For dessert: puffed rice served with red fruit compote, carrot sorbet and licorice infused ice cream.

We didn’t have much room for the after dessert course

Rossellinis is great pick both for it’s romantic atmosphere and it’s memorable cuisine. Foodies and wine lovers will approve and it’s worth the splurge.

Lager infused Chocolate Passion, complete with beer gelée— pretty to look at yet delicious

Rossellinis also offers 3 set tasting menus as well as a la carte options. The restaurant is only open for dinner only from March to November. Book in advance and request a table outside for a view that pairs nicely with your epic meal. Prices range from €110-€130 euros per person (excluding beverages).

Rosellinis (at Palazzo Avino, formerly known as Palazzo Sasso)

Via San Giovanni del Toro 27

Ravello, Italy:

Phone + 39 089 81 81 81