Restaurant: Sarceno D’Oro
Location: Viale Pasitea, 254, 84017 Positano SA, Italy. +39 089 812050
Date: June 23, 2015
Rating: Tasty Amalfi Tratoria
On our first night in Positano we hiked (slightly) down the hill to a recommended local spot.
The name translates as the Golden Saracen (generic term for moorish, implying pirate in this context).
The resteraunt is squeezed on both sides of Positano’s single road, split by the busy traffic.
The menu is fairly epic.
2014 Feudi di San Gregorio Fiano di Avellino. The Amalfi whites are dry dry dry.
Packaged gluten free bread!
Marinated local small fish like sardines. These are always yummy.
Gli sfizi del Saraceno. Potatoes and croquets with ham, fried bread, mozzarella cheese and mixed fried vegetables. A whole lotta fry!
Penne alla Siciliana. With mozzarella and eggplant.
Scialatielli allo scoglio. House made pasta with sea food. This was a really nice pasta with an al dente bite and a great tasting gauzetto (garlic, cherry tomato, wine sauce).
Grilled Spigola (seabass).
Tiramisu. Biscuit with cream and coffee. Too much straight whipped cream. Maybe some mascarpone, but certainly not the complex Zabaione, pastry cream, whipped cream, mascarpone I make.
Profiterole al cioccolato. Pastries stuffed with chocolate cream, covered in sauce and whipped cream.
Limoncello. I really want to love limocello, because I do adore lemons, but it’s just so alcoholic tasting. Burns my palette. Better as a gelato flavor.
Overall, food in Positano seems to be a bit more touristy/international than some of the other spots we visited, although this was of course solidly Italian. Still, it was very tasty. The mixed seafood pasta being a highlight.