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Positano’s breezy, outdoor dining experiences add something special to even the simplest of dishes. From crispy margherita pizzas to freshly caught frutti di mare (mixed seafood), here are our Forbes Travel Guide editors’ picks for the top five things to eat in this seaside paradise:
1. Zuppe di mare. Originally a simple favorite of fisherman, this seafood soup is a historic favorite in Positano and making a comeback among locals and tourists alike.
2. Limoncello. This neon-yellow, lemon-flavored liquor is served ice cold and made with more than just its namesake fruit. Mixed with a hint of strawberry, walnuts and even rose petals, this famous local drink makes for the perfect after-dinner cocktail or a mid-day refreshment.
3. Margherita pizza. Pizza crust in southern Italy is baked thin and crispy and topped with fresh tomatoes and mozzarella. Don’t be surprised if you breeze through an entire pizza by yourself – and consider ordering another. It’s that delicious.
4. Grilled fish in lemon sauce. Whether it’s a nice piece sole or squid, definitely try this fresh, simple staple that’s on the menu at just about every restaurant in Positano.
5. Lemon granita. Lemon granita is an old-time favorite that’s sort of like a lemonade-flavored slushy. Try it with limoncello for a refreshing cocktail.