Friday, June 30, 2006

The Best Pizza in Capri can be found at Ristorante Da Gemma. The oven photographed above dates back to 1300 and it's the oldest bread oven on Island, incorporated above it is a tile depicting Sant' Antonio Abate known as the "Lord of Fire". When you walk in turn left and head straight for the "oven room", it's where to sit, don't be distracted and ask for a table on the veranda. Here you can watch Silvio at work, he has been making pizzas for thirty five years. His specialty is the Sfilatino a stuffed bundle of cheeses and ham and it's so delicious. This was the favorite restaurant of Britain's greatest novelist, Graham Greene, who had a house in Anacapri called Il Rosaio, you can read all about his life on the island in Shirley Hazzard's memoir called Graham Greene on Capri. Before you leave Da Gemma, it is also fun to look at the photo gallery in the main room of all the other film stars and Vips who have been there since the 1950's.
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