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Canzone Del Mare Restaurant – Capri, Italy

Sunday, May 11th, 2008

Via Marina Piccola, 93
80073 Capri (Napoli)
Tel. +39 081 8370104
Fax. +39 081 8370541
Credit Cards: All Major
Prices: Expensive – Very Expensive

View of the Fariglioni RocksLa Canzone del Mare (Song of the Sea) is located directly above the water in the Marina Piccolo. They have a salt-water pool that is emptied every evening and refilled every morning. You are just steps away from the sea and you may prefer to swim in the little pebble beach cove below the restaurant. Emilio Pucci had one of his first shops near the entrance at one time in the early sixties.
The little beachThe singer Gracie Fields, resided on the top floor of the restaurant building and I spotted her many times years ago while she was entertaining Arab Sheiks on the large terrace.

You must pay an entrance fee to use the facilities, plus deck chairs, towels, etcetera. It can add up quickly.

The restaurant has always been the most expensive and chic place to have lunch on the sea in Capri.
Beach chairYou may choose from local whole grilled fish (not listed on the menu) but they are sold by the gram and today any one of them that you might choose are outrageously expensive. Anything on the menu is slightly higher than the going price at the rest of the seaside restaurants.

This Beach Club and restaurant is an institution in Capri, and no matter what it costs it is worth going to the place at least once, and if you stick to the printed menu it will not be a painful experience.