Best Lunch Ever: Lo Scoglio, Amalfi Coast
by Pavia Rosati
The best way to start the meal, or to continue the appetizers, depending the order of your courses, is with several platters of fresh seafood. There's a great old guy, a real salt-of-the-sea figure, who walks around Lo Scoglio in a Speedo carrying a spear and a netted bag. He's got to be in his 70s. He's the urchin man, and it's not uncommon to find him hoisting himself up onto the deck around noon (with a lot more grace than "hoist" would imply) with the morning's haul collected from the surounding waters, ready to serve throughout the day.