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Best Lunch Ever: Lo Scoglio, Amalfi Coast

by Pavia Rosati

 
Appetizers continue: sea urchins on ice.

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.

Pavia is the founder of Fathom. She splits her time between New York City and London but is happiest on the Sorrentine Peninsula. You can follow her at @pavianyc on Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest. She travels for the four-hour lunches.

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