Wow! This stunning restaurant is in the middle of a lemon grove, with huge lemons hanging off the trees all above and around you. There were so many lemons that I was slightly worried that one would fall down and hit one of us, but no incidents occurred. Don't worry about rain either -- the restaurant has a retractable roof to switch from dining indoors to al fresco as needed!
|Caroline and Brandon at Da Paolino, dining under the lemon trees.|
|Da Paolino koi pond|
|Lemon Trees at Da Paolino|
I started with an excellent mojito, and they brought me some GF bread and crackers.
|GF crackers at Da Paolino|
|Penne in Lemon Cream Sauce|
I thought that there would be nothing on the dessert buffet for me, but amazingly there were a surprising number of things I could eat. I was incredulous as the waiter took me through and showed me a creme caramel, panna cotta, chocolate pudding, coconut cookies, and two types Torte Caprese (gluten free almond cake) -- lemon and chocolate. There were also large bowls of beautiful berries and mounds of whipped cream.
|Dessert Buffet at Da Paolino|
The Torte was a little dry, but was improved by adding the whipped cream. The creme caramel was just ok, and the chocolate pudding was a little too rich for my tastes, but the panna cotta with raspberry sauce was a real winner. Eating the torte was probably a bit risky from a cross-contamination standpoint, but the pudding/caramel/panna cotta were in individual dishes, which is really nice.
I left in physical pain from eating so much, and I only regretted that I couldn't go back for more! If you are in Capri, this is an experience not to be missed.
|Colin and Caroline at Da Paolino|