Where to Eat on a Budget in Sorrento

There is a vast selection of places to eat in Sorrento, including restaurants, cafès, gelato shops, pizzerias, and pubs. Here is a quick guide to help you choose the best spots to dine at in the center of Sorrento where you can eat well on a budget.

If you have your own trasportation, we recommend driving through the areas of Colli di Fontanelle, Colli di San Pietro, Casarlano, and Sant'Agata sui Due Goli...all are full of restaurants and traditional trattorias which are far from the tourist crowds and often have a more authentic atmosphere than those in the center of Sorrento.

Pizzerias in Sorrento

A good option for an inexpensive dinner is pizza, and there are a number of excellent traditional pizzerias in Sorrento. Here are some of the most well-known:


This is the pizzeria owned by Antonino Esposito, a celebrity pizzaiolo who often appears on Italian television. The pizzeria is located inside the bowling alley on Via Sant’Antonino. Try “la frusta sorrentina”, his signature dish.

Da Franco

Just a few steps from Piazza Angelina Lauro, this pizzeria makes "pizza by the meter", perfect if you are dining with a group of family or friends. The waiter will ask how many servings you want and your favorite toppings, and you will be served one long pizza cut into slices which are divided by topping. There are 16 slices of pizza per meter, which is enough for about 4 hungry people. The atmosphere is casual, with plastic tableware, shared tables, and fast service.

La pizza a metro

The capital of "pizza a metro" is the small town of Vico Equense, which is easy to reach by Circumvesuviana train from Sorrento. The famous "Università della Pizza", otherwise known as "Da Gigino - Pizza a Metro", is located here, considered the best pizza by the meter around.


This is a branch of the famous pizzeria in Naples, and has just recently opened in Piazza Lauro under the portico. They serve classic Neapolitan pizza.


This spot began as a simple gelateria, but has added a pizzeria in their historic located at the beginning of Corso Italia. They serve Neapolitan-style pizza with a number of unique and gourmet toppings. Highly recommended!

Sandwiches in Sorrento


This spot in Piazza Angelina Lauro makes excellent sandwiches prepared with local ingredients. You can choose from their sandwich menu or order a custom sandwich made fresh.

A’ Marenna

Local slang for "snack", A' Marenna is a small bistrot run by two women from Naples and Puglia that specializes in sandwiches made with the best Neapolitan and Puglian ingredients.

Inexpensive Fish and Seafood Restaurants in Sorrento

Da Emilia

This historic restaurant is in the fishing village of Marina Grande, and you will recognize it easily by its bright blue and white checked tablecloths. You can order a platter of fried seafood and fish or a generous serving of spaghetti with clams and spend less than EUR 20-25.

Local Cuisine

La Cantinaccia del Popolo

Locals love this restaurant for its meat dishes, but there are also good pasta dishes, charcuterie, and cheeses. A rustic atmosphere and great prices!