As you leave Santa Maria and head up to the village of Castellabate, there is a sign just before you arrive at the village for Mocaria, the most stylish restaurant in the area, lovingly owned and managed by Tonino, He used the have the largest discotheque in southern Italy.
As you arrive at the restaurant you will see the Mocaria VW Beetle in the car park, surrounded by flower pots and a welcome sign. As you go into the restaurant, you will be blown away for sure. Mocaria has breathtaking views over Santa Maria and the Amalfi Coast, and the island of Capri Romantic or what? Built on 2 levels there is a big outdoor seating area and the smaller terrace pictured below. There is seating inside, with a fantastic wine cellar, and then a lower level with a bar where you can sit and relax with a drink, or dance the night away.
Tonino will give you a very warm welcome and you will feel really at home, as he delights you with an extensive choice of food, all locally sourced. He knows his stuff where wine is concerned and will tempt you with the very best wines to accompany your chosen dish. A favorite dessert of mine at Mocaria is the chocolate pudding.. it is better than you know what!!! A must try for sure.
Mocaria is the perfect venue for a wedding or wedding reception. This year, Keith and Sara tie the knot on the terrace on the 6th June and then will enjoy canapés and dinner. More couples will enjoy dinner here with live music, dancing, and fireworks during the balmy summer nights of 2012.
What do I love most about Mocaria? I have to say it is the warmth of the host, the professional staff, (food of course) and most importantly the attention to detail. Nothing is too much trouble, and last year Tonino and his wife Marissa spent two days prior to the wedding of Dave and Kate on 9th June 2011 setting the scene for the wedding reception, and adding lots of tiny details that really enhanced the evening such as local flavours, and a love poem from Mocaria.