Lo Scoglio da Tommaso is a world-renowned restaurant and hotel
in the seaside village of Marina del Cantone on Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Founded in 1958 by the De Simone family, and now run by the
third generation, Lo Scoglio offers the finest examples of local cuisine
– with produce fresh from the sea and the family farm.
“The simple preparation of spaghetti with yellow tomatoes and garlic at Lo Scoglio, a modest seaside family-run restaurant in Marina del Cantone, on the Amalfi Coast, was another of these epiphanies. While in both instances it’s nearly impossible to separate the natural beauty of the surroundings from the meal, the common thread remains the primacy of—and confidence in—restraint. (Not to mention in the peak ripeness and local cultivation of fresh produce.) ”
— Pilar Guzmán, Editor in Chief
The Meals That Changed Our Lives
“The food at Lo Scoglio is simple and direct, as close to land and sea as it gets. Fork-tender octopus. Bracingly bitter escarole sweetened with raisins. Baby eggplant swaddling still-warm mozzarella. And the setting perfectly fits the meal. Despite the A-list regulars — Spielberg, Springsteen — the vibe is defiantly unpretentious. You can’t help but kick off your sandals and gaze out at the blue-green water while bees buzz around your dessert and boats buzz around the bay. That sun-drenched September afternoon was the beginning of my love affair with Lo Scoglio.”
— Nilou Motamed, Editor in Chief
“The simple spaghetti with zucchini, linguine con cicala and zuppa di pesce are likely contenders for the best meal of your life. Don't miss the verdure miste, a copper pan of cooked seasonal vegetables from the family's farm, capable of turning any carnivore a bit more green.”
— Adam H. Graham
“Once you've arrived at Lo Scoglio, the rest of the world will fall away." And an exquisite falling-away is indeed what occurred over the next three days: The moment our gaze settled on the cerulean water with the Li Galli islands in the distance, the interminable journey was gone. The lingering buzz of Rome's motorinos, gone. An agenda as to what to do for the rest of our vacation, gone. And by the end of our visit, assumptions about what makes food good, gone.”
— Hugh Garvey
“Love affairs have been built on less, and mine with Lo Scoglio and the De Simone family has been going strong ever since. I come back at least once a year — by myself, with my dad, with my husband, with Italian relatives, with big and small groups of friends. Everybody loves Lo Scoglio.”
— Pavia Rosati, Founder