fine dining & elevated sea views
cuisine with views
Our gourmet restaurant Un Piano Nel Cielo – whose name translates to “a floor in the sky” – owes much to the Amalfi Coast’s natural bounty. Not only does the surrounding landscape yield much of the produce that makes its way to the kitchen, but it also provides knockout sea, sky, and coastal views visible from its top-floor terrace. Large windows in the indoor dining space ensure that all guests, whether eating al fresco or not, can also enjoy the breathtaking coastal scenery.
Menus at Un Piano Nel Cielo take a seasonal slant and borrow from the rich cultural tradition of Campania, with our Chef sourcing much of his produce locally for the restaurant’s reimagined, classic-to-the-region dishes.
With the bountiful waters of the coast a literal stone’s throw away, fish naturally takes pride of place, with everything from tender sautéed squid to lobster spaghetti showing up on the menu. The best cuts of locally sourced meat are also well-represented in carefully considered dishes such as the pistachio-crusted rack of lamb and Marsala-marinated beef. Multi-course tasting menus serve as a platform for the kitchen team to showcase their culinary vision, with vegetarian tasting menu options available for non-meat eaters. Sommeliers are also on-hand to help diners pick the perfect accompaniment from the extensive collection of Italian and international wines.
Leopoldo Elefante is the Executive Chef of Un Piano Nel Cielo. Born and raised in the Campania region of Italy, Leopoldo started cooking at age 14. Growing up in a family where food played a large role, Leopoldo attributes his culinary interest to the countless hours spent in the kitchen under the guidance of his mother and grandmother.
Leopoldo began his professional culinary career at the Hotel Management School in the historic town of Castellammare di Stabia, in the metropolitan city of Naples, where he graduated with a Culinary Arts and Culinary Services degree in 2002. From Rome to the Amalfi Coast, Leopoldo has held positions at some of Italy’s most notable restaurants, including three-Michelin-starred Reale in Castel Di Sangro, where he worked under the guidance of Niko Romito, as well as two Michelin-starred Quattro Passi and Oliver Glowing.
Many prominent chefs have a mentor who teaches them to push the boundaries; for Leopoldo, that was culinary master Gualtiero Marchesi, the first Italian chef to be awarded three Michelin stars, and recognized for his iconic saffron rice with edible gold leaves. Not only drawing inspiration for his cuisine from his mentor, Leopoldo attributes his culinary masterpieces to exploring the fresh vegetation, colors, and smells of the great outdoors in his hometown of Campania.
In 2017, Leopoldo Elefante joined Un Piano Nel Cielo, where he has held the position of Executive Chef at Casa Angelina. Defining a balance between presentation and taste, Leopoldo’s elegant menu for Un Piano Nel Cielo features the freshest seasonal ingredients from the best local suppliers of the Amalfi Coast, while playfully presented to diners and complemented by a diverse wine collection. To ensure Leopoldo’s cuisine reflects the culinary traditions of the Mediterranean coast, each dish is prepared with a gourmet touch.
Our chef sources the bulk of his produce locally for the menu’s reimagined classic dishes.
Multi-course tasting menus serve as a platform for the kitchen team to showcase their culinary vision with vegetarian tasting menu options available for non-meat eaters.
Sommeliers are also on-hand to help diners pick the perfect accompaniment from the extensive collection of Italian and international wines.