Our drivers Sergio and Ivo met 60 of us at the ship with 4 vehicles and we were soon on our way. DeeDee and Nikki had been jokingly inquiring about Guido once we hit Italy so they were surprised when I asked Ivo where Guido and Carmine were. Lol yes real life mafia names. Wait til they meet Mauritzio in Rome, a true Godfather. I’ve been blessed with the best connections wherever I go in the world and I tell you my Italian family really takes excellent care of me and my groups. As we passed Mt Vesuvius and made our way to Positano, it became evident to all that the views of one of the most spectacular coastlines in the world were more than breathtaking When I stepped into La Tagliata Restaurant, I was blown away with the setup of the dining room. Pepe, who runs the restaurant is the son of Dora the master chef. He greeted me with nothing but love. I have been bringing groups here for the last 7 years and he assured me, this group was in for a treat. We were served so many courses I lost count— from the anti pasta to the platters of desserts. I might add that red wine, white wine and bottled water were free flowing. After our bountiful meal, the hired vocalist treated us to her repertoire of Italian standards and got our participation in Volare and Tbats Amore’. Oh and she passed out plenty of tambourines and things. It appeared everyone was having a great time. Befiore it was over, Chef Dora (Mama Mia is what I call her) came out waving her linen napkin and to say Grazie! To all. Shortly thereafter, 54 were on their way to Pompeii while me and my 5 were headed back to the ship.
We had 8p dinner reservations at Ji Ji Asian Kitchen and man was it a feast. I highly recommend this Specialty Restaurant. The 6 of us chose to share: 4 appetizers, 5 mains, 4 sides and a few desserts for a mere $15pp. Unfreakinbelievable ! Yvonne and I had to rush to our rooms to change and get a blanket then down 1 level to the IMAX theater b/c we had a date with Denzel Washington. OMG! Our brotha played his part. My friends, MAGNIFICENT 7 is off the richter.