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Via Quasimodo, 20, 84011 Amalfi, Italy
+39 089 871443
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6:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Mon 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Local cuisine

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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A great little find off the beaten track in Amalfi

We had dinner at this fantastic little restaurant twice during our stay in Amalfi. The restaurant is up the hill from Amalfi on via S Quasimodo, close to our hotel Il Nido. Originally we ate there because we were too lazy to walk into Amalfi but the food was delicious and the service as good as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 11, 2015
dotg1947
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Perth, Australia
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  • Local cuisine
  • Reservations
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Perth, Australia
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100 reviews 100 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We had dinner at this fantastic little restaurant twice during our stay in Amalfi. The restaurant is up the hill from Amalfi on via S Quasimodo, close to our hotel Il Nido. Originally we ate there because we were too lazy to walk into Amalfi but the food was delicious and the service as good as you'll get anywhere. This... More 

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Trenton, New Jersey
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We had dinner at this delightful restaurant during our stay in Amalfi. The owner Nicola and his family made the experience so entertaining. The food was very fresh tasting. We especially enjoyed the bruschetta and grilled vegetables and had a lovely bottle of Ravello red wine. My husband was on the search for the best lasagna during our stay in... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

After 2+ weeks traveling through Italy, we stayed in Amalfi in late May 2014 at a hotel nearby this restaurant and after realizing how overpriced and below-average the food was in Amalfi town (the central town at the base of the mountain opposite the port) we decided to trek slightly outside of the main town to hopefully find better taste... More 

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El Cerrito, California
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92 reviews 92 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

La Preferita is a small eatery located on the main road from Positano into Amalfi Town (Via S. Quasimodo), shortly before you hit the tunnel that exits in town. It is across the road from the cliff and the view so your view from the eatery is not great, but the small setting of only a few tables is intimate... More 

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Kolding Denmark
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Nice and pleasant small restaurant, driven by a very nice and pleasant elderly man. Good food and excellent classic italian caring for guests.

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Altrincham, United Kingdom
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133 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

La Preferita is on the hill out of Amalfi, on the way to Positano, and probably picks up most of its custom from the hotels out of town, when people don't fancy the walk all the way back from Amalfi after dinner, or don't want to dine a la Santa Caterina every night. Nico is the entertainment whether he's serving... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

The older gentleman serving food was awesome. We got a nice feeling straight from the beginning and the view from the restaurant terrace to the harbor of Amalfi is magnificent. The quality of the food was also really good. The restaurant serves great value for the money.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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366 helpful votes 366 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

My partner and I had a fantastic evening here with great food, house wine and seriousl wicked Limoncello to finish - fortunately we came on foot and didn't have far to go to get back to our hotel. Nicloa was a great host, very friendly, and the producer of the aforementioned Limoncello. Hint: This is a cash restaurant, very pleasant... More 

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Collingwood, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

When we arrived there was no music, so the "owner"? got the electronic piano set up and played for almost an hour. He was not the scheduled entertainment, but he was great!

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Greve
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57 reviews 57 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

We went there in November - and we were the only guests most of the time. The food was actually fine and the service was impeccable. The only bad thing was they only had one gas heater and when we they thought that we had finished (new guests had arrived) they removed it - and since one side of the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Quasimodo, 20, 84011 Amalfi, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Campania  >  Amalfi Coast  >  Amalfi
  • Phone Number: +39 089 871443

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm

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