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Via Quasimodo, 20, 84011 Amalfi, Italy
+39 089 871443
Today
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Mon 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 18
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    Very good
  • 7
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good and Local

A friendly alternative restaraunt close to our hotel (Miramalfi) good food served with a smile and it will not cost an arm and a leg. A very Italian eating and drinking establishment that reflects the Italy of yesteryear . You cannot leave Amalfi without going to La Preferita.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 14, 2015
Mick R
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Bolsover, United Kingdom
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  • Local cuisine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

This restaurant was a true highlight to our visit. It is very authentic. Husband, wife, and son run it. The food is excellent and the limoncello is the very best. View of the water. It is just before Amalfi and just passed hotel Mir Amalfi. So good that we went two nights in a row!

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Bolsover, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

A friendly alternative restaraunt close to our hotel (Miramalfi) good food served with a smile and it will not cost an arm and a leg. A very Italian eating and drinking establishment that reflects the Italy of yesteryear . You cannot leave Amalfi without going to La Preferita.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Food was common, service average, but we had to wait for a long time to order and then, for the meal.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We were staying in a hotel just up the road from this delightful little restaurant and found it both convenient and very pleasant. The family were all very friendly and the older gentleman even sang for us! The freshly grilled fish was very good, and there was an nice assortment of vegetables. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

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Perth, Australia
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Additional Information about La Preferita

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

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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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