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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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Wed - Mon 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 24
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
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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Sydney
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31 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Nice, good value Italian food. Low key, friendly owners. Hard to rate as "average" has tinges of disappointment. We weren't, it is just run-of-the-mill place. Upside is that it wasn't busy. Hard to get to unless you are staying nearby though.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We've stayed in Amalfi, Rome, Florence, Venice, and Milan and have NEVER experienced such flavorful, homemade Italian food. The restaurant is family owned and run featuring food from their garden. Upon arrival we were warmly greeted by the owner, Nicola, with a priceless smile, Italian music, and a relaxing ambiance. The love from the restaurant radiated throughout the food and... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

The food was good, but it lacks atmosphere and did not have many customers when we were there. No pizzas, but a good range of sea food and pasta on the menu.

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Deerfield Beach, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

I have been to Amalfi 4 times and I have eaten at La Preferita numerous times. They are simply the best! The owner Nicola and his wonderful family make all of their guests feel special! The food is fantastic. You can NOT get better fish or gnocci anywhere. Don't miss this place!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 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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Stouffville
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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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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