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La Preferita

Via Quasimodo, 20, 84011 Amalfi, Italy
+39 089 871443
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Ranked #44 of 93 restaurants in Amalfi
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Local cuisine
Most recent review
- May 26, 2014
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
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35 reviews from our community

76% Recommend
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Toronto, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014 via mobile

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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65 reviews 65 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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105 reviews 105 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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
3 reviews 3 reviews
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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343 reviews 343 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
219 helpful votes 219 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
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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46 reviews 46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

Out of the main town but great view over bay and food was excellent despite rather plain looking menu. Beware the multiple free limoncello's as you leave. Lethal.

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Ottawa, Canada
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81 reviews 81 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

This reataurant is located nearby the Santa Katerina hotel just above Amalfi on the coastal highway. Beautiful view - very charming host Nicola. Good menu, well priced local wine (approx 10 Euro a bottle). The food was good but not what one one expect on the Amalfi Coast. Good quantities of food - but could have been slightly more tasty.... More

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