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Il Machiavelli restaurant e lounge

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Via Vittorio Emanuele 15, 80045 Pompeii, Italy
+39 081 850 5367
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12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer

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  • 92
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A nice touch of fine dining luxury in the midst of touristy Pompeii

In the midst of the touristy hustle and bustle, Il Machiavelli delivers a classy fine dining experience. Their dishes were superbly put together with finesse and beauty in mind. We tried many things, all were good. The most exceptional were the beef tartare, fried cod with cauliflower and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Wendy C
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In the midst of the touristy hustle and bustle, Il Machiavelli delivers a classy fine dining experience. Their dishes were superbly put together with finesse and beauty in mind. We tried many things, all were good. The most exceptional were the beef tartare, fried cod with cauliflower and the spaghetti with seafood. We also tried pork belly, fried seafood with... More 

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Thank Wendy C
Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

We came early for dinner because we were very tired after travelling from Rome through Naples. We were treated like Queens by Alfredo and served the most delicious meal ever which included a pre dessert, desert, and post dessert. All the food was wonderfully creative and delicious. The service was excellent and we were able to meet the chef who... More 

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Thank Shawna88
Lisbon, Portugal
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66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

I went to this restaurant with high expectations but I ended disappointed. I didn't find the food served delicious and as they serve too much things the meal ended up too expensive for what I felt it was worth. The service is very nice.

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Thank MIM62
Alfredo86napoli, Proprietario at Il Machiavelli restaurant e lounge, responded to this review

dear Mim 62, thank you for choosing our restaurant during your stay in Pompeii. I'm sorry that our dishes have not quite met your tastes. But I must remind you that all that came not ordered was offered. in fact they were offered two entree each, a taste of soup to two people who had not ordered anything, petit four... More 

Shaftesbury
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Visited Pompeii for my birthday (50) first week in December. Wanted somewhere a bit more upmarket than usual pizza restaurants to celebrate and chose this restaurant based on trip advisor reviews. Was not disappointed. As it turned out we were the only diners in the restaurant all night and this added to the ambience. The menu was interesting and varied... More 

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Thank Fardo
Buffalo, NY
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194 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

My wife and I ate at Il Machiavelli during our recent visit to Pompeii. This restaurant is quite surprising since the food, presentation and service, are what you would expect in a very fine restaurant in a major city. Our entire meal was excellent and the price is very reasonable.

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Thank niagarariverfatman
Brussels, Belgium
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

Decided to go here one night as it was just around the corner from the hotel and I couldn't take any more pizza! There were 2 menus one local "standard" specialities and another menu with local food with a modern twist. We had a selection from both menus. The only thing to be aware of is the the modern food... More 

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Thank Brit-BE
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We visited this restaurant on a recent holiday and had an exceptionally good meal. The service was welcoming and efficient. The food was fine dining style, not large portions but lovely flavours. We particularly enjoyed the selection of homemade bread we were given all of which was delicous and that the waiter explained what was on the plate when the... More 

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Thank Jane P
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Upmarket and very welcoming, this restaurant would not be out of place in London, New York or Rome. There is a degustation menu with wine pairings and an a la carte menu with a modern-Italian approach, but also a supplementary menu of simpler, traditional dishes, so our teenage companions went home happy too. Some of the dishes we had were... More 

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Thank RobOubridge
Bolton, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015 via mobile

A cut above the typical restaurant in Pompeii. Food well cooked and very well presented. Excellent service and we got to meet the chef. Good value for money. Highly recommend the wild chicken for two.

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Thank Allansouthworth
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

After driving nearly 5 hours to Pompeii, we were looking for a nice dinner to celebrate. My husband happened upon this restaurant so we decided to try it. Dinner was NOT standard Italian fare--the dishes were innovative, creative and tasty! This is what I consider a rather upscale restaurant, yet the prices were not expensive. I would definitely visit this... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Vittorio Emanuele 15, 80045 Pompeii, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Campania  >  Province of Naples  >  Pompeii
  • Phone Number: +39 081 850 5367

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 17 - 51
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Soups, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?