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via S.Michele, 9, Pompeii, Italy
081-863-1244
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 31
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Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
If it's cheap and in the middle of a world-class touristic destination, beware!

Attracted by the price and the name, as we were all wine lovers, we chose La Vinicola. While the choice of wines was pretty solid, the food was on the average-bad spectrum of quality. Fried fish was clearly frozen and of low quality, lacking taste. The caprese salad was done with very low level... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Gian81_1
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Naples, Italy
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Naples, Italy
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114 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Attracted by the price and the name, as we were all wine lovers, we chose La Vinicola. While the choice of wines was pretty solid, the food was on the average-bad spectrum of quality. Fried fish was clearly frozen and of low quality, lacking taste. The caprese salad was done with very low level mozzarella, a crime for such a... More 

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Thank Gian81_1
Sydney, Australia
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50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

Service was very good and the food was also of a good quality. The meals were well portioned and the mixed salad was very tasty. Everything was very fresh and delivered quickly. The house red was a little tangy but still ok for the prices being asked. For a quick, inexpensive meal with great friendly service I would certainly go... More 

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Thank Paul W
Hudson River Valley, New York
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Visited our first night in Pompei. Ordered apps, first, and second courses. All were bland and mostly tasteless. My swordfish and my boyfriend's steak were probably the worst we have ever had anywhere. The gnocchi tasted frozen. The prosciutto and melon was pointless to eat, just salt and water. They had but one beer available, which was what I imagine... More 

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Thank pop_mafia
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Large restaurant and very well located, opposite to the archaeological site of Pompei. Excellent service and great food.

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Thank Rodrigo N
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

We had a very pleasant dining experience here at a reasonable price. The most outstanding item was the Napoli seafood soup. It was a sight to see and very tasty.

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Thank 170margarett
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Attractive looking from the road but very basic once inside. Service and staff are OK but the food falls short of what you come to expect in any half decent restaurant in Italy. Four of us ordered different first and second courses and while there was nothing particularly wrong with any of the dishes they were all very bland and... More 

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Thank P2910BMmikes
Leeds
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Very friendly staff, good food. We went there 3 times during our 7 day stay. My husband tried various dishes, while I had the Wiener Schnitzel a few times and can honestly say, that it was the best I have eaten in many years.

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Thank Erika1uk
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 via mobile

We were heading for a quick lunch after seeing the ruins, and our local restaurant, Todisco (worth a visit) was closed. A short walk away lies La Vinicola, charming from the outside, with a vine roof and rustic decor. The waiting staff seemed generally welcoming and attentive (or at least as expected in such a touristy area), and despite the... More 

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Thank Tom R
Los Angeles, California
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159 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015 via mobile

We asked our private guide Antonio of Discovery Guided Tours to take us to a good Italian seafood resto for lunch, and he brought us to La Vinicola. A good sign was that we noticed that the patrons seating at tables around us were Italians, and not tourists like us. Wow, the food was amazing. We order pizzas, carppacio with... More 

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Dunedin, Florida
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279 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

My wife and I ate here one evening on the way back to our hotel. The restaurant appeared to be nice enough, but the food was really disappointing. Also, the restaurant was not air-conditioned and the lack of air flow made it very stuffy inside. And, I just have no understanding of toilets with no seats. The fried dough pastry... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: via S.Michele, 9, Pompeii, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Campania  >  Province of Naples  >  Pompeii
  • Phone Number: 081-863-1244

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

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