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Restaurant President

Piazza Schettino, 12 - 13, 80045 Pompeii, Italy
+39 81- 8507245
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Ranked #30 of 120 restaurants in Pompeii
Price range: $29 - $73
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Mansfield, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

The only good restaurant we could find in Pompeii. Nicely laid out with attentive service but limited menu. We could not find anything on the menu we wished to eat, but were offered as an alternative Steak or Veal - both of which very good. Makes me wonder why these were not on the menu in the first place ?

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Camberley, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

What a pleasant surprise! Although eating out in Campania is usually good, this restaurant stands out above the rest, which in a town such as Pompei by necessity caters mainly for large tourist crowds expecting low cost traditional fare. The standards of food preparation, the sumptuous environment with paintings from the owner's family, the carefully selected wine list and the... More

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Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013 via mobile

This restaurant is well worth a visit. Excellent food at very reasonable prices. Relaxed atmosphere and attentive service in pleasant surroundings. Dishes were beautifully presented. Comprehensive menu to suit all tastes. Ideal for a special occasion.

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Sao Paulo, SP
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Excelent restaurant in the city of Pompei.Entree: white and red shrimps,very delicate. Main course shrimps in a lemon dress. Two different desserts. The proprietor is very attentive ,is always worried with your needs,. Really deserves a Michelin star.

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Dallas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We stopped by here on the recommendation of our tour guide for lunch before heading to the train station. Paulo was accommodating of our time constraints and food allergies, and fed us a fabulous lunch of grilled fish, including dessert and coffee within an hour. It was summer so we could sit outside. Really lovely.

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New York City, New York
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

This restaurant offered a refreshing combination of great food and accommodating service. The ambiance is romantic and royal, while the quality of the food is consistently great. During a three-day stay in Pompeii, my family and I made a point to go to Restaurant President as often as possible, lunch and dinner. Paulo, the head chef, is friendly, engaging, and... More

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Dallas, Texas
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

After a hot slog through Herculaneum and Pompeii, we took shelter in Paolo's lush garden and let him take care of us. My favorite thing was the local fish. Simply and beautifully prepared, it melted in my mouth. Paolo takes the orders and does the cooking so he help navigate the menu if you have allergies or food issues. His... More

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Berwyn, Pa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

The President is owned and run by Paulo and Laila, near the historic Pompeii ruins. After your historical visit, this restaurant offers very friendly and attentive service, and superb food. We enjoyed lunch, and would recommend it to anyone. We travel frequently, and this is a delightful place to dine.

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Campinas
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

We ve been in Italy for two months and it is the best meal we have had. Amazing raw fish Italian-style as starter, followed by tender and oh-so-tasty squids and finally an excellent fish in olive oil and lemmon sauce. Great hazelnut mousse and a surprising rucola amaro crowned the meal.

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sheffield, United Kingdom
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98 reviews 98 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

A surprisingly expensive restaurant for a small town and in a rather bleak square as someone else said earlier in these reviews, but a quiet place in a nice room with attentive and friendly service.. As with most Italian menus, there's a lot of options available so you can vary how much you eat and how much you pay to... More

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