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All 37 Maiori Restaurants

La Vela

Via Amendola, 7, 84010 Maiori, Italy
+39.089.852874
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Ranked #35 of 37 Restaurants in Maiori
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Cork, Ireland
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70 reviews 70 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

I usually read Tripadvisor for restaurant suggestions when I'm travelling. However due to limited wifi, I didn't while in Maiori and actually pleased I didn't otherwise reading the reviews here I would not have given this place a chance, especially ranking almost last of 37 restaurants in the area! I wasn't feeling too well so kept dinner simple by choosing... More

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Oxton, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

4 of us went here for pizza. It was full of tourists including some very loud and disgruntled American tourists who were angry as two of their group had received their food before the others. Our waiter was polite and funny but the staff didnt look passionate...it was a one out one in kind of place. The pizza was average.... More

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Four Marks, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Location wise this appears to be one of the better restaurants in town. The restaurant is always busy and the menu is good. The reality is that this is a tourist trap of the highest order. The food is bland and poorly presented and service is lazy and insincere. Do not waste your time or money on this place, instead... More

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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

big menu, massive choice, sea food dishes were great as was pasta and pizza. Be way picking the fresh fish they are very shy of telling u the price and people were getting a shock when their bills arrived

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Cascais, Portugal
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121 reviews 121 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Situated on the seafront promenade. Seems to be very popular with italians on vacations . We started for sharing a pizza that was acceptable. The scalaoppinni milanese was good indeed. The service was just friendly and a bit rushed A dinning option to consider

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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161 reviews 161 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

My strong recommendation for all of you - try to avoid this place! Just cross the street and visit Eldorado restaurant (see my review). La Vela is absolutely not worth a visit, pricey and staff is unbelievably insincere. You have to discuss prices before you order otherwise you will be surprised to see your bill... To tell you truth my... More

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Hamburg, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

My wife and I visit the Amalfi Coast every year and the trip would not be the same if we did not dine at La Vela at least once if not more often. The staff is accommodating and friendly the menu is varied and every single thing is fresh.

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Fort Lee, New Jersey
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232 reviews 232 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This lovely little restaurant in the center of town is quaint and lovely. The staff were friendly and the menu as a lot to choose from and won't absorb all of your euros either. Sauce was delicious as was the pizza and the calamari. Great location to sit by the windows and enjoy the views. If you have room for... More

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Desperate to get you in, even when we was waiting to be seated at the restaurant next door! 6 of us had a meal here, well actually 5 , as they forgot my husbands! Although the waiter apologised, they didn't offer any complementary drinks, was very disappointing and not cheap either! Also it felt very hurried.

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birmingham
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The staff were always outside this restaurant trying to show you the menu and get you to come in. We ate here once, the menu was varied but not the best value considering it is positioned on the main road through the town. The food was ok, however the drinks and service charge were quite high.

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