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Via Amendola, 7, 84010 Maiori, Italy
+39.089.852874
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8:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

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    Very good
  • 74
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  • 53
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  • 63
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good food & good value.

This restaurant was recommended by others staying in the same hotel. The food was really good & when the bill arrived we were pleasantly suprised!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 31, 2014
Ian G
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Durham, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Durham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

This restaurant was recommended by others staying in the same hotel. The food was really good & when the bill arrived we were pleasantly suprised!!

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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

My wife and I used this restaurant several times, it has a good location on the seafront. The prices are reasonable, the food is good with a large fresh fish selection. It is a little touristy of course, but the upside is they speak several languages. The owner is an avid Napoli supporter, which is amusing if there is game... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

As per other reviewers we benefited from a hearty welcome and a gratis plate of bruschetta. A sharing plate of fried fish made a hefty starter which was quite tasty, though the fish were all snapper. Going for a pizza each made the main course quite straightforward. Both were good and freshly baked. The restaurant has a decent wine list.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We have been there today and can say that there is a problem with the service. The problem is not in chief or waiters but rather the managers/owners. Despite the rather good taste of food we did not feel comfortable. We were the only ones in the restaurant on Friday evening! And probably the main problem was that the owners... More 

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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We went here for lunch on our last day. We both had a caprese salad and the spaghetti alle vongole because those are local dishes we can't match at home. The caprese was excellent because the mozzarella da bufala was fresh and the tomatoes delicious. The spaghetti dish had far more vongole than one usually gets. I think the dish... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

They might as well just sell lemons. They push everything that contains lemons on you. I was forced to order a lemon desert just to shut the waiter up. I ordered a pizza because I didn't know it was a seafood restaurant. And I hate fish. To be fair to me, there were no indication of this until you go... More 

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41 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

While staying in Maiori we decided to have dinner one night at La Vela which is located right across from the beach. We were warmly welcomed and were given a nice table by the window. Complimentary aperitifs, bruschetta and seaweed puffs were brought to the table for us to enjoy while we browsed the menu. The service was attentive and... More 

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Motherwell, Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We are here for dinner several times during out footprint get in Maiori. The staff were lovely and spoke very good English. The menus in all of the restaurants in the area were pretty much the same - some fish, pasta and meat dishes. While waiting for our meals, we were given some lovely, complimentary nibbles - bruschetta, garlic bread,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Ate there the first night - hubby had pasta with mussels (lots of mussels) and I had minestrone soup which was fabulous

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Food was very good nice staff...Just be alert of fish daily specials the say it not much more than the regular price and bam you paid 40 euros for a fish dish.....

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Amendola, 7, 84010 Maiori, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Campania  >  Amalfi Coast  >  Maiori
  • Phone Number: +39.089.852874

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 12:00 am

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