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La Vela

Italian, Chowder, Pizza, Seafood
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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, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
over priced

Stopped here for lunch one day. We ordered a large pizza for the 3 of us to share. My god it was huge and would have been enough for us at half the size. We felt a little pressured into buying the larger one but at €20, that was only about a £5 each for lunch. Only thing is we... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
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Yateley, United Kingdom
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Yateley, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Stopped here for lunch one day. We ordered a large pizza for the 3 of us to share. My god it was huge and would have been enough for us at half the size. We felt a little pressured into buying the larger one but at €20, that was only about a £5 each for lunch. Only thing is we... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Having visited this restaurant twice whilst staying in Maiori for 8 days, then reading some of the reviews on here I am very surprised by some people's views. On both visits we were greeted with a free drink of Aperol (I think...), whilst we were pondering the menu. On our first visit on a Monday evening, myself and my partner... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Not a great experience here i'm afraid, we were drawn in by the nice lady on the door but once we sat down there was an aggressive attempt to sell us fresh fish which instantly put me off. Once we declined the waiter seemed to be annoyed and lost interest in serving us. The food was bland and tasteless and... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Our experience of this restaurant as taught me to be far more careful when selecting somewhere to eat. All of the other places we chose to eat in Maiori were very good. In comparison, this place was at the other end of the scale. We were drawn in by the seemingly friendly staff, who quickly lost interest once the food... More 

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12 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

First meal in Maiori after a bad journey from UK. Good salads pleasant surrondings. If you've ever eaten in Lanterna 2 in Sorrento one guy looks like the twin of Lanternas owner,

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We were drawn in and persuaded to have the seabass between us . I must admit the food was nice but not a lot of it ! Once in it was hard to grab anyone's attention . Nice looking restaurant .

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The staff coheres you in with the offer of fresh seafood which seemed delicious. When the pizza arrived it was cold & hard, the waiter took it away. It was reheated but was tasteless & hard. The service was very poor & was told by the waiter 'not my problem'

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Ci rattristiamo nel leggere questa recensione ma ancor di più della Vostra insoddisfazione, garantiamo sempre la freschezza e la qualità... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 via mobile

The staff were all smiles until you entered and sat down then things changed. They were all for recommending extras but when we mentioned that my wife's pizza was cold the mood changed. With sour faces,they took it away only to reheat the original,which obviously came back rock hard;then when we asked for the bill,and again mentioned how bad the... More 

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Ristorante L, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at La Vela, responded to this review

We regret that you have enjoyed our food. We always offer genuine products and high quality always receiving many compliments and we make sure that the food brought to the table is always of excellent quality. More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Very good location, just over the road from the beach. The fresh fish is understandably great and the pizza is good. Wine is also good although best to stay away from the house wine. Good value for money but go late or early on the weekends to avoid a full restaurant and slower service.

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we are really pleased that you enjoyed our food and that you have understood the quality and freshness. for our customers always reserve the best food. More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 via mobile

The first time we went there it wasn't too bad- the starters were nice and the staff, although not a laugh a minute were all ok. The pizzas were horrible! The second visit however was terrible. As other people have mentioned the staff are rude unless you're Italian. My partner and I both had ravioli (cheeses and rocket) and, although... More 

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Ci dispiace molto, questo avvenimento sarà successo sicuramente per una serie di situazioni che ci hanno messo in difficoltà perchè... More 

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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, Chowder, Pizza, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?