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Viva lo Re

C.so resina, 261, 80056 Ercolano, Italy
(+39)0817390207
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Ranked #6 of 60 Restaurants in Ercolano
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian, Winery
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Naples, Italy
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

As we drove into Ercolano we were a little apprehensive. The town looks very run down. We walked to this restaurant from our hotel with quite low expectations. The service was delightful. The waitress translated the black board menu for us. No mention of cost. The food was world class. The shared anti pasto plate was devine. The shared dessert... More

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Pune, India
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132 reviews 132 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

I was in Naples for a business visit, and my business colleagues from Naples had decided to choose this place for spending the evening. It is close to the Ercolano excavation site, as I observed while traveling in Ercolano. But it is a good distance from Fuorigrotta, and I was hoping that the food would be worth the ride. It... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

We walked along to this restaurant after visiting Herculaneum and because it was quite late for lunch we thought it might be closed. However, not so; the staff were very welcoming, translated the blackboard menu for us and produced a delicious meal of soup, fish and dessert. We had wine by the glass and coffee and the price was extremely... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

Excellent pasta and wonderful fish plates. Not expensive, but judgemental. We had just visited Mount Vesuvius with the kids, we were tired and looking for a place to eat. Everything was closed, that's when we spotted Viva lo Re. Unfortunately, it seems that something looked wrong with our appearance - one waitress was checking our clothes and for a moment... More

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Santa Monica
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

We came in for lunch after viewing the archeological site. The hostess was very welcoming, translated the menu into English for us, and suggested a wine to go with our food, that was very good. The atmosphere in the restaurant was very nice, but not stuffy. The food was very good, including pasta and antipasto starters, and mains of seafood... More

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Madrid, Spain
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

Great pasta dishes and wonderful fish second plates. Original beer from Sorrento and a good service is the top of the cake. The crude fish and the tuna, excellents

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

We came in for a late lunch after visiting the archeological site. Wonderful spaghetti, excellent fish in salt and a very tasty dessert. Worth every penny - and indeed the wine was very good as well. Prices for this are very reasonable. Great experience!

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128 reviews 128 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2012

After our hours at the archeological site, we were very happy to arrive at Viva lo Re. And what a treat we were in for! The place is gorgeous, service friendly and professional, and the food & wine selection fantastic. HIGHLY recommended. Go for local wine.

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roma
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2012

Excellent "fusion" restaurant offering charming, creative interpretations of traditional neapolitan dishes and an amazing selection of wines. Don't miss the starters and the dessert, alone worth the visit. A fantastic place for a dinner.

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Isleworth
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2010

We read a good review of this restaurant but on arrival found it was fully booked on Sunday at 2 pm so may be good if you book ahead at a weekend. It looked like a lovely local restaurant full of locals rather than tourists with a menu a bit different from the norm

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