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Viva lo Re

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Italian, Wine Bar
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C.so resina, 261, 80056 Ercolano, Italy
(+39)0817390207
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
nice food and surroundings

Food was well cooked and presented although not cheap. Service was a bit haphazard as it was busy. Nicely situated near the ruins of Herculaneum and staff were helpful.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2015
john N
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Forfar, United Kingdom
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  • Local cuisine
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New York City, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

After we visited the scavi we needed refreshment and wanted to escape from the establishments offering menu touristico that we had seen as we walked down from the train station. To reach it, make a right on the Corso Resina immediately after exiting the ruin complex. It's about 5-10 minutes walk along the road, on the right side. Pleasant service,... More 

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Forfar, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Food was well cooked and presented although not cheap. Service was a bit haphazard as it was busy. Nicely situated near the ruins of Herculaneum and staff were helpful.

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Ghent, Belgium
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76 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 via mobile

We discovered this place after visiting the ruins and we were famished! It is a nice restaurant, which I also a wine bar. The only have a menu with suggestions. We started with the antipasta:5 small dishes ehich were delicious: pumpkin soup, mozzarella, vongole, zucchini flower with ricotta, grilled veggies. With a glass of the Spumante from the flanks of... More 

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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

The food is refined and sophisticated, the wine list is superb with some real surprises, and the service is warm and friendly without being intrusive.

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Naples, Italy
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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165 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Address: C.so resina, 261, 80056 Ercolano, Italy
Phone Number: (+39)0817390207
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Campania  >  Province of Naples  >  Ercolano
Cuisine: Italian, Wine Bar

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: C.so resina, 261, 80056 Ercolano, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Campania  >  Province of Naples  >  Ercolano
  • Phone Number: (+39)0817390207

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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