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“An unexpected sublime experience...” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Da Gemma

Da Gemma
Via Fra Gerardo Sasso, 9, Amalfi, Italy
+39 089 871345
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Ranked #10 of 94 Restaurants in Amalfi
Price range: $45 - $103
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Los Angeles
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“An unexpected sublime experience...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013 via mobile

My brother and I just ate here last night after multiple local recommendations. The attention from the staff, humility of the Chef and then of course, the art of the food...impeccable. We had a local specialty, paccheri, filled with spinach and cheese, with a seafood sauce that enhanced the pasta with a nice note. Also an antipasti which included melt-in-your mouth prosciutto atop this amazing ricotta cream cheese. The highlight for me was grilled mozzarella wrapped in a lemon leaf, which intensified the cheese with an earthy lemon fragrance. For main course my bro had the local snapper which was whole baked in a salt crust, served with diced potatoes. I had the tuna seared with balsamic reduction, accompanied by couscous which was interlaced with pumpkin puree. There was great harmony and balance of all flavors, without steering too far from traditional Amalfitani cuisine. Innovative, and I could tell a lot of love goes into this art. Truly we had no room left for dessert, but they graciously offered us a sampler of mini cookies and limoncello to complete this experience. Hope we can go back again soon!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Solid Experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Recommended to us by friends, and all in all, we had a very good experience. Both the staff and service were terrific. The mixed fish ceviche sampler was truly outstanding. The rest of our meal - pasta di nonna and poached sea bass - was very good, though admittedly not anything exceptional.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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“Lovely view of bustling Amalfi and tip top food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

We spotted Da Gemma when strolling looking for a restaurant and immediately seized the opportunity to take a terrace table looking over the bustling town of Amalfi. This is traditional Italian with traiditional food and we received a warm welcome, niblets and an explanation of the menu and wine card. My veal was absolutely outstanding and my wife commented that the Pasta was the best we had ever eaten. FInished off by lovely Italian Ice Cream, we left vowing to come back and recommended this as one of the top restaurants in Amalfi wher you can combine excellent food and wine with the Amalfi sunset and at very reasonable prices too

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Newcastle and Gateshead, United Kingdom
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“Da Gemma's is a gem! Excellent service and really good traditional food.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013 via mobile

We hadn't booked a table( advisable) so we were lucky to get in. We chose the 4 course traditional menu at 55 euros a head- not cheap but worth it if you haven't eaten all day! We were given a tasty little pre - starter to get the appetite going and then the double starter of anchovies stuffed with mozzarella on freshly chopped tomatoes and also parmigiana melanzane. This was followed by Nonna Gemma's famous pasta dish with slow cooked beef a la genovese. Then an enormous seafood casserole with squid/ prawns/ crayfish/ mussels / clams and more in a rich tomato sauce. Finally an unusual dessert of aubergine tart with chocolate and buffalo milk ice cream. Everything was delicious- it's only a personal thing but the pasta tubes were a little too al dente for us. Atmosphere attentive and friendly- not pretentious.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“So good we visited twice”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

We visited during our March/April stay in Amalfi. We found this to be our favorite restaurant, so much so that we chose to reserve dinner reservations here twice. Be sure to make a reservation in advance.

Visited March 2013
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