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“One of the better Amalfi options” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Lo Smeraldino

Lo Smeraldino
Piazzale dei Protontini, Amalfi, Italy
+39 089 871070
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Ranked #21 of 93 restaurants in Amalfi
Price range: $27 - $47
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Sydney
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75 reviews 75 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“One of the better Amalfi options”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Walk along from the centre of Amalfi past the marina and you'll find this lovely restaurant full of locals. The venue itself is not that unique - a big room with a deck - but the view back to Amalfi is amazing and the food was among the best we sampled in the town. Make sure you get a deck table (if it's windy, ask for a back corner) and prepare to stuff yourself. The food here was very good value and contained lots of traditional Italian dishes as well as some from the region. The smoked mozzarella baked in lemon leaves was a generous and delicious starter. The whole sea bass (they debone it for you, although mine still had plenty of little bones lurking) was fresh and yummy. My husband tucked into an enormous pizza and no-one had room for dessert! Friendly service and slightly removed from the tourist traps.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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New Jersey
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55 reviews 55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Directly on the water”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

We had a very nice seafood meal at this establishment. We had stopped for a quick glass of wine while walking around in the afternoon; the people were so nice we decided to make a reservation for dinner. The water side table we selected was ready as soon as we arrived. The seafood was excellent. Try the local Amalfi wine; the white goes great with seafood. It is inexpensive.

  • Visited September 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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Altrincham, United Kingdom
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105 reviews 105 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Very reasonable restaurant with a nice view of the harbour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Decent place to have lunch or dinner, with a nice view overlooking the larger yachts in the harbour; you can but dream! Its a bit out from the centre of Amalfi, being right at the end of the harbour promenade, but at least it is on the flat, which is unusual for the area, and is consequently not overly busy with hoardes of customers. Standard menu for the Sorrentine peninsula with a few twists. Their marinated fish starter was a nice departure from the norm, with the ceviche style swordfish being the star performer. The rest of the food was well-cooked and served with good, reasonably priced, house wines served in the bottle for a change. Service very reasonable and friendly. I'd go back.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Glasgow
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44 reviews 44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Good food, mixed service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

We ate in this restaurant twice during our recent visit to Amalfi. The food is excellent, the pizzas are tasty and authentic but the service is very mixed. Situated at the end of the marina away from the main tourist area but offering a fabulous view over the bay. Lots of italians frequent this restaurant which is always a good sign. First visit consisted of excellent pizzas (wood fired oven I think) and lemon cake to die for. No wine list was offered neither was bread. Coffee good but then we waited over an hour for the bill - we seemed to have become invisible to the staff. Eventually had to go up to the cash desk to pay. My husband wanted to go back to try the fish despite the poor service and I was glad that we did. Perhaps the weekday staff are not the same as the weekend staff as it was a different restaurant. I had pasta this time which was beautifully cooked and my husband enjoyed the fish although said there wasnt a lot of it. Good lemon cakes (different ones this time) and complimentary limoncello's with the bill which redeemed them. Worth trying but probably best to avoid the weekend staff.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Lovely restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Lovely restaurant on the marina.Food was very nice & the staff were very friendly.Excellent location too.No complaints at all.Would definitely go back.

Visited September 2013
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