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“Frends and Food by the Sea” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Stella Maris

Stella Maris
Corso delle Repubbliche Marinare, 2, 84011 Amalfi, Italy
089/872463
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Ranked #36 of 95 Restaurants in Amalfi
Price range: $27 - $55
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
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“Frends and Food by the Sea”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

We have visited Stella Maris for special lunches since 1999. Situated right on the coast at Amalfi with its private beach, views and excellent local food and welcome and service.

Over the years we have enjoyed a warm welcome from the owners of a first class family restaurant. The food is excellent including fresh fish and sea food, pasta dishes and pizzas. The food is cooked and presented to a high standard using local recipes and ingredients. The situation provides constant interest on the beach and on the sea. The service is excellent, and our welcome is very personal and delightful. This year we met up with friends from Kiel,who were touring in Italy, they also received a warm welcome and thoroughly enjoyed a meal with us.

It's good to be able to recommend a restaurant that provides an ever increasing level of culinary delight and sofistication. The genuine welcome we have received on each visit makes every visit a great pleasure.

Visited September 2012
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Devon England
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Great Beachside lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

A bit more pricey than other beaches but wonderful. The loungers are comfy the service is excellent and the seaside restuarant serves the most beautiful sea-food salad. Do it !

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Springfield MO
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“Good restaurant bad people”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

The restaurant has a nice location and great view . Surprises started when beer came.
On the menu was 0,66 liters, but bottle was 0,5 liters. We didn't want to destroy our good time with that detail . We ordered one appetizer to go with the drinks, but that was a mistake.
When the bill was come, we were surpise with 2,50 euro coperto per person .
After We brought it to his attention, he yelled at Us for not being well traveled and explained that if you want service you must pay for it.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Nice palce , bad people”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

Stella Maris is a classy place with a nice view of the sea and good menu. My family sat down to have some wine while enjoying the view. We decided to order one appetizer to go with the drinks, but that was a mistake. We didn't see anything on the menu about the 2.50 euro coperto (though it may have been on there somewhere honestly), but by ordering this one appetizer for something like 11 or 12 euros, we were charged $12.50 in coperto! I understand that this is a common practice in Italy, but it would have been nice if the waiter had told us that by ordering one small dish, we would effectively be paying double for it.

When I brought it to his attention, he yelled at me for not being well traveled and explained that if you want service you must pay for it. Considering that we have traveled all over the world and never payed a 100% service fee, his remarks were misplaced and his attitude really put a damper on the day.
• Visited September 2012

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Great view, but we felt exploited by their coperto”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

Stella Maris is a classy place with a nice view of the sea and good menu. My family sat down to have some wine while enjoying the view. We decided to order one appetizer to go with the drinks, but that was a mistake. We didn't see anything on the menu about the 2.50 euro coperto (though it may have been on there somewhere honestly), but by ordering this one appetizer for something like 11 or 12 euros, we were charged $12.50 in coperto! I understand that this is a common practice in Italy, but it would have been nice if the waiter had told us that by ordering one small dish, we would effectively be paying double for it.

When I brought it to his attention, he yelled at me for not being well traveled and explained that if you want service you must pay for it. Considering that we have traveled all over the world and never payed a 100% service fee, his remarks were misplaced and his attitude really put a damper on the day.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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