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“Beautiful Restaurant for a Memorable Occasion” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Santa Caterina Restaurant

Santa Caterina Restaurant
Amalfi, Italy
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Ranked #23 of 95 Restaurants in Amalfi
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Beautiful Restaurant for a Memorable Occasion”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Recently had one of the best 5 star dining experiences I think I have ever had and I've had a few. For my friend's 60th birthday we dined at the Santa Caterina restaurant for dinner. What a wonderful place. As soon as we stepped out of the taxi we were greeted with a friendly smile and treated to a most memorable evening. All those candles lit in the lounge area where we had drinks to start with. Then we were escorted out onto the terrace and wow the view was simply breathtaking. Also the service was impeccable and the food was superb. What a magical experience and one that I will never forget. Sure the prices were expensive, but how often do you get to dine at an establishment as well known as the Santa Caterina and have such wonderful service and food. Certainly worth it for the special occasion it was.

  • Visited October 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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New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
“Best in Amalfi”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

We've had the pleasure of eating at the finest restaurants in the Amalfi Coast and Italy, and this ranked as my husbands favorite! He had the best pasta dishes ever...their famous lemon linguine and fresh ravioli were simple, yet superb, and he's a tough customer, since we live in NYC and he's used to the best! The service was lovely, the views outstanding and the overall atmosphere was incredible! Don't miss this gem of a restaurant!

  • Visited September 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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Altrincham, United Kingdom
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185 reviews 185 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 58 cities Reviews in 58 cities
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
“A special occasion place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Stayed at the Santa Caterina for a week. Excellent hotel with outstanding service and views. The restaurant is definitely on the pricey side and would, in my book, be somewhere to spend a special evening rather than eat in on an everyday basis. Candlelight dining on the terrace overlooking Amalfi and the bay, with exemplary service is something that needs to be experienced. The food was very good but not quite at the same standard as the venue and waiting staff deserved, in my opinion. Extensive wine list with well-kept wines but little under €40/bottle. You will be lucky to get through dinner for under €100/head and possibly 50% more dependent on what you drink. If the exclusivity is within your budget then eat here regularly, otherwise keep it for a special occasion.

  • Visited October 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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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“A MAGICAL EXPERIENCE”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

We were fortunate enough to have dinner at the Santa Caterina. The reception was very welcoming and friendly. We had a wonderful aperitif on the magical patio with the most amazing view of the sea and Amalfi. Candles were lit everywhere and the service and drinks were outstanding.

The ride down on the lift, to the dining room at sea level, was an exciting experience.

The meal was delicious and the service impeccable. Can't wait to go back..................

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Essex
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“Just popped in for a quick drink ...and what service we received!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

The Santa Caterina is without doubt my most favourite hotel set in my most favourite part of the world and have therefore stayed many times. So when my wife and i learnt that the cruise we were on was actually dropping anchor just outside Amalfi, a quick trip to sit on the wonderful terrace with a glass or two of Prosecco had to be done.

We havent stayed there for at least three years, but immediately the head doormen recognised us and we received the most warmest of Italian welcomes from the terrace manager, Franco.

After consuming our fill of fizz, olives and nuts, i asked if they could call me a taxi to take us back into town - they wouldnt hear of it and escorted us to their shuttle bus.
Thank you all at the Santa Caterina and we will be returning hopefully next year

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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