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“Really Good Seafood” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Da Baracca

Da Baracca
Piazza dei Dogi 12, 84011 Amalfi, Italy
+39 089 871285
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Ranked #54 of 92 restaurants in Amalfi
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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“Really Good Seafood”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

It was much more better than I expected.We ordered the mixed plate for starters and then the mixed seafood.Both tasted really good.Even the white local wine.We just loved evertthing except the grumpy old guy who took the orders!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Best of the Best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013 via mobile

I've spent a week on the Amalfi coast and can't pry myself away from this excellent Italian Restaurant. The atmosphere is fun and lively. I believe it's family run, so there's a lot of emphasis on quality and customer service. I will return to Amalfi for the scenic beauty and this impressive Trattoria da Barracca!

Visited June 2013
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“Fun Atmosphere at a Family Owned Restaurant”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

We loved the location and the service at Da Baracca. Da Baracca doesn't have waterfront views, but it is nestled away in an adorable little piazza in Amalfi, about a block from the beach. While we ate, we were serenaded by a band on the piazza for about 15 minutes. Although the band did request tips before moving on (and tried us sell us one of their CDs), their presence and the live music definitely added to the festive feel of the evening. The service was warm, but not overbearing. However, my husband and I were not entirely impressed with the food. The menu (available in several languages) offered many selections and we decided upon an octopus salad as an appetizer and gnocchi pomodoro and veal scallopini in a lemon sauce as entrees. A bottle of house wine completed the meal.

My husband enjoyed the octopus, but I thought it had an unusually strong fishy flavor, as if perhaps it was a day or two past ideal freshness. The veal was simple, but tasty, especially in the sauce made from fresh lemons. Unfortunately, the gnocchi didn't live up to our expectations. It had a bit of a gummy quality and did not seem like it was homemade. To be fair, we eat out a lot and have pretty high food standards. Although we definitely had an enjoyable evening at Da Baracca, if we were in Amalfi again, we probably would try another place next time.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Warm,friendly family restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

A simple menu, made simpler by our friendly, extrovert host recommending his 'specials' (anchovy bruschettas, fresh fish) and 'surpries' (gelatos in fruit shells). The free limoncello at the end topped off the evening nicely. Economical at about 33 euro each.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Hidden gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

This restaurant isn't going to win any awards for its views, but the food was great. Friends who have been coming to Amalfi for years recommended this restaurant and we were not disappointed. The owners are very friendly and helpful. The food was wonderful, and the limoncello really was the best we tasted in Amalfi (which is sold at the owners' cousin's store near the restaurant). Definitely a winner!

Visited May 2013
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