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“An excellent and authentic experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Taverna degli Apostoli

Taverna degli Apostoli
Piazza del Duomo, Amalfi, Italy
089 872991
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Ranked #31 of 95 Restaurants in Amalfi
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Melbourne, Australia
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“An excellent and authentic experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013 via mobile

This was our favourite eatery in Amalfi. We even went back to eat again during our 5 night stay there. The staff were ultra friendly and engaging. It is run by two brothers, who proudly brought out their mother who had cooked the whole meal! The lemon pasta was lovely, but my favourite dish was the maccheroni with napolitana sauce. The antipasto was also excellent. We later bunched into one of the brothers at the beach and he remembered us and had a chat, which only endeared this place more. The view of the courtyard and church is also a lovely draw card.

Visited July 2013
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18 restaurant reviews
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“Like Sunday dinner at Nonna's house”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

Tucked under the steps of the Duomo on the mezzanine to the left of the staircase is a hidden jewel of Amalfi's dining scene. Family run since the time of WWII, this restaurant delivers Italian home cooking at its best. The ladies of the family are cooking their specialties in the kitchen, and a team of brothers provide attentive and helpful service. The choices a perhaps a little more limited than what you might expect, but everything is prepared very well (we dined there four times during our week-long stay and tried most of the menu). We dined al fresco each visit and experienced soft jazz music in the background, candles flickering in nooks and crannies of the wall, and the cloudless, moon-filled sky above. Elderly neighbors in the adjacent buildings came and went about their business, and kids from the neighborhood (including the daughter of one of the brothers) played up and down the stairway. What a slice of the Italian good life!-- it was like living in a scene from Cinema Paradiso.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Great Lemon Pasta”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Relaxed atmosphere, simple food, casual style. Frequented by locals and tourists. Service is not the best but very friendly.

Visited June 2013
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“Relaxed atmosphere, great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Relaxed athmosphere, despite central location you don´t get the impression that this is one of the many restaurants where the ship busloads of tourists. more like an informal family style location.

Food was outstanding (we can only comment on the antipasti and pasta, which was excellent). Try the lemon pesto!

We even went there twice during 4 days of Amalfi.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Well below average - very disappointing”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013 via mobile

After reviewing several restaurants in Amalfi on Trip Advisor, we settled on Taverna degli Apostoli given its somewhat unique location near/in the church. However a couple major issues: (1) the food quality was well below average - the seafood was adequate (but very basic preparation) and the meat was poor (the pork ribs had a weird smell and the steak was tough), and (2) we were planning to order several vegetable antipasti to share (probably around €20 total) but the waiter said he would prepare two vegetable antipasti plate for the 8 of us. The antipasti was good (red peppers, eggplant, tomatoes, smoked mozzarella) but they ended up charging us €70! The rest of our meal only cost us €140 (9 pastas/meats and a couple other appetizers plus some drinks). There are a lot of other restaurants that we have eaten at in/around Amalfi for the same price range that we prefer - Stella Maris and Tonnarella to name a couple.

Visited June 2013
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