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“Pleasant courtyard away from tour bus crowds” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Taverna Buonvicino

Taverna Buonvicino
Largo S. Maria Maggiore, 1-3, 84011 Amalfi, Italy
+39 089 873 6385
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Ranked #14 of 95 Restaurants in Amalfi
Price range: $31 - $67
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Columbia, MD
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“Pleasant courtyard away from tour bus crowds”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

We ate at Taverna Buonvicino on the third night in Amalfi. Much like earlier reviews, we enjoyed the atmosphere (outdoor seating in a courtyard between a small church and a theatre- both were in rehearsal. The wait-staff was helpful at first, but got an order wrong, and disappeared after our last course, had to go looking to get check, never asked us about dessert.
The food was very good. My ravioli was excellent! The buffalo meet portion was generous, and my wife loved the sea bass. The side of sweet peppers was drowning in olive oil, however, lessening my enjoyment of it, and the bread was nothing special. I would choose either of our other dinner spots to repeat.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Ottawa, Canada
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“Uneven service ruined our meal!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

This is a nice location in a courtyard off the main walk in Amalfi. They have both outdoor service in the courtyard and an indoor area.
The night we arrived there were few people and we received our first pasta course quiet quickly,
Unfortunately the two female servers seemd unable to dealwith the subsequent crowd. I waited at least 45 minutes after finishin my first course for a very tasteless salad.
Then we waited a long time for the bill.
To be fair the first pasta dish was excellent.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Denver, Colorado, USA
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“Standout Restaurant in Touristy Amalfi”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Up the main piazza in Amalfi is every collection of souvenir shops, pizza fast food places and gelato. Fun but not the real Italy and certainly not representative of the food quality Italy is capable of. Taverna Buonvicino is tucked away in a small courtyard up some steps and can not be found without asking directions...but is well worth the effort. The setting is from a movie...small tables, subtle lighting and stars twinkling above.
The food is excellent. We had an eggplant caponata and an escarole/polenta cake with white anchovies for appetizers and a seafood skewer plate and ravioli for main courses. Tasty, well presented and as good as you can get in Amalfi. Topped off with a bottle of local wine and it was a great meal.
The staff were friendly and welcoming and this night was easily our best in Amalfi. Ask your hotel for directions, it is an experience not to be missed. Sitting in the courtyard is a must in good weather, reservations should be made or come early - they are real busy after 8pm, open at 7pm.

  • 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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Cuckfield, United Kingdom
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“Disappointing...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

We checked this restaurant out earlier in the day and had hoped to sit outside as it had a nice feel to it but we arrived late (after 9.00pm) and all the courtyard tables were taken. We sat indoors, which by contrast was nearly empty and a bit lacking in atmosphere. We had three different mains between the four of us: two going for fish options whilst my wife and I chose the buffalo out of curiosity. We weren't asked how we would like it cooked, and it arrived quite rare: not a problem for us as it was very tender and tasty, but if you like your meat well done, you'll need to specify it! Service was not brilliant: one dish arrived, followed by two tuna steaks, neither of which had been ordered. This meant that one of our party ate alone whilst the rest of us had to wait whilst they prepared the right dishes. Also worth bearing in mind was that the buffalo arrived on a bed of lettuce: no other accompaniment, so be sure to order a side or two! All in all, a bit underwhelming, and a bit over-priced for so-so food and lacklustre service.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

We visited this reastaurant on a Saturday evening and due to not making a reservation we had a table inside. The service was so-so, but the food itself made up for it. The buffalo was great, along with the vegatables on the side. the stuffed pork was tasty, but if I went again I would certainly order buffalo still!

Visited September 2013
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