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“Delicious” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Carcara

La Carcara
Via Castello, 1 | via castello N1, 84011 Amalfi, Italy
+39 089 830206
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Ranked #15 of 96 Restaurants in Amalfi
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $44
Cuisines: Italian, Chowder, Pizza, Pizza & Pasta, Family Fare
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Nice time for couples and groups of friends. Fresh fish of the day and good meat. Wood oven pizza. Outdoor dining.
Montreal, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Delicious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

This is probably one of the best Italian meals I have ever had! We visited this restaurant while in Amalfie for a week. The food was excellent and so was the service. Having dinner at Lucia's place was like being with family. The fresh fish of the day and pasta were always exceptional. Let's not mention the awesome pizza or Lucia's famous Limoncello that she makes herself with the lemons from her garden.

Great Service, Great food....wonderful people. A definite must in Amalfie!

  • Visited July 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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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Best fish ever!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

We went to this restaurant during our honeymoon. Very reasonably priced, great service and really tasty! The waiter bought a plate of fish out, caught fresh that morning, and asked us which we would prefer. It was the best fish I have ever tasted! The waiter was extremely friendly and very helpful. I would recommend visiting this place.

  • Visited June 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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Toronto
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Incredible Food and Staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

La Carcara is the best restaurant Amalfi (Pogerola) has to offer. My husband and I ate there two nights in a row because we loved the food, atmosphere, and perhaps most importantly, the staff. Our first night, we checked-in to our hotel at 11:30 pm – and we were starving! One of the staff told us to sit tight, and he would call La Carcara and have someone pick us up. Within 10 minutes, one of the restaurant staff were at our hotel and drove us 5 minutes up the road to the restaurant. We were greeted by Lucia – one of the most wonderful people you’ll ever meet! She and her husband own the restaurant. They do a fantastic job at making each guest feel special, and take pride in the meals they cook for you. The food is simple, fresh, and delicious. We enjoyed (fresh caught) fish both nights – amazing! The very next day, we were back at the restaurant (once again… very late) and we were greeted with a very warm welcome by Lucia and her husband. Not only did they remember us, but they took the time to help us pick the perfect meal, and have a lovely conversation. Overall, we would highly recommend this restaurant. From the actual town of Amalfi, it is a 15 minute drive. From our hotel (Excelsior Grand) it was a 5 minute drive a little further up the mountain. The atmosphere is wonderful – warm, rustic, and genuine Italian. The food is delicious and not pretentious. And the staff – they make they experience really special. Thank you Lucia for beautiful meals and for being a part of our Wedding Anniversary!

  • Visited July 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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“Best restaurant in Pogerola”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

Make no mistake. The awful green light in the entrance is very misleading. Once you find the restaurant, ask for a table on the top floor. Whatever you order it will be very good. Super friendly and quality food all the way. Went there two days in a row, and longed back on the thrid days when I went to another restaurant with tasteless food.

Visited July 2013
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Melbourne
2 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great food with great view.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

We found this restaurant accidently because we liked the view on the terrace. The hand made pasta is very different from other fresh pasta we tried before. I choosed white source which is original and the flavour of clam and mussel is perfect with the pasta. Not too salty at all by the way. My wife's fish of the day is well grilled and quite juicy. Fish in many restaurant could be grilled too dry. With EU$12 this is the best fish we ever tried in an Italian restaurant. Fried anchovy and fish meat with potato are also tasty. 660ml beer is only 3.50 which is 2.50 in supermarket. Friendly service and happy chef made us the day. The young man even rode his scooter to the store to get us a local map when he saw us so interested in their town and taking a lot of photos. It worth the 15 mins bus to this quiet town if you are a little sick of the noise. Maybe next time I will think about stay in this town instead of Amalfi beach. It's a shame this nice restaurant is quiet because it's far from Amalfi and some everage restaurant with bad service in Amalfi can make more money only becasue of the location.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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