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“Beef, it's what for dinner!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Taverna dei Briganti

La Taverna dei Briganti
Via Valle di Pogerola | Pogerola, 84011 Amalfi, Italy
+39 335 535 3700
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Ranked #8 of 93 restaurants in Amalfi
Price range: $30 - $50
Cuisines: Barbecue, Italian, Steakhouse
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: recipes from the kitchen of the Kingdom of Naples and the Two Siciliescold cuts, cheeses and rusticpasta dishes with homemade meat sauce topped with Neapolitan or Sicilian sauce pork, lacane and chickpeas, soupsgrilled meat and bakedcodvegetableshomemade sweets
Davis, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
“Beef, it's what for dinner!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

What an amazing restaurant! As an American you only ever hear about pasta when the topic of italian food comes up and during our two and a half weeks of traveling through southern italy that is mostly what we experienced. That is, until we visited La Taverna dei Briganti! After an amazing antipasta dish of local meats and cheeses I ordered the special of the day which was grilled steak over a plate of arugula and parmesan cheese. I don't know if all italians can grill this good but man, this was the best meal of the trip. In addition to the amazing cooking, the restaurant owner was very knowledgeable about wine and made very helpful suggestions that paired excellently with our meal.
Amazing view, amazing service, amazing food, I can't recommend this restaurant enough! If you are wanting to get away from the absurdity of the tourist trap that is Amalfi and experience a truly unique italian dining experience visit La Taverna dei Briganti!

  • 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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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013 via mobile

Such a nice place, a bit off the path but all worth it-enjoyed great service, good food and the darkening night. Amazing view to the coastal line to the other side, really recommend to try this place. Reasonable prices also!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“All round excellent experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We were on a family holiday with my parents, brother and girlfriend during May this year and I can honestly say this was the culinary highlight of our week! I'd read the reviews on tripadvisor and it seemed a lovely, intimate place to spend the final night our trip... There was a huge storm in Amalfi night and we wound our way in a taxi up the bendy roads to the tavernna. We were greeted with first class hospitality from the second we arrive till when we left...

We all choose the menu of the house... It was absolutely gorgeous - my only watch out to people would be size... If you choose this menu don't eat before as it really is a feast! The meal began with an antipasti of local cheese and cured meats which were fresh and varied in flavour, it was then followed with a beef pasta dish - the sauce was full of flavour, followed by a local specialty of rolled beef and potatoes and finished off with a fresh, just of the oven cake...

Our hostess went out of our way to make our evening special... The prosecco and house wine were high quality and she even found gluten free pasta for me so I could enjoy pasta with the rest of my family.

The view from the terrace would have been perfect for watching the sunset had there not been a torrential storm.

Overall the experience was everything we were look for and more... Definitely a must to visit during your time in Amalfi.

If you are travelling from Amalfi do try and take the bus up the hill as taxis charge a premium.

  • Visited May 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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“Special evening”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

We had a wonderful evening at this very special little restaurant. I had contacted the owner ahead to see if she could accommodate different food allergies and she went out of her way to prepare for us. Everything was very fresh and cooked over a wonderful open grill. The views from this restaurant are spectacular. We took a van/cab from the Amalfi port which took about 15 minutes and booked him to return for us. He did not feel he could make it to the restaurants main entrance so we had to walk down over 100 steps to reach the restaurant. The owner said vans come to the main entrance all the time so hopefully future guests will know its ok to proceed there. We ate so much that the walk back up was good for us......

Visited July 2013
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“Highest quality food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

My wife and I had lunch yesterday. We had walked up from Amalfi and looked forward to a great lunch. This expectation was met by Fedrica. The meal started with a large mixed antipasta with some smoked meats ,cheeses and some grilled vegetables. Her home made pasta with porcini mushrooms was to die for. The Tagliatelle steak reminded me of what steak used to taste like.
Fantastic flavour. Fedrica helped pick a great white wine.. All together a superb meal. Sadly we were the only ones in the restaurant.

  • 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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