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“Great food and friendly staff!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Caravella dal 1959

La Caravella dal 1959
Matteo Camera, 12, 84011 Amalfi, Italy
+39-089-871029
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Ranked #15 of 95 Restaurants in Amalfi
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Great food and friendly staff!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

My husband and I spent almost a month touring Italy on our honeymoon and we spent a couple of nights at Amalfi. We had dinner at La Caravella 1 night as recommended by our hotel and also upon reading the reviews on Tripadvisor.

We walked into La Caravella with no expectations whatsoever! To sum it all up - the food was amazing! First of all, my husband and I do not favor fish generally mainly due to the fishy taste. We decided, for some strange reason, to order fish as our mains that night - maybe also due to some influence from the hotel receptionist who was raving about how good fish was in Amalfi, etc. I had the sea bass fillet with lemon sauce and my husband had penne in fish ragout. We were completely blown away! I never thought we would ever be raving about fish dishes, but we are! The lemon sauce with the sea bass really brings out the sweet flavor in the fish and the fish pasta my husband had such depth to its flavor - all in all, the dishes were very well thought of, and the flavor had such depth and intensity to it. The dishes look simple, they are also simply described in the menu.... but the pictures, and the description in the menu do NOT do the dishes justice!

We also bumped into the waiter who served us the following night in the Amalfi town and he smiled at us... when we went back to the restaurant to take a picture of the front, he saw us and came out to greet us. Very warm and friendly.

We came home to Malaysia and met up with one of our friends over the weekend. When he heard we went to Amalfi, his first question was - did you go to La Caravella? Amazing experience!

  • Visited October 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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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Beautiful food and great service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

We were in Amalfi on a cruise and La Caravella was recommended to us, so we went for dinner. What a wonderful meal we had! The service was very attentive and the food delicious. They have a very extensive wine list as well. They made our salad table side and we shared a pasta dish, which was plenty of food for us. For dessert we had the lemon soufflé. It was huge and amazing!! More than enough to share.
It was a memorable night and we enjoyed it tremendously.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Naples, Florida
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Over priced under delivered”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013 via mobile

While ingredients are fresh, and the menu somewhat innovative. And service is friendly and responsive. Extremely high prices which of course raises the diner's expectations. Alas very very disappointing

Visited October 2013
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Epsom, United Kingdom
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Very special place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

We arrived just before closing time on a Sunday lunchtime, hot and bothered after a boat trip to Positano. Half expected to be turned away when we asked if it was still possible to have a light lunch, but quite the reverse! We were looked after extremely well and had an amazing lunch - set menu with lots of exciting flavours - fish, veg and meat, good small portions to allow us to try more, finished off with semifreddo and coffee. Very reasonable price for what we had, and good local wine. It looks a bit dull from the outside, but the inside is beautifully done, with pieces of glass and their own ceramic works' products (discount offered for visitors to the shop). Good humour well after they should all have been home putting their feet up.

  • Visited September 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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Gourmet Dining in Amalfi”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Ate there with my wife and daugter. The setting was beautiful, on an alley off the beach. The service was friendly and attentive. The food was outstanding. There is a ceramic shop and wine store associated with the restaurant, but no pressure to buy. The help is so friendly that we got a tour of the kitchen, that included a photo with the staff!

Visited July 2013
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