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“Perfect Wedding” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Don Pedro

Don Pedro
Via Nastro Verde, 77, 80067 Sorrento, Italy
+39 081 807 39 10
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Ranked #4 of 225 Restaurants in Sorrento
Price range: $41 - $93
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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“Perfect Wedding”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013 via mobile

This place is fantastic. We were there last week for my brothers wedding reception. Don Pedro and his family could not have done anymore. We were all made so welcome, the food was amazing, the view from the terrace was beautiful. The surprise fireworks were a perfect ending.

Thank you so much Don to you and all of your family. Matthew and Carla's wedding was made truly special by you all xxx

  • 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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“There is only one real Don! (Wedding Sat 7th Sep 2013)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Summary:-

- The Don & Family treated it like it was their first/last wedding (even though they do 80+ per year)
- Welcomed you and guest like we were family
- Went well beyond their responsibilities of just organising the evening event
- Food was fresh and faultless (some ingredients used from their own garden)
- Will try to get anything you want on request - obviously within reason 
- Very organised, under control and faultless

A pic of me and the Don singing at the welcome drinks is attached.

Introduction:-

My partner and I are quiet laid back so we decided to not visit Sorrento before our wedding day to make arrangements. We wanted to experiance the same pleasant shock at the same time as our guests. Therefore we just looked at reviews and pictures online. Because of this we needed exceptional communication with someone in Italy who responded to our questions in a timely and clear manner. Tony (Don’s son) did exactly this and gave us comfort making arrangements via email. Especially considering he has another 80+ wedding couples to communicate with.

Pre-wedding meeting (Tue):-

Don’s son Tony, came and picked us up from the hotel to welcome us to their family, restaurant, the wedding venue and a quick tour around town for us to get our bearings. We then sat down at the venue to make final arrangements such as seating plans, table decorations, music, menu, wedding car, photographer etc. Whilst getting a little tipsy with Don drinking Processo, Limonchello and sambuca :-)

FOOD - Don was very flexible as I wasn’t too keen on any of the set menu’s so I made my own, starting with the canapés & welcome drinks, Anti-pasti, Pasta (Ravioli was the best ive ever tasted), sirloin steak pizzaiola style (Tomato and oregano), finished with wedding cake later in the evening. In doing our own menu I though it would be a bit pricey but it was real value for money.
MUSIC – Over email communication, it was played down that they had just an large dj speaker to plug our ipod in for music (as we decided it was not necessary for a DJ of just 40 guests) but once they showed us around, we obviously noticed it was a massive sound system that would be good enough to use in any small bar/club.

It’s just a shame the kitchen was being renovated at the time we visited as I would have loved to try out the cooking school. Maybe we will try if we visit again.

Capri Boat Trip (Fri):-

An example here were Don & Family went beyond expectations as he arranged a boat trip to Capri with a private boat for all my guests, with freshly made lunch in the morning before we left accompanied with drinks (Beers & wine). His two nieces also took up the responsibility of being our own personal tour guides once on the island, getting pre-arranged buses to the cable cars and showing us around other hot spots.

Wedding day (Sat):-

Trying not to go into too much detail about our day but more on the services……Don arranged a wedding car for the bride and a coach for all of our guests back to his restaurant once the wedding at the cloisters was finished, removing any stress of ensuring everyone got to the venue easily/safely. He then followed us up with the photographer to ensure we stopped off at the best photo locations. Once we got back to the venue you could see all the guests was settled/happy with the huge help from the rest of his family.

There are plenty of other great surprises along the way of the day but I don’t want to go into detail and spoil anyone’s future day.

A big thank you to everyone at Don Pedro and we will hopefully be back soon to try some of the amazing food and limoncello.

  • 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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“Fantastic Wedding Venue!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013 via mobile

Visited Don Pedro's for a friends wedding and we all had a fantastic time.

The food was excellent, nice and fresh tasting.

I couldn't fault the service either, staff worked tirelessly for all the guests.

The view from the restaurant was something special too.

A fantastic experience and would definitely recommend!









  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Amazing wedding reception”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013 via mobile


We held our wedding reception with Don Pedro and family on 7th September. It was one of the best decisions we have ever made and would not change a thing. I just wish we could do it all over again! We contacted Tony back in 2012 and he helped to arrange all aspects of our wedding. We were put in contact with Alessandra from Book of Dreams who we used to arrange all of the legal documents. Tony was able to confirm and book our requested date for the Cloisters within a matter of days (something tour operators cannot do straight away I believe). We continued our email contact and asked many questions that were all answered and were never too much trouble.

We had not visited Italy prior to the wedding as we wanted it to be a surprise. We were picked up from our hotel the day after arrival and were taken by Tony to visit their venue and to meet the man himself Don Pedro. We sat with Tony, Don and family over a glass or two of home made prosecco to discuss all the details for our day. With a little help we chose our menu and wedding cake. Flowers to use on the tables along with some table decorations I had taken myself. A wedding car for myself and transport for our guests. We used their photographer who produced some amazing photos and Don delivered them to us before we left. We booked a guitar and mandolin player for the ceremony and to come back to the restaurant during the welcome drinks and canapés. I'm sure there are many others things that I am forgetting but if you want it they will try and get it.

The day of the wedding Don sent his daughter to my hotel to help me if needed and to follow us to the Cloisters to make sure everything went smoothly. After the wedding we stopped at a few locations to have some pictures with the most amazing views. Meanwhile our guests were being taken to the venue. After drinks we were seated just at the right time to see the lovely sunset (these people know what they are doing)! Our three course meal was one of the nicest and tastiest I had during our stay in Sorrento. When we return I will defiantly be visiting the restaurant to try some of the home made ravioli. After dinner the party started and we used our i pod and their speaker system.

The day before the wedding we also used Don and family for a private boat trip to Capri. We were met on arrival to the port and had a fantastic day travelling around the island by boat and a stop off to take the cable car to the top of the island.

This family goes above and beyond and I am so glad they could be part of our day. A big thank you to everyone at Don Pedro and we will hopefully be back soon to try some of the amazing food and limoncello.

  • 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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West Wittering, United Kingdom
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“WEDDING RECEPTION 30th AUGUST 2013”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Our daughter married her terrific husband in Sorrento on the 30th August 2013. We had the reception at his restaurant and we can honestly say that it was one of the best, if not the best parties we have ever been to. Don Pedro and his amazing family and staff worked tirelessly to make this special occasion so fantastic. Everything, from his great organisational skills to being a wonderful host - indeed our whole wedding party of 22 felt as though we were members of his family.
Not only was it a wedding party but the groom's 30th birthday as well - and again, Don Pedro managed to make it extra special for him as well.
As for the food, and the vino - Mama Mia!!! Perfecto!!!!
Both my husband and I cannot recommend Don Pedro more - if you want a fantastic day/meal/special occasion and you are planning to do this in Sorrento, you could not wish for a better venue than this. From the first meeting we felt so relaxed and confident in his amazing abilities that we knew we had really lucked in. All done so professionally and with love, humour and respect.
Don Pedro - ti amo xxxxxxx

  • Visited August 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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