We walked by the front of this place and I asked in my bad Italian for "due personne" and the first staff that saw us said they were closed. This was about 1520. Too late for reposa, and they didn't need to prepare for evening that soon.
We kept walking the water front, and ended up behind the same restaurants, ended up at the back of this same place with a bunch of waiters that said we were welcome. We asked if we could sit out front, and we followed them right past the same one that said they were closed(!)
I had a capricciosa and she had spaghetti with muscles, both of which were pretty good compared to others we have had in the area. We also ordered 2 large Peroni (in my mind red label) and got Nastro Azzurro, which we don't like unless in a can as the green bottles allow the beer to turn skunky. When I said we wanteda Peroni, he pointed to the little place on the label that says it is made by Peroni. Our poor Italian and his poor English was not going to solve this, so I chuckled and said OK...and yes, both of them had the special skunky smell of a green beer bottle.
We were second last to leave the table at 1630, at which time all the staff were inside eating, so I guess that first waiter had his watch set to the wrong time.
So, the food is on par with other restaurants in the area. You are right on the harbour of Lungo Mare, and you have a view of Vesuvius. They all would make this a 4-start. The wait staff are a 2-star, which averages this to 3 overall.
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