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“HIGHLY RECOMMEND” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Osteria Il Gobbetto

Osteria Il Gobbetto
Via Sergente Maggiore, 8, 80132 Naples, Italy
+39 081 2512435
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Ranked #13 of 1,846 Restaurants in Naples
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $17 - $26
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
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“HIGHLY RECOMMEND”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Thanks to the TA reviewers who took the time to review Osteria Il Gobbetto. On a rainy night we followed our GPS (mistake), but finally found this local, family-owned, neighborhood restaurant. And what a find it was. We arrived just after 7... while they don't open till 7:30, Gennaro, the owner, unlocked the door, invited us in and offered us a glass of wine. We were reading the menu but I decided to ask what he recommended. Right Question!! He invited us into the kitchen to meet his wife, Anna and her helpers and they began to open bins of the freshest fish imaginable and explained how they would prepare each. He brought the most delicious antipasta dishes (there were many) we've ever tasted - real Neapolitan cooking! I didn't think we'd be able to eat our dinner, but couldn't leave anything on our plated. The sea bass baked in a crust of salt is one of the most memorable dishes we've ever eaten! The local white wine is outstanding. The restaurant quickly filled up, mostly with locals and many Navy officers in dress uniforms. We were the only tourists. This is truly one of the most authentic, wonderful dining experiences we've ever had. It was worth the long walk in the rain!

  • Visited October 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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“Excellent authentic food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013 via mobile

We found it by accident this charming little family ownd restaurant. The food was excellent, the waiters are very nice.

Visited October 2013
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“As it is”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

It's very rare to find a local eatery place in a mass-turistic city which could preserve it's authenticity becoming famous and popular. Il Gobbetto is one of these kind.
Hope, not too many people will read this review so next time I get to Naples I could find it in the same condition.

  • Visited October 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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“A gastronomical delight!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

On our first night visiting this wonderful restaurant we met this wonderful man and his son who welcomed us with opened arms. The food was perfect and the prices were very good. His home-made wine was delish! It was so good we returned the next night to be brought into the kitchen to meet his wonderful wife and other son. The kitchen was immaculate! I would advise anyone who is going to Naples to give this place a visit. P.S I was waltzed around the dining area with the man himself! Such a delight.

  • 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 meal in Napoli”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Il Gobbetto was not quite open when we arrived, but the owner invited us to sit down anyway. Like many of the other reviewers, we were invited into the kitchen to meet the family and see the fresh fish and meats. Two of the three of us also danced in the aisle with the owner, enhancing the experience. Costumed staff, an intimate space and great music also fueled our evening, but all of this is still dressing. The food is the important thing, and dinner was excellent. We ordered a salad, the cheese plate, grilled calamari, swordfish, mussels with linguine, grilled vegetables, bread, and a bottle of the homemade wine. Everything was delicious (okay, the wine isn't great, but for 3 Euros, what does anyone expect?) and the bill including coperto was only 39.50 Euros. Service was quick and attentive and we certainly weren't rushed. Most definitely the best and most memorable meal in Naples and the Amalfi Coast.

  • Visited October 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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