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“Great Fish” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Zi' Caterina

Zi' Caterina
via Roma 20, Pompeii, Italy
0818507447
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Ranked #57 of 137 Restaurants in Pompeii
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Great Fish”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

I had the grilled squid (calamari) and it was fresh and tasty.
Service was good. Don't forget you are in Italy at at most restaurants you can not eat before 7:30 or 8 PM.

Visited November 2012
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  • Italian first
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Lund, Skåne Län, Sweden
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Good food, horrible staff”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

The good part: Nothing wrong with the food. The chefs are not to be blamed. A wide selection of pizzas, pasta and some other traditional italian dishes. Prices were in the range where they should be for that kind of food.

The bad part: The staff. The staff seemed generally uninterested in just about everything and as far as I can recall I didn't notice a single smile. The cuttlery was more or less thrown down in front of us and it was almost impossible to get their attention when we later on asked for the tab. Even though I after a good while literally waked up to our waiter (they were all hanging around the telly) and asked for the tab, it still took close to ten minutes for them to arrange this - which would have been more acceptable had the place been crowded (it wasn't even 1/5th full).

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Good food but don't expect the waiters to smile”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

We were in Pompeii for 7 nights and ate here on three occasions. The food was always very good and there were always a large number of Italians eating there. This isn't the poshist resturant but it does basic Italian food very well. The only complaint is that each time we went there were different waiters and none of them ever seemed to smile! Once you got over this oddity it was a great place to eat.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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SanJose
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“Good regular reliable place for dinner”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

Very good Fritto Pesce and the rest was a bit better than average. It is good regular reliable place for dinner.

Visited September 2012
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Prague, Czech Republic
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8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“A bit snobbish”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

Good cuisine, nevertheless a bit snobbish look, cannot complain the quality of cuisine, but missed the Italian spirit there.
Can recommend, but I decided not to return.

Visited September 2012
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