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Trattoria dei Cartari

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Piazza Dello Spirito Santo 5, 84011, Amalfi, Italy
089 87 21 31
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Courtenay, British Columbia
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If your a tourist or speak English don't expect good service the waiter was a JERK in a town that depends on tourists, we were discussed in his attuide manners. Food was okay service sucked! Never going back!

1 Thank J Wines H
Rishon Lezion, Israel
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In Amalfi it is hard to find a quiet reasonably priced restaurant, but you don't want to come here. The service is terrible. The waiter was rude and unatentive. The food was incredibly overpriced and in poor quality. The pasta was bland, overcooked and full of oil in a bad way. We left hungry and we paid much too much... More 

1 Thank Yuval C
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a week in Amalfi and ate in several restaurants recommended to us by our lovely hotel, Villa Lara. Cartari didn't disappoint. We ate here twice as the first time was so good. The cooks are clearly very talented and the food looks and tastes like home cooking. The plates the food was served on were beautiful too. From... More 

Thank TriptasticEngland
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amalfi is full of somewhat bogus restaurants boasting 'authentic' this and that. This place was the real deal. Small, slow, careful. The food was absolutely delicious - the best I had on my 5 day trip to Naples and Amalfi. Just a simple dish of tomato salad was lip smackingly good. The spaghetti with olives and clams wonderful too. Please... More 

Thank ClaireandColette
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192 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

I have eaten here twice recently with 2 different groups of friends. The location is ok but far away from the sea front, in a small piazza half way up the main street so maybe 400m walk from the sea. The man and wife team who run the place are friendly and honest and the food is very good, fish... More 

Thank Simon F
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely meal at the restaurant and the local fish was delicious. The service however is very slow and quite laid back. Worth a visit if you have the time !

Thank Tazyaz
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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43 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

Located on a tiny piazza this restaurant was full at lunchtime. Service was very friendly, portions were very good and the dishes were simple and fresh. The smoked mozzarella grilled on lemon leaves was so flavorful. I followed up with Spaghetti al Limone - a light cream sauce brightened with grated lemon rind, yummy! House wine was also good and... More 

Thank vpmarina
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186 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016 via mobile

We shouldn't have been sitting in in the first place. We were not hungry but my wife just wanted to have that famous specialty of the area, namely fried anchovies. In short, the dish was on the menu so we sat down and tried ordering it. The waiter told us that it was not available. Here is our miss -... More 

Thank Ariel857
North Carolina
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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Stopped in on a rainy, chill Sunday afternoon when most other places were not yet open. Waiter wasn't especially congenial but otherwise was prompt and attentive. Started with a superb stuffed squid appetizer. Followed by a top notch ravioli with tomato sauce and basil, and an equally nice scialiatelli pasta with tomato sauce and grilled eggplant. Just really good, unassuming,... More 

Thank jmsgso
Cape May, New Jersey
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78 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

At the recommendation from a local store we were told this is a local hang out serving good food. Very small plain decorated and owner was running the show. Bi-lingual English and Italian we were able to communicate with him. We order tomato and mozzarella, linguini and clams, spaghetti with meat sauce and spaghetti with capers, olive and tomatoes Everything... More 

1 Thank Bettina S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza Dello Spirito Santo 5, 84011, Amalfi, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Campania  >  Amalfi Coast  >  Amalfi
  • Phone Number: 089 87 21 31

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?