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La Preferita

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Via Quasimodo, 20, 84011, Amalfi, Italy
+39 089 871443
Wed - Mon 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Round Lake, Illinois
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a terrific place. Near Hotel Miramalfi. The owner greets you, takes your order, tends the bar, entertains you while you eat and even helped in the kitchen! A homey, family run place where you feel like you are in an Italian home. The ravioli was excellent as was the homemade lemonchello.

Thank jackandlinda11
Brisbane, Australia
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were met by the owner as we walked towards his restaurant in the street and greeted with a warm smile and a hearty buonasera. We then sat down at our table inside and we were treated like locals. Lucky we had another dining couple who spoke fluent Italian as our little Italian language was being stretched as he spoke... More 

Thank Damian G
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything anyone could possibly want; the owner, Nicola, is a sincere and truly wonderful host. He made our stay! We had dinner 4 times and each was better than the last. He reminds me of my uncles with his need to be sure everyone is pleased and happy, and the food, bellissimo! I loved how he called me Lorenzo every... More 

Thank Lawrence F
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016 via mobile

Typical robust family owned Italian restaurant. I had homemade pasta with an exquisite lemon sauce - the exact balance of olive oil, lemon and salt. Nice and welcoming atmosphere also for a solo traveller.

Thank Maria A
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

La Preterite Restaurant is about 5 minutes walk from the Hotel Nido where we were staying. The restaurant is very convenient and much safer than walking down the narrow winding road to Amalfi town. The owners of the restaurant work really well together with Mrs Acampora preparing a wonderful selection of freshly prepared food from locally sourced produce. Mr Acampora... More 

Thank Nigel M
Amelia Island, Florida
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

My wife had a delicious chicken with lemon sauce. Lemon groves permeate the area. I had escalloped meat with tasty pizzaiola sauce Owner arrived late on moped to open the restaurant but made up for it with smile and courteous service

Thank rugby1314
King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

We called into this place on our way down to Amalfi and we should have kept walking. I ordered a steak with fries it was eventually served about 30 mins later and it was obviously taken out of a freezer and slapped into a frying pan. It was about 6mm thick and even then it was just not cooked properly.... More 

Thank wishbone m
Thomaston, Connecticut
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

The restaurant is very low key, small and kind of typical Italian. The food and service is very good. It was convenient to us as were staying in a villa just up the street. For Amalfi, it was very reasonable priced and the food was very good. The pasta is home made. We will definitely go back there next time... More 

Thank Raymond A
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Decided to have dinner here after walking by rather than in our 5 star hotel. It's a simple small family operated restaurant. I believe it's 3rd generation family. Nice meal. Enjoyable interaction with owner and son. Most enjoyable. Felt. Like we were in Italy not just another big hotel restaurant. Highly recommend for an Italian experience.

Thank vacationCa
Trondheim, Norway
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

We visited this restaurant as it was conveniently located close to our hotel. The food and service was very good. I can recommend their grilled fish. They could improve the atmosphere a bit f.ex. by getting rid of the TV and moving the stereo set away from the dining area. But overall a very pleasant meal.

Thank magne83

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Italian, Mediterranean, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Quasimodo, 20, 84011, Amalfi, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Campania  >  Amalfi Coast  >  Amalfi
  • Phone Number: +39 089 871443

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