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La Preferita

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Via Salvatore Quasimodo 20, 84011, Amalfi, Italy
+39 089 871443
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Wed - Mon 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

Nicola, the owner, and his family made us feel at home with his hospitality and with his delicious home cooked authentic Italian meals. If your visiting Amalfi this is must! Add this to your list! Perfect ambience with quiet Italian music softly playing in the background. Grazie e Buon Appetito

Thank Jesse B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

Came in here to get a casual meal as the Hotel Miramalfi was a bit too posh for a quick bite to eat - what an amazing find. The most friendly guy who owned it delivered us some stunning tasting food - although the profiteroles were definitely better than the lemon dessert. Everything here was done in a comforting relaxed... More 

Thank DrKazza
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

This is on the way into amalfi. 10 mins away. It is built into the cliff face and a lovely little restaurant. Food was great. I had mixed grilled fish and my wife had one of a few the friendly owner recommended, ravioli stuffed with spinach. We had a salad to start and profiteroles and lemon cake to finish. Along... More 

Thank David K
Round Lake, Illinois
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2016 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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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2016 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 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2016

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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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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1 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, 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 Salvatore 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?