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La Cantina di Via Sapienza

#315 of 2,399 Restaurants in Naples
Certificate of Excellence
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Via della Sapienza 40, 80138, Naples, Italy
+39 081 459078
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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154 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We chose this restaurant out of our DK Naples book and have to say it provided a basic Italian lunch. Service was friendly and the use of our guide book was appreciated and the staff assisted with our limited Italian. We had eaten better for the same price but for pasta and bread with water the meal cost 29 euros... More 

Thank Judgys
Naples, Italy
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62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed October 17, 2016

Located in the very heart of Naples, close to Portalba and the Policlinico Hospital, this small restaurant is a good "messenger" of the incomparable Neapolitan cuisine. We chose cauliflower and pasta soup, small octopus in tomato sauce and sautéed friarielli (a local kind of broccoli) and two beers. Everything was delicate and tasty and service was also satisfying. We'll surely... More 

Thank mywhereabouts
Stockholm, Sweden
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 15, 2016

Small place where people working nearby come to eat. You should know what to order since some of the dishes are really bad - was not able to finish mine. One has to pay 2 e for the service, 2 e for the bread (that you don't order) and 2 e for a small bottle of water.

Thank ccvvxx
Cambria, California
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25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed May 31, 2016

We enjoyed a quiet lunch among a handful of locals on a Friday afternoon here. Good pastas and a vegetable side with a nice house red wine. It's off the main streets so it's quiet inside. The server spoke virtually no English, but she and I were able to communicate with my handful of Italian phrases. Our bill was 22... More 

Thank Rick A
Austin, Texas
1 review
Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

Cozy cantina, delicious food, inexpensive. Service was just fine. The Italian sausage is excellent. Near the archaeological museum.

Thank robertfriedman
Montpellier, France
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168 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed October 26, 2015

Why a "surprise" ? Becaus who would have thought that in such a touristy location (top of etna) quality food would be served with grace and generosity. A large part of their clientel are locals, which expains why. ut we didn't know that when we entered. It looks like a "tour bus" restaurant, but that is where I was mistaken.... More 

Thank happy9710
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

The service was great, the food was wonderful, the atmosphere 'authentico'. The were four hungry people for lunch, we took the last table in this busy local cantina . The calamari arrosti was outstanding in presentation and taste. The tuna and tomato bruschetta excellent . The caponata hit the mark. Don't forget to order antipasto plate with local cheeses and... More 

Thank Bazz55
Amalfi, Italy
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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed January 24, 2015 via mobile

Lunch after a visit to the nearby and incomparable Archaeological Museum. A Neapolitan menu: pasta with tomato and ricotta sauce and a choice of second courses ranging from fried baccala', sausage and broccoli, meatballs in tomato sauce and the real parmigiana di melanzane (an aubergine/eggplant bake). I also tasted a parmigiana with swordfish - really good. A robust red house... More 

Thank Mary H
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed January 12, 2015

If you are looking for the pefect intimate place where to have proper food in Naples I could not recommend this Cantina more. We have discovered it by chance while wandering the alleyways of old Naples and returned twice never to be disappointed by the simple, tasty food and the ambiance which is just incomparable.

Thank Luca D
Salmiyah, Kuwait
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87 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

This place is right around the corner from where I stayed in Naples. It seems to have limited hours but I finally found it open for lunch today and I beat the local crowd. A lot of locals eT here Nd get take out, so I took that to be a good sign. The waiter spoke English. This is a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$14 - $29
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via della Sapienza 40, 80138, Naples, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Campania  >  Province of Naples  >  Naples>  > Pendino
  • Neighborhood: Pendino
  • Phone Number: +39 081 459078

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