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Restaurant President

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Piazza Schettini 12 - 13, 80045 Pompeii, Italy
+39 81- 8507245
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ristorante President is a hidden gem in Pompeii; Paolo's cooking is a gift to this world. Came in for lunch on Saturday, and was treated to the best food I've ever tasted. I ordered the spaghetti because I'm vegetarian, but Paolo did not disappoint. Best pasta I've ever had, hands down, and I've been in Italy for a month and... More 

1 Thank Courtney S
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately we we're the only diners just before Christmas, so the atmosphere was lacking. However we benefited from supreme attention throughout the eight course menu - the "sea" inspired set lunch. Presentation of every course was excellent. Particularly enjoyed the scallop on a bed of pumpkin purée and the monk fish. Host was very friendly and engaging.

Thank Peripatecian
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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3,187 reviews
1,629 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 606 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2016

An elegant and chic restaurant in center of Pompéi,fresh fish every day, prepared the way you prefer, pastas and other italian specialities,and an exclusive wine list, for gourmet traveler, one of the best.

Thank Manuela L
Timonium, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016

The group lunch here after visiting Pompeii. The food was very good. would recommend this restaurant.

Thank Autoxer48
Ramat Gan, Israel
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70 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

Not cheap, and a bit far from the excavations, but a very special experience nonetheless: the food, the decor, the service, and the personal touch and warm welcoming by chef Paolo - all contribute to an unforgettable meal. Highly recommended to invest the time and money.

Thank Guy D
כפר קמה
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

We celebrated my wife's birthday with lovely meal. Service was great with flowers waiting as a gift for my wife. A michelin star restaurant with reasonable prices.

Thank Jan Bei T
Ischia, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

After touring Herculaneum and Pompeii, our driver took us to this restaurant. We were in no way expecting this kind of a restaurant! We were dressed for exploring ruins, not dining at a restaurant of this quality. We were received by the staff and treated as preferred diners. We had a spectacular lunch, with wonderful wines from Campania and a... More 

Thank chvtraveler2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

The service and food were great; really a high-end experience. The chef had a huge and delightful personality. He really cared that we enjoyed our food; and made my wife a custom vegetarian tasting menu which was out of sight!

Thank Dean W
Durham, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016

Welcome home! the chef said when we entered the restaurant. President is pretty well hidden on a little square in Pompeii, but it is well worth seeking it out. Its Michelin star is well-earned- our meal was perfect from the amuse-bouche to the exceptional desserts. The cuisine was inventive without any pretention- generous yet subtle. The service was very warm,... More 

1 Thank TheHungryFrenchGirl
Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2016

Perfect place. reasonably-priced Michelin-starred restaurant. Starters and pasta at 15 Euro and main course 20-30 Euro. I guess a random restaurant around tourist spots can charge you that price in Italy. Well attentive waiters. Always right timing to serve your next plate. During my short two-nights stay at Pompeii, I dinned there three times, two dinners and one lunch, and... More 

1 Thank Zhong X

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$29 - $73
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza Schettini 12 - 13, 80045 Pompeii, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Campania  >  Province of Naples  >  Pompeii
  • Phone Number: +39 81- 8507245

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