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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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Ramat Gan, Israel
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63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 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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5 reviews
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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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 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 

Thank TheHungryFrenchGirl
Tokyo, Japan
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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 

Thank Zhong X
Milan, Italy
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112 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

After a tour of Pompei ruins we planned this lunch to rest before moving to Ercolano ruins. A classy ambient with an attentive pro friendly service. We had the Mare tasting menu', everything was excellent with the following highlight: -the scallop was sublime A perfect dining Experience in general that may worth a 2** easily for our judgement. Chef Paolo... More 

Thank Simone T
Colchester, England, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2016

Pompeii is full of good restaurants but I doubt any come close to Ristorante President if you are looking for a romantic meal. Looking at the venue from the outside there is no indication as to what you will experience when you enter... I went through the front door with my wife and we were greeted by the 2015 Michelin... More 

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Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia
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69 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2016

To set the scene, we'd spent the morning hiking on Vesuvius and showed up at this Michelin starred restaurant in our hiking gear, my only concession being to swap my boots for sandals. When we showed up, thus dressed, for a late lunch (we arrived at 14:30, they take seatings for lunch until 15:30), we were welcomed warmly and offered... More 

Thank NewfieGirl13
London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2016

Two of us plus our 9 year old son had a Sunday lunch on valentines day. Service was very attentive (lovely lady maitre d') and understanding of how to adapt a 5 course lunch to a 9 year old boy plus a gluten free husband! Food was delicious and wine nicely matched with it. A lovely way to spend a... More 

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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
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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?