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Pappacarbone

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Via Rosario Senatore, 30, 80143 Cava De' Tirreni, Italy
+39089466441
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Waitstaff

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  • 24
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  • 14
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  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Strongly recommended

During our Christmas trip to the South of Italy, my girlfriend and I decided to have lunch at Pappacarbone. The first thing we noticed when we arrived was the kind and friendly greeting, which was in fluent English. We were presented with a menu written in both Italian and English. Shortly after... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 13, 2013
Andrew761
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London
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Salem, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

We were headed south to Sicily, via Salerno on our two-month long Italian road trip when I happened to notice in our Michelin red guide that we'd be passing a starred restaurant just north of the city of Salerno...so, off the autostrada we go in search of Pappacarbone! Sunday lunch in Italy is rather special...a time for families to gather,... More 

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Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We went out of our way to experience lunch at Pappacarbone on our way from Naples to Sorrento and it was worth every bit! We were treated like family from the moment we walked in the door. The servers were lovely and very helpful with the Italian only menu. The chef came out to meet us before we left, which... More 

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Trani, Italy
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Dining at Rocco Iannone is one-of-a-kind experience everyone should allow himself at least once in life. Produces and raw materials are strictly gathered locally if not produced by chef Rocco in his Tenuta Nannina while the fish is a gift of the fantastic gulf of Salerno. Keep up with the good spirit chef.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Chef Rocco Iannone has real respect about the Italian gastronomic tradition and products. His restaurant is starred at Michelin Guide, but unaffectedly. And his food - Madonna mia, his food - is a sucessful result of his passion for cooking and his obstinacy for finding the freshest and more authentic ingredients from Campaign Region. If you feel it's important, as... More 

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Santa Cruz, Bolivia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 via mobile

I've been in Pappacarbone September 14. Rocco the 'cuoco' and the owner is an amazing person, very kind, full of taste and authentic. We had the full menu and since appetiser to dessert it was delicious with a good local wine choice. Rocco is very able to select the raw ingredients and to propose the best dishes because each season... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

The chief Rocco knows his ingredients, never tasted anything as fresh or as good, Found out when I was talking to waitress that the sea food Ingredients are that fresh the cheif Rocco go's and catches the sea food himself. Just loved the experience, spoke with Rocco himself and he's one of the nicest chiefs I've ever meet. The menu... More 

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

During our Christmas trip to the South of Italy, my girlfriend and I decided to have lunch at Pappacarbone. The first thing we noticed when we arrived was the kind and friendly greeting, which was in fluent English. We were presented with a menu written in both Italian and English. Shortly after ordering, the dishes were beautifully presented by waitress,... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

The food equals the experience of eating italian in the backlands of Croatia (no offense). Uninspired and dull courses are served with no understanding of the marvelous raw products of the region. A tenth of the asked price might be a fair share; but in this case I would advise to go someplace - anyplace else!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Rosario Senatore, 30, 80143 Cava De' Tirreni, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Campania  >  Province of Salerno  >  Cava De' Tirreni
  • Phone Number: +39089466441

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine

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