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Viva lo Re

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
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Corso Resina 261, 80056 Ercolano, Italy
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We are staying in Ercolano for only one night and wanted a good meal. We looked at Trip Advisor and decided to walk along the Main Street to Vivo lo Re. How pleased we are are that we did! The restaurant was empty when we arrived (7.30), but soon filled up, mostly with locals. The restaurant is exciting and the... More 

1 Thank Frissels
Ramat Gan, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is a 10-minute walk from the excavations. Very nicely decorated. There was no English menu - the daily menu was written in Italian on a chalk board. I didn't really get a lot of help with the menu, and ended up ordering a pasta dish that was truly excellent, but very small in size, so that I had... More 

Thank Guy D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

!!!!!!!!A unique resturant ,very good food and service located in the center of ercelanonear all the hot spoots

Thank Shuli L
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

Forget the rest and go here. Superb daily fresh courses and a wine list 😚. Even the kids had a great dinner. The dessert was fabulous, the chocolate from the heart was define.

Thank Raymond v
Highgate, London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016

This restaurant used to be good. I returned here recently after 9 years and had fond memories of it. Back then I stayed in the area for 2 weeks and we had dinner here every day. In my last visit I was completely appalled. The staff abandoned us in a dark room (resembling a library), without a menu or drinks... More 

1 Thank MichaelHighgate
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a sublime Sunday lunch here after visiting the ruins. Top quality and the best meal we had around Naples amongst many excellent ones, and relatively good value for money. Local wine also a must try. Go !

Thank Nick W
Durham, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016

We arrived in Ercolano after a difficult trip- we were tired and cranky. Yet we made the effort to walk all the way down the main street to find Viva lo Re as it was the only Ercolano restaurant recommended by our guidebook. And it was totally worth the detour. The menu is very small but everything we ordered was... More 

Thank TheHungryFrenchGirl
Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

Spent 10 days in Ercolano. Happened upon Viva lo Re which was a stone throw from our hotel. The first thing that stuck me was the large collection of wines covering the walls - it's like a library but with wine on the shelves rather than books. The menu is on a chalkboard and displayed in Italian. This is predominantly... More 

2 Thank Gnashery
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2016

A gem in a sea of mediocrity. So surprised to experience such quality in a restaurant when other places are the standard cafe style. Courses range from 10-16 € and are not large just excellent. Extensive wine list ranging from 12€ upwards to the hundreds.

2 Thank Jayne J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

Wow. The real deal in an off the tourist track local dining experience. Attentive service. Good wine. And amazing food. A world away from the tourist traps on the road from the train station to Herculaneum. Black rice with raw scampi! Artichoke salad! Molten chocolate dessert!

Thank ColoradoRocky2

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Corso Resina 261, 80056 Ercolano, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Campania  >  Province of Naples  >  Ercolano
  • Phone Number: (+39)0817390207

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