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Viva lo Re

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C.so resina, 261, 80056 Ercolano, Italy
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Highgate, London
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 

Thank MichaelHighgate
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars 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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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016 via mobile

How lucky we were to find Viva Lo Re- we were only planning to eat there one night but everything about it was so superb we ate there during our entire stay. The ambience is cosy and friendly with favourite wines lining the walls, everyone working there was so attentive they recommended superb local wines for us & the food... More 

1 Thank Helen L
Manchester, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

Typical Italian restaurant serving home cooked italian menu, run by the owner of Villa Batista. We ate here 4 nights of the 5 we stayed at the Villa (there was a private function on one night) and thoroughly enjoyed every meal. Service was very friendly and helpful even though we didn't speak Italian. We had a different wine each night... More 

Thank 27traveller1952
Torre Del Greco, Italy
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

It's my favorite place when I'm at home. The food is great and inspirated to Neapolitan tradition. The service is professional but at same time friendly.

Thank Lucianobreg
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016

Very good classic Neapoltan food,and massive winelist...more of a restaurant then a trattoria.Polished and attentive service,obviously popular with locals.Not cheap,but good value.An oasis in an town full of tourist traps and fast food joints.

1 Thank brian m

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Italian, Mediterranean
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
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: C.so 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?