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“Nice restaurant just to the side of the Cathedral steps” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ristorante Il Chiostro

Ristorante Il Chiostro
Ranked #31 of 101 Restaurants in Amalfi
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Romantic, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
London, England
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86 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Nice restaurant just to the side of the Cathedral steps”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2013

This restaurant (The Cloister) is just to the side of the Cathedral steps. There's quite a reasonable sized interior but we sat in the narrow open alleyway just beneath the main interior. Though there's no view, I'd recommend the menu here over the restaurant just a few steps down which is very, very touristy but has the advantage of being able to see the square below. Your choice; view or food!

I had to call the waiter from inside the restaurant to serve us (they can't see you from the inside). We had grilled anchovies with melted cheese, deep fried which is a typical local dish followed by swordfish, sea bass with potatoes dauphinoises and a salad. Washed down with water and half a bottle of Taburno Falanghina 2010 white wine. The bill came to 57 Euros without tip.

It started to rain so we (and our friendly waiter) took our food inside and ate there. No problem and we met a charming Canadian family at the table next to us.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Hidden from the street up beside the Duomo”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

This was a real ristorante tucked up a side street leading away from the side of the Duomo steps.
We were the only ones in there for awhile but the older gentleman who I assume was the owner made us feel very welcome. Our steak and vegetables were good but the standout dish was the primi which was "Paccheri pesca spada e gamberetti" which was big tube pasta with swordfish and prawns. The combination and sauce were delicious! Very clean and priced about the same as others in a town where it is very competitive and everyone is hawking for business.
The waiter seemed a little disappointed when I ordered the house wine instead of a bottle but hey, it's my budget and I spent it on food instead.

Visited June 2013
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Thank Douglas L
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Carlsbad, California
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“We spent 11 days in Italy and”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2013

We spent 11 days in Italy and had two big meals per day. This restaurant was one our favorite. The food and service were both great.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Joe C
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london
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent simple Italian food, great spot for lunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2013

Great simple Italian restaurant less than a min walk from steps of duomo. Had simple lunch of caprese salad and then pasta. Both dishes were delicious. Waiting staff very friendly and helpful, meal was not expensive.
Highly recommend as convenient lunch spot to rest weary feet, away from crowds of tourists less than fifty meters away.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank happy2010holiday
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Ramat Gan, Israel
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560 reviews
244 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
“simple food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2013

The restuarant offers simple Italian food, quite average- the only thing that is woth mentioning is their vegetrian pizza that is a special pizza with anti pasti vegetables that aws a nice change. Other than that nothing special, no homemade pizza or any other treats

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Dr_Iris_B
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