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“Ho Hum”
Review of Al Pesce D'Oro

Al Pesce D'Oro
Ranked #34 of 104 Restaurants in Amalfi
Price range: $28 - $50
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Ho Hum”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

If you have not eaten in a decent italian trattoria before this, you might be impressed by the pasta/seafood etc. We, howeverhad spent 7 days travelling at this stage and found it average, underwhelming and overpriced. First place we were charged for sitting down and for bread!!!
Go find some other place among the many in Amalfi.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank mceCork
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Harlow, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Tell them what you like and enjoy what you get”
Reviewed July 20, 2013

Many places in Italy will have a limited menu, this is because, as I understand, you tell them what you like and they will bring you a selection of foods. E.g Parma ham, tomatoes, croquettes, mozzarella, ect and you will get these. The food we got this was was great, fresh and fine. We were only eating light so didnt eat much. We sat outside next to a dangerous pipe sticking out the wall which the waiter and 2 of our group tripped over! The view was great, parking fine, service ok and toilets decent. Would recommend giving it a go, but i don't think it was any where special. Not sure about value as family member paid.

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank S-M4X
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Ithaca, New York
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Twenty eight years later....”
Reviewed July 4, 2013

It is simply not true that "you can never go back." On June 4th of this year we returned, after 28 years, to Al Pesce D'Oro and are so very glad we did. In 1985, armed with a copy of a GOURMET article printed in February 1972 titled "Gourmet Holidays: The Amalfi Drive," we enjoyed the most remarkable dinner prepared by the owner/chef. Having read about spaghetti en cartoccio (en papillote) in the article, we had to have it. We got more -- an opportunity to go into the kitchen and watch it being prepared. It was wonderful! Her husband had caught the clams, mussels, and octopus that morning. The article was proudly displayed on the wall back in 1985.

This year we arrived at Al Pesce D'Oro between lunch and dinner. On the patio perched on the hillside overlooking the sea was the lovely woman we had met all those years ago. We are all a bit older now :) Inside was a young man who invited us in. The dining room was ours. The cook was about to leave but they brought us an enormous dish of olives and then an antipasto of a small white fish seviche, smoked salmon, and delicious octopus.

The young man was her grandson-in-law, now one of the people managing the restaurant and bed and breakfast which they have added in the intervening years. We didn't see the GOURMET article on the wall this time, but I had brought it with me again, a little yellowed over the years. I proudly presented it to her grandson who had never seen it before! He read it with amazement and took it to his Grandmother to tell her that we had visited before. We told them how very much we had enjoyed the cartoccio and in fact had made it a few times ourselves and that we would love to have it again. Well... the cook had left, it was between lunch and dinner... but the wonderful Grandmother made her way to the kitchen and cooked it for us!!!! What a delicious treat and a lovely trip in to our past -- enjoying the beautiful Amalfi Coast and the very special Al Pesce D'Oro!

  • Visited June 2013
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“Good traditional food and value”
Reviewed June 28, 2013 via mobile

After several weeks nearby, Al Pesce d'Oro became our most frequented dining experience. Over time we sampled most of the menu items including the pizza. We found the portions large and nicely prepared. Favorites included spaghetti with clams, fettucelle with olives, capers and tomatoes, and the mussels (Zuppa di Cozzi). It was hard to avoid over eating as Pasquale, the owner, always served a few extra items throughout the meal-grilled bread, pizza marinara, fiore di campo, and an occasional dessert. There is a nice selection of moderately priced local wines. Everything is fresh and hand made except the fried calamari and shrimp. It's a warm, friendly, and entertaining atmosphere with both locals and tourists. It also has on-site parking. For a nice casual evening out, add this as a place to try. Enjou!

Visited June 2013
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Queens, NY
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95 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed June 14, 2013

A friend took us here while in Almafi and it was one of the best places I've ever eaten!!! A must when in Almafi!!! Pasta has not been the same since my visit here... How I wish I was closer... The best!!!

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank J M
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