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“Amazing! Visted Three Times!”

Ristorante Cicirinella
Ranked #14 of 775 Restaurants in Salerno
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $28 - $43
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed June 7, 2018

We read on Tripadvisor that this restaurant was great, so we thought we'd give it a try. We didn't have reservations but decided to give it a go. It's a bit hard to find - down one of the side streets alongside the Duomo. But we're so glad we persevered! When we arrived they told us that they would be happy to serve us, but we'd have to wait for 20 minutes. That was absolutely no problem for us. There's nowhere to wait inside this tiny jewel of a restaurant, but there are a couple of chairs outside next to the door. The waiter kindly brought us each a glass of Prosecco.
When we were seated, there was bread, olive oil and herbs already on the table. We ordered a bottle of the (very good) house red wine (only 8 euros!) and decided to share the appetizer. The appetizer is basically 2 to 3 bites of four different tastes. It was plenty for us before the meal. We then shared the risotto which was divine, and then shared the argentinian entrecote (beef) which was some of the best beef we have ever put in our mouths. It came with potatoes.
The service was impeccable. The waiter was attentive but didn't hover.
The restaurant is small and the kitchen is visible - they are very authentic and transparent.
The menu has one starter, usually about 3 primi piatti, and 3 or 4 secondi. This is the mark of a truly good restaurant - only serving what is fresh and available.
All three times that we ate there they had risotto (not on the menu and to-die-for!).
Although the food is as upscale as it gets, the prices are incredibly reasonable. With the bottle of wine, water, shared appetizer, primi and secondi, our total was about 40 euros. Add a second main course for about 12 euros.
If you're in Salerno, or even close, do yourself a favor and eat here!

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Reviewed May 24, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I traveled from Rome to Venice to Salerno and our dinner here was the most memorable and authentic experience we had anywhere. Luigi and Ettore helped to create a wonderful atmosphere and were serving tables and talking with customers and making sure that every single person was happy. Luigi recommended a fabulous and inexpensive bottle of local red wine, and we ordered the penne scarpariello and the special risotto for the evening (with eggplant and mushroom and 2 kinds of cheese). Both dishes were out of this world delicious, perfectly al dente with big flavor.

My husband also ordered the steak and he said it was by far one of the best steaks he’s ever had. Perfectly cooked and perfectly seasoned. We each ordered a panna cotta (Nutella and a caramel) and they were both spectacular and had these fabulous crunch garnishes that worked perfectly. They also gave us limoncello and a plate of adorable mini macarons to end the meal.

We hands down recommend coming here while in Salerno. Make a reservation! We walked in and Luigi told us to come back at 9:30 and he would have a table waiting for us and sure enough he did! They also own a sister restaurant right next door which we (stupidly) did not make a reservation for when we were back a few nights later and it was too long of a wait for us. Don’t miss out! And if you there is a wait, just wait! You won’t regret it!

Thank Sarah P
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Reviewed May 22, 2018

This place blew us away with the food, presentation and house red wine. Make a reservation if you can, or show up before they open to grab a table. Near the Duomo. Owner speaks excellent English.

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Reviewed May 21, 2018

Delicious food, attentive service, relaxed dining. What more can we ask? If you are in Salerno, dine here.

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Reviewed May 14, 2018 via mobile

Ristorante Cicirinella was a great discovery in Salerno! The daily Menu, although limited, had dishes for all tastes whether it be pasta, beef, or seafood. Service was exemplary, food was delicious and the atmosphere entertaining and comfortable. Don’t miss this dining experience. Best to make reservations.

Thank Linda M
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