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“A hidden Jewel”
Review of La Tavernetta - MOVED

La Tavernetta
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
London
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A hidden Jewel”
Reviewed September 18, 2012

This is a lovely restaurant which we found by mistake while looking for another restaurant recomended in a guide book. The service was very good and we the food was excellent; Fresh and tasty. We could not resist another visit before we left Sorrento.The location is wonderful. Directly on the beach but not crowded. Tonino was very antentive and made us very comfortable. Highly recommend it if you love good food and good atmosphere. Oh and wonderful good limoncello andfFinocchietto.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank chioni
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Halifax, Canada
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Beachfront dining”
Reviewed July 21, 2012

Great family run restaurant with fresh local food. A little out of the way, but had a free taxi pick up and drop off at our hotel. Great atmosphere, with the option of eating right on the beach. Food was excellent and would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting Sorrento. If you have any questions about La Tavernetta or any other restaurant choices in Sorrento, send me an email through www.salamandertravel.ca

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank WanderingSalamander
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Columbus, Ohio
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Best on the beach”
Reviewed July 21, 2012

At the end of a 2 week stay in Sorrento we visited Marina Di Puolo and ended our swimming day there with lunch at La Tavernetta. We were thrilled with the meal and attentive service. Raffaele made sure everyone was happy with their food, tweaking the dish to your own tastes. The swordfish was the best of our trip and the caprese was excellent. We also were served bread and some complimentary limoncello, ice cold after a long hot day at the beach. It was perfect and the view was excellent. Add to that the very reasonable prices!

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank Beth D
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Dublin, Ireland
1 review
“Great food, great atmosfear”
Reviewed July 6, 2012

This is a small restaurant outside Sorrento, but they offer a complimentary pick up service. I was here recently on a Saturday evening. The food was delicious, will definitely go back.

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank Ibtravel
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Farmington, Connecticut
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376 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
“Could it get any better???”
Reviewed June 26, 2012

We just returned from an evening at La Tavernetta in Marina del Puolo section of Massa Lubrense, just outside of Sorrento. It was a 10 out of 10 experience!
Our little shuttle car picked us up promptly at 7:30 and took us on quite a ride down to the seaside of this tiny town. The ride was quite a trip, with narrow roads and very challenging switchbacks, but it was worth the trip as the location of this restaurant is incredibly beautiful. Vesuvius looms in the distance, the water laps quietly at the shore, and nice Italian music plays in the background.
Our waiter, Tonino, dealt with us patiently and with good humor as we changed tables 3 times (!), first from the beach, then from a corner table on the deck, and finally settling on something on the deck but close to the beach. The food was superb; simple, fresh, authentic and delicious. We started with the mixed appetizer....octopus salad, prawns, fried sardines, calamari and a couple of other fish samples. We also added in some fried peppers, which had a yummy smokey flavor coming from the wood burning stove.
Next we all had pasta dishes, and every one was spot on. I had the scialatielli, a rustic, homemade pasta with sea food sauce (clams and mussels). Another in our party had linguini with vongole and another had paccheri (like rigatoni on steroids) with seafood. Every plate was superb.
For dessert we had the ricotta and pear dessert...refreshing and cool, followed by shots of homemade limoncello and a cutting board full of delicious dark chocolate, compliments of the house.
EVeryone involved with our meal was polite, fun and made our evening even more pleasant than it would have been with just good food. The bill was a very reasonable 142Euros for four people with two bottles of wine and three courses. You can't beat that with a stick!
We will be back to La Tavernetta for sure, and I only wish our stay in Sorrento were a bit longer so we could return again and again now.
This family run restaurant is a gem and you will not regret paying them a visit. Truly a five star spot!

  • Visited June 2012
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2 Thank travelfreak53
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