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“Fantastic place for a special meal”
Review of L'Antica Trattoria

L'Antica Trattoria
Ranked #15 of 288 Restaurants in Sorrento
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed September 27, 2012

We found this restaurant by accident as everywhere was busy at lunch and then we looked in and saw a haven of tranquility with tables under a canopy of leaves. This is a more upmarket restaurant than many in the town and the tables had linen cloths and napkins and the glasses they used were murano glass. The prices are a little higher than the average in Sorrento but its worth it for a treat and at lunchtime they have both a set menu (great value) and a light lunch menu - also good value but be careful as it does add up. There are however lots of free extras and they brought bread sticks, flat bread, olives and homemade crisps which were all delicious. All in all a lovely tranquil place with excellent old school service that made you just happy to sit and eat and chill out - what holidays are meant for!

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Reviewed September 26, 2012

À few hours ago with friends, we shared one of our best dinner of our life. Every ingredients were present to make this occasion "magical". Food was excellent. Prices were reasonable when compared to other restaurants of the area. Atmosphere and decor is exceptional (Where else can you eat under a vine rooftop?) Service was also excellent in great part due to the humour and smile of Tony who made sure that we would remember this occasion for the rest of our life. Every ingredient shared with a discreet mandolin player.
Do we recommend this place. We believe you have to visit it if you come in Sorrento
Ciao!
Syl and his friends

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Reviewed September 26, 2012

Central to the town this restaurant was easy to find and located in a relatively quiet back street leading towards the sea.

The restaurant is a strange setup, with a very small front, leading to a semi-outdoor area leading to a larger indoor area.

The semi-outdoor area was pretty & draped with greenery – but was also a haven for mosquitos, so we avoided this and instead opted to sit indoors.

Unusually for restaurants around Sorrento, we couldn’t make much sense of the menu shown at street level – which became clear when we were looking to order! The menu is geared up around a number of “set menus” with a al carte dishes also being offered if you were willing to pay a premium price & an additional surcharge.

The menu prices were high... the cheapest set menu was around 40 Euro pp, which was actually good value compared to the a al carte menu where the same choices would have been a lot higher. We even saw people sharing dishes! You could easily spend 100 Euro’s feeding just 2 people.

The food was of a truly high standard (perhaps the highest we found in the town)? But,

The biggest disappointment for us was the service. We asked twice to order food (after a 20min wait) We also needed to remind them when we were waiting for our main course, and then after finishing we asked 2 people for the bill and in the end got up and told them we would leave without paying – which prompted some action! The whole meal took around 2.5 hours, during which the waiters were busy, but not feeding us!

So, try it for yourself – but, if your experience is similar to mine – book a table & start early. Enjoy the excellent quality food.

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Reviewed September 24, 2012

The prices here are a cut above the standard for Sorrento. But the qulaity of the food and attentive service make it worthwhile, I suggest you book this for a specila occasion.

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Reviewed September 24, 2012

Simply the best restaurant I have eaten in. I never feel like writing reviews about restaurants, yet I felt compelled to do so with this superb establishment.

Big thanks, hopefully see you again soon!

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Thank Jamie S
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