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Review of Il Tinello - CLOSED

Il Tinello
Price range: $19 - $44
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed July 11, 2013 via mobile

After walking around for about 40 mins trying to find this restaurant we stumbled across it thank god! To anyone who is planning on going here go up the stairs from via Roma. The food is absolutely superb, wines are great and so is the tiramisu! Service is very good here too. Great feed and great place to eat.

Visited July 2013
1 Thank Peter H
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Swedish first
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Delightful Discovery!”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

My husband and I were on Capri for our honeymoon and while wandering off the beaten path we got a bit lost. Meandering back to the center of town we came across Il Tinello and I'm very happy we did! We had a fantastic lunch with none of the touristy annoyances we found in so much of Capri. We had bruschetta, octopus salad and gnocchi alla sorrentina and all we tasty. For a quiet, relaxed lunch away from the hubub of the piazza, I definitely recommend Il Tinello.

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank clairealta
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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Lovely manager”
Reviewed May 22, 2013

The lady who runs the show here is very friendly. Fairly limited menu but good quality - pizzas at lunch only. Not as expensive as the other restaurants around the piazza, which makes it much better value than many.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Robert D
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Naples, Italy
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113 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Amazing food, wonderful staff, hidden gem!”
Reviewed April 9, 2013

Capri left a bad taste in my mouth on my first visit because it was so stinking touristy. The food was so bland, carelessly prepared, and over priced. But this last trip, we found Il Tinello and it changed my entire perception of the whole island! Hidden (seriously hidden) down not just one, not two, but several back alleys, it takes a determined traveler to find it. You'll be so happy that you did! The wine was so reasonably priced (13-17 Euro each for an Aglianico and Greco di Tufo - both very good) and the selection of Campania wine was pretty good.

The frutti di mare was by far the best dish that we ordered. I find that often in Naples and the touristy parts of the Amalfi Coast, the frutti di mare is overcooked so often that it loses all the flavor. This one was perfect! Shrimp, mussels, clams, octopus - everything was very well prepared. We also got the "big gnocchi" if for nothing else than that the name was hilarious and it was the chef special.

Strongly support your blowing off the chains and generic Italian in the larger streets and wander back to Il Tinello. Our waitress was sweet, spoke English well but found our broken Italian not overly irritating and thus responding in kind.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank LynnieLou619
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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Nice meal, very expensive”
Reviewed April 4, 2013 via mobile

We came to the restaurant for lunch after reading about it on trip adviser. We were the only one in the restaurant although it was very busy on the island. The lady was very welcoming, the menu was in italian and we struggled with it, but between us we managed to choose few dishes to sample the dishes of Capri. We chose bruschetta to start, 2 pasta dishes, 2 main of fish of the day, fried calamari and prawns, salad (tomato and lettuce) and fries. We drank 1/2 bottle of wine and soft drinks for the our 2 boys. We also had 3 deserts. The dishes were very good, but not large portions, the fish was very small and there were only few prawns and calamari. Both pasta dishes were not generous, they were with meat and fish respectively, we found it hard to find them!
The deserts were heavenly. The bill was a shock, 175 euros.
We didn't think it was worth it, not even for an expensive place like Capri. Hence the 3 babbles.

Visited April 2013
Thank Sharon S
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