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“Decent food but overpriced”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of La Sacrestia - CLOSED

La Sacrestia
Cuisines: Italian, European
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Posillipo
New York City, New York
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144 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Decent food but overpriced”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2014

A fellow American who used to live in Napoli recommended La Sacrestia as a romantic spot. It is perched in an incredibly scenic location on the hill above Mergellina, but once you are inside there is no evidence of this because you cannot see out the windows! As it was Valentine's Day I hoped for a special experience (they provided a complementary pour of Prosecco, heart-shaped fried biscuits and a special DJ) but the food was only average and, for Naples, quite expensive. Service was friendly in the helpful but brusque Napolitano manner. The fried seafood was good but not amazing. I enjoyed the "guitar pasta" with scorpion-fish, but again it was only average for the price. The best thing was a small (3 bites) vegetable pizza that they offered as an antipasto, but charged 6 euro for! It could be so much better.

  • Visited February 2014
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3 Thank matthiashess
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
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English first
Naples, Italy
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great expectations dashed by reality”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2014

A fellow American recommended La Sacrestia shortly after I moved to Napoli. Over 2 years later, Valentine's Day with a date finally gave me a chance to visit. I learned I should be careful listening to recommendations about Neapolitan restaurants from fellow Americans.
The food would be average for a tired Italian-American place living on a faded reputation. But this is Naples, where you can have a legendary meal for half the price! Dinner was 90 euro for 2 people, with no wine! (My date does not drink). The service was very friendly, but the dishes reached for brilliance and always fell short: the gnocchi con pesce spada was "ok", the "ricotta-zucchine mousse" was reused in two different antipasti, and the orata in cartoccio was flat: like high-quality canned tuna in a burrito wrapper. The semifreddo dessert (important on Valentine's Day!) can be beaten by most any Neapolitan gelateria. You could sum up by commenting about the absolutely stunning view of the bay of Naples from this location, which you see as you walk up to the restaurant -- and which cannot be seen from any table! Build some windows in the wall so diners can see the view, and THEN you can charge this kind of money for average food! (I think they may have a summer terrazzo, so you can try visiting then for a view...but you won't see me!)

  • Visited February 2014
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2 Thank Salsasurf
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Boise, Idaho
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362 reviews
264 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“Great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2013

We had a sampler of their entire menu. Every dish had a wonderful presentation and the food was to die for. The staff was very friendly. And the decor was like being in an abbey which we loved.

Visited October 2013
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Thank Dale H
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Bangkok, Thailand
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61 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Excellent service and food.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2012

I was there twice during September and it was full.
The food is delicious. Good selection of wine. Panoramic view. Live music.

  • Visited September 2012
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1 Thank fedupi
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Los Angeles, California
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127 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Restaurants not to miss”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2012 via mobile

La Sacrestia is a not to be missed food experience with a great view and wine list as well. We were there during the week so it was quiet but the service and food were great! A little bit of a drive to get too on the hill of Posillipo above Chiaia but well worth it!

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1 Thank TWilliamson07
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