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Osteria della Mattonella
Ranked #205 of 3,061 Restaurants in Naples
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: San Ferdinando
Reviewed September 21, 2012

On the recommendation of our concierge we went to this restaurant. It is just over the bridge from Via Ciaia, and somewhat difficult to find. It is a small place with room for about 30. We were the only two at around 2pm. We did not see any salads on the menu but they made us a caprese salad and it was very good. We also had fried calamari and spaghetti with olives and capers, and an eggplant ragout. The dishes were good, not great. The calamari was chewy but nicely battered. The bags of dried pasta you can see in the kitchen from your table suggest they do not make their own. We found the price of wine high. We also felt confused with the bill and took it back to our concierge to interpret. Turns out we were charge 3 euros for sitting at the table and 3.50 euro for service. We are used to paying a tip back home but it is not typical in Italy. We couldn't even ask the waitress what the charges were for because we don't speak Italian. So it seemed odd as we have not had this happen elsewhere (a table sitting and service charge). Napoli is a city where you feel a strange tension as a tourist. I wouldn't go back to this restaurant because I found our bill of 40 euro's high for what we got.

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Reviewed July 7, 2012

authentic food- no tourist feel at all. Try the pasta alla genovese.
Very cute- feels like in the owners home/ kitchen.

Thank GuarracinoLombok
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Reviewed June 18, 2012

We stumbled across this restaurant on our trip to Naples and couldn't have been happier to have done so! This is an adorable family run restaurant that only has about six tables. We ate in there on a week night and everyone eating in there were locals. We had meatballs, grilled calamari and awesome desserts.

Would highly recommend this restaurant for an authentic Napoli experience!

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Thank ld92
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Reviewed April 8, 2012

Local food, downtown Naples, we enjoyed everything we ate. Reasonably priced.
The staff was really nice. They didn't speak English, but we are Italian so we didn't care.

Thank Luca M
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Reviewed September 8, 2010

La mattonella is a perfect neapolitan "osteria". Food is very good and traditional and the staff is incredibly "warm" and kind.
Nice music and a very good crowd..

don't miss the "genovese" and the "pasta e ceci"!!!

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