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“Friendly, cozy, delicious”
Review of Il Comandante

Il Comandante
Ranked #123 of 3,165 Restaurants in Naples
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Il Comandante is a gourmet restaurant awarded 1 Michelin Star since 2012. Il Comandante was the title given to Achille Lauro. And our restaurant was his palace, the historical site of Lauro's naval fleet. We like to imagine this place as the ship's bridge from where one dominates the bay of Naples, the port, the ships that arrive and depart in a never still landscape, never identical. Our kitchen evokes the charm of a trip: the great muse is the Mediterranean "mare nostrum", a melting pot of people and cultures tastes and traditions, where our Chef Salvatore Bianco elaborates the ingredients with respect and passion. Enjoy the experience.
Reviewed December 10, 2013

Il Comandante, situated on the 10th floor of the Hotel Romeo on the port of Naples, delivered generally what was expected for one of two Michelin starred restaurants in Naples. There are three set menus and each of the dishes on the set menu is available a al carte. Two of the menus are themed - I think one is land, one is sea. The third is the chef's menu, which rather predictably (and somewhat disappointingly) promised an array of dishes made from market fresh ingredients selected that day by the chef, and turned out to be a selection of dishes from the other two menus. That aside, every course was delicious, especially the savory and rich 65 degree egg (order it and find out for yourself). One of the seafood courses was a simple selection of fresh seafood (prawns and fish) cooked to perfect tenderness with fresh greens and a turmeric sauce that complimented the seafood without overpowering it. The dessert was delicious, especially the fresh berry gelato. The service was friendly and mostly informal. The staff kindly spoke English to us, and the sommelier gave excellent wine recommendations - and, in true Neapolitan fashion, applauded our choice of a less expensive bottle rather than acting like a snob about it. We were seated in a smaller room with no view of the port, but we did have a nice view of the kitchen through a pane of glass, which suited us better at any rate. The biggest minus, in my view is that there actually is no bathroom. You have to get on the elevator and go down a floor to the bar, explain hurriedly that you are dining on the 10th floor and they sent you to use the bathroom... all a little more discussion about my need to urinate than I had bargained for when I stood up from the table and murmured "excuse me". So, this place is excellent, certainly deserving of praise (and, probably, the michelin star), and perfect for both groups of friends and romantic couples evenings.

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Reviewed November 19, 2013

Having booked the placed a few days earlier we arrived three minutes before the opening time of 8.00 pm. We were asked to wait rather than pointed to our table. This worked for us as we absorbed the excellent panoramic view of the city and the gulf down to Sorento.
The menu provided an excellent choice for every course. We were impressed by the quality of food and offer to cater vegetarian choice to one of our party. The choice of breads was wide and taste was enhanced with the quality of local olive oil and the choice of salts (four) and peppers (four). The recommended local wine complemented the courses we had chosen.
The journey to the washroom is a journey – by lift to the floor below.
Overall experience – good – we were impressed.

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Reviewed October 26, 2013

We had the chefs selection menu at the il commandante and while it was extremely good it was not as good as some other michelin star restaurants. The food was actually very good but I expect to be surprised at michelin star restaurants and I was not really surprised at il commandante. The breads were excellent as well as the selection of 5 different salts and 5 peppers.

As usual the appetizers were better than the main courses. In all an enjoyable experience. Of course it's quite pricey but it's a michelin star right?

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Thank Pantelis D
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Reviewed September 23, 2013

The Michelin star of Il Comandante is certainly well deserved. Innovative, yet still incorporated traditional elements and local flavours. Not to mention the view... Taken all together, a magical evening and the best meal we had in Naples (if not Italy!)

Thank Paula W
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Reviewed May 10, 2013

We went to Il Comandante for a dinner. We set right by a window with a nice view over the bay (slightly spoiled by a shabby building across the road). We selected sea food/fish dishes for our dinner. The food was excellent and prepared and presented in a quite innovative way - e.g. "three prawns", prawns cooked in three different ways. The desert - a "chocolate sphere" - was delicious. Great service (with confident English), trendy design - all elements in place!

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