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“Passionately designed menu and excellent food”

Il Principe Restaurant
Ranked #18 of 192 Restaurants in Pompeii
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $18 - $47
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed November 4, 2012

We had a thoroughly enjoyable meal at this restaurant - the food was delicious (some of the best food of our entire holiday, especially the risotto) and the owner was very helpful and friendly, giving us a book showcasing some of the main attractions around Italy as a gift. We also tried the Roman cheesecake dessert; recreated from paintings found in the Roman ruins of Pompeii and made with the ingredients that would have been around at the time. I would definitely recommend this dessert to anyone visiting the ruins!

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Reviewed October 26, 2012

This restaurant is in one corner of the main square in Pompeii and whilst it was quite quiet on the evening we went the service was impeccable and the food very stylishly presented. I ate the beef dish shown in their main photograph on Trip Advisor and I can confirm it is very good. All the food we had, including some excellent ravioli, was perfectly cooked and full of flavour

The room is decorated in a gloriously over the top way which somehow just is uniquely Italian. If you want modern rather than traditional Italian cooking then I think you would be pleased with choosing this restaurant.

The overall bill was EUR 105 which I thought very reasonable for the standard and probably inexpensive by UK standards (This included EUR 20 for Vesuvian local wine)

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Reviewed October 5, 2012

This restaurant had the best cuisine at its best location in Pompeii. The view and service was great. The owner was the best at helping us in every way; from directions to local attractions. The food was delicious, fresh and had a wide variety of choices to choose from. Best!!

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Reviewed September 19, 2012

If you are looking for a 4 euro pizza, this place is not for you.

If however you are looking for the freshest food, individually cooked for you with the taste of heaven, you have found the place.

It is family run, and it shows. Nothing is too much trouble, if you want the meals will be individually explained. Staff absolutely perfect, not pushy, but will answer any questions you have. We have been on holiday from UK for two weeks, and its the clear leader in the restaurant stakes so far. And that includes Paris, & Rome.

Not bargain basement prices, but then food of this quality is not cheap to produce. Three course meal, with beer is around 35 Euros.

We are leaving in two days, and only found today. But we will not be going anywhere else for our last night.

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Reviewed September 19, 2012

A truly great restaurant in Pompeii. A bit pricey but worth it in our view. The owners also spent time to suggest local attractions and introduced us to Lacryma Christo (the local wine) which is delicious.

Thank Brian F
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