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“Outstanding meal in a tourist town?”

Restaurant President
Ranked #35 of 191 Restaurants in Pompeii
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $29 - $73
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed December 1, 2013

What a pleasant surprise! Although eating out in Campania is usually good, this restaurant stands out above the rest, which in a town such as Pompei by necessity caters mainly for large tourist crowds expecting low cost traditional fare. The standards of food preparation, the sumptuous environment with paintings from the owner's family, the carefully selected wine list and the level of service are second to none and as geo007 says deserving of a Michelin accolade. The owner's passion for food and dedication are a joy to behold and make a dinner here an experience to remember. For about twice the price of your average 3 course tourist menu I had a wonderful 7 course 'menu degustazione' of local fish with everything prepared in house, au pair with many of the best restaurants in Europe, so I can thoroughly recommend President as outstanding.

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Reviewed October 8, 2013

This restaurant is well worth a visit. Excellent food at very reasonable prices. Relaxed atmosphere and attentive service in pleasant surroundings. Dishes were beautifully presented. Comprehensive menu to suit all tastes. Ideal for a special occasion.

Thank Phil H
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Reviewed September 12, 2013

Excelent restaurant in the city of Pompei.Entree: white and red shrimps,very delicate. Main course shrimps in a lemon dress. Two different desserts. The proprietor is very attentive ,is always worried with your needs,. Really deserves a Michelin star.

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Thank George M
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

We stopped by here on the recommendation of our tour guide for lunch before heading to the train station. Paulo was accommodating of our time constraints and food allergies, and fed us a fabulous lunch of grilled fish, including dessert and coffee within an hour. It was summer so we could sit outside. Really lovely.

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Thank TGM59
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Reviewed August 25, 2013

This restaurant offered a refreshing combination of great food and accommodating service. The ambiance is romantic and royal, while the quality of the food is consistently great. During a three-day stay in Pompeii, my family and I made a point to go to Restaurant President as often as possible, lunch and dinner. Paulo, the head chef, is friendly, engaging, and downright charismatic. Definitely recommend checking this place out if you're staying in Pompeii.

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Thank Finea72
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