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“Comfort in off-season Ravello”
Review of Cumpa' Cosimo

Cumpa' Cosimo
Ranked #16 of 42 Restaurants in Ravello
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed January 1, 2013

We were in Ravello during off season in early December and it was rather difficult finding a restaurant. Cumpa' Cosimo was for us, a comforting find. While I have to admit that the meat dishes were average at best and the overall style of cooking was a little too salty for all our tastebuds (and might I add that our tolerance for salt is high by any standards), the two pasta dishes we've had here were quite stunning.The hand-made cannelloni and the crepes were fantastic - the combination of cheese, ham, sauce were just right, with fresh hand-made pasta that was not overly heavy on the palate. Pastas at this restaurant were the clear winner for us.

It was a quirky restaurant and we enjoyed very much our interaction with Neda, the restaurant matriach and the service staff. We received excellent service at Cumpa Cosimo in the two days we ate there. Neda offered us much hospitality and generosity. We were craving for mussels and thought they might be in plentiful supply, (Ravello being near plaenty of coastal towns) but we were wrong. Neda told us she would not serve seafood it it wasn't fresh and there were no fresh mussels to be had. But so strong was our craving that when we saw a bag of it in an Amalfi seafood market shop, we bought it and decided to try our luck with it with Neda. To our great delight, Neda agreed to cook it for us. She made a delightful tomato mussel soup dish (even thought it was on the salty side again, but so delicious) that satiated our craving. And she didn't charge us at all for the dish. We felt privileged to be at the receiving end of such generosity. Thank you, Neda!!

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Reviewed December 31, 2012

This is the type of place we enjoy most. Family run, not too fancy, decent food. But here what made it memorable was Netta. While our server was comically stoic and quiet , Netta was warm, welcoming and just cute to watch. When we were finishing our portions, she wanted to bring us more pasta. Meanwhile across from us a guy came in and sat down. While ordering, he noticed he didn't have his wallet and told Netta he only had a little money and wanted to know what he could get for his amount of money, she shushed him and said what did he want. It was so great to see, she was going to just feed the guy, not worried about charging him, just friendly and generous. Visit here if only to absorb the great feelings.
We were also presented with an unsolicited free desert which was so unexpected.. but again memorable.

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Reviewed December 7, 2012

We were looking for a place to have lunch and found this restaurant. Food was very average. Service also. The place is run by a mamma owner. What stunned me and my guests the most was how dirty the mamma's clothes were!! We stayed for about an hour and during all that time she walked around with her dirty clothes! Make’s me wonder how the kitchen is?!

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Reviewed December 3, 2012

Quiet and off the square. Neda the owner honors her grandfather (cumpa) with great food and warm service. We were there durring off season and meet many of the local residents as they tend to stay away in high season. If you can have Neda tell you which fish she got that morning as she will not serve seafood if it isn't fresh. She will then recomend the pasta. The sea bass was outstanding.

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Reviewed November 26, 2012

You will find this restaurant on the main street leading up to the town square - almost the first one you come to. This is a quirky little restaurant - not at all fancy, but a fun experience. The lady owner comes around all the time to chat and check that all is ok, and the waiters do suggest extra food - but not in an offensive way and they are often right.

I had the Gnocchi Sorrentina and it was so good that I had it somewhere else later on the trip - but it was nothing like as good as here. The portions aren't large but the price isn't too bad either.

This is a place to go for very good Italian cooking, but it isn't the place to sit and have a romantic evening - they are too busy for this and keep everything moving.

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Thank Jayellbee
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