We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Owner's obnoxious nephew ruined the atmosphere”
Review of Cumpa' Cosimo

Cumpa' Cosimo
Ranked #10 of 41 Restaurants in Ravello
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
ATLANTA
Level Contributor
15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Owner's obnoxious nephew ruined the atmosphere”
Reviewed October 6, 2013 via mobile

The food is tasty and uncomplicated but that is where the enjoyment ends. This small place is packed with tables of loud American tourists bragging about how many times they've eaten there and trading itineraries across the tables about their Italian trip. Shouting, not talking. But what contributed to this atmosphere was a LOUD AND OBNOXIOUS proprietor (whom I later learned was the owner's nephew) who completely ruined our dinner by flirting with tourists, kissing on the American women at the table next to us, posing for photographs while practically knocking over our wine, and basically "holding court" with no regard for the other guests who were also disgusted with his behavior. Maybe this is a place for only large groups where everyone is in party mode but if you are travelling as a couple and want an authentic dinner experience, this is not the place to go.

Visited September 2013
Helpful?
1 Thank hhmAtlanta
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

1,690 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    788
    363
    208
    150
    181
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Hebrew first
  • Hungarian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Great food, great service”
Reviewed October 5, 2013

We arrived at this restaurant on tripadvisor's recommendation around 3pm on a September weekday so it wasn't that busy. Even though they were soon closing for the afternoon, they served us and we had one of our top three pasta experiences on our Italy trip. The rabbit was scrumptious as well.

The owner whose family has run this restaurant for years showed incredible hospitality: offering us free dessert and gave some peaches to us from the garden. We never felt rushed, and felt thoroughly satisfied with the meal.

  • Visited September 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank Jason C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level Contributor
52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere, really good food”
Reviewed October 4, 2013

This is a really nice little trattoria a few hundred feet down via Roma off the main piazza. The house wine was great and the food was very good (not outstanding) but just as importantly the experience made the night. This family run place is a great oasis from the hotel restaurants that dominate Ravello. Would definitely go again.

Visited September 2013
Helpful?
Thank Kjmann
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Belfast, N Ireland
Level Contributor
27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Once was not enough!”
Reviewed October 4, 2013

We managed to get the last available table for dinner on 28 September and that was just our good luck beginning.
We liked a lot of things on the menu, but were puzzled to see all sorts of tasty dishes, on other people's tables, that didn't seem to be mentioned. This is where you discover the real personal touch: you indicate your choice of course and wonderful Mama figure, who takes your order, tells you what she will bring with it.
Oh Foodie Heaven!
This is not elegant dining, this is good local cooking for people who want to enjoy a hearty meal in a friendly atmosphere. The portions were generous and the flavours wonderful. We ate parma ham and melon, charcuterie with olives, rabbit stew with pesto ravioli and mixed vegetables and ended with gelato...and the bill was a bit less than expected.
The service was friendly and came with jokes and laughter. If they packaged the atmosphere, it would be a big seller!
We returned on Monday evening, hoping to get a table, but our luck was out, something we still regret.
I've been looking at the whinging reviews from people who were there during the same few days and I cannot believe they were in the same restaurant that we enjoyed so much.

  • Visited September 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank triskele27
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level Contributor
28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Good find”
Reviewed October 3, 2013 via mobile

Good prices and good pasta dish. The pizza was a little heavy on the cheese for us and we had better pizza at other places but the past special was truly great.

  • Visited October 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank KCReis
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Cumpa' Cosimo also viewed

Ravello, Amalfi Coast
Ravello, Amalfi Coast
 
Ravello, Amalfi Coast
 

Been to Cumpa' Cosimo? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing