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“Disappointing-You need more than nice pottery”

Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela
Ranked #6 of 35 things to do in Ravello
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Reviewed June 23, 2012

We were staying in Positano to celebrate my parents 50th wedding anniversary. They were looking to replace their everyday dinnerware with something special. We had visited Ravello before and were well aware of the quality of the ceramics in this village and had heard about this shop. Certainly it was beautiful and there was a large selection to view. Unfortunately good customer service was non existent. There were two people working and only one other customer in the shop but we couldn't get anyone to help us. I could go on and on but suffice it to say I would never go back here. My parents walked away without purchasing anything and my small purchase took so long to complete that we were unable to see anything else in Ravello. A good product and nice shop is nothing if you can't take care of the customers. There are plenty of other nice pottery places-skip this one.

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Reviewed May 10, 2012

Like the other reviewers, we were enchanted by the selection and quality of the pieces at this shop. We chose several related serving dishes, including a huge platter which was hand-painted exactly to our specifications, and included a sweet, meaningful personal Anniversary inscription on the back. As if visiting Ravello for an important anniversary isn't glorious enough, we now have remarkable treasures at home to remember this very special occasion - and a very special place. Highly recommend this shop!

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Reviewed May 2, 2012

We came here during our stay in Ravello in June 2011. Everyone was very patient with us as we decided which mixture of bowls we wanted to buy. We ended up buying 15 bowls and had them shipped home. They are so beautifully done that the store was our first stop on our trip this weekend- we bought matching plates this time. The team is extremely helpful and friendly and we enjoy using our purchases on a daily basis.

Thank StarFT
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Reviewed April 9, 2012

Arriving in Ravello, on our trip to the Amalfi Coast, we came upon this small, family owned ceramic shop in the village. We were pleasantly greeted and made to feel that we were the only ones in there. The plethora of styles for this little shop was amazing! The owners had all the knowledge of the artists that vend there and the most attractive pieces to us were the items done by Carmela, the wife of the owner. The best way to describe the pattern is simple, very attractive, and sooo Italian. Turns out that Ben Stiller and his wife bought a twelve person place setting. Wish I could have spent more money for something like that! The ceramics are a bit pricey but compared to other shops they're pretty comparable. I'm saving now for my return trip and hope to buy more pieces. Oh, and there is parking available for those of you who decide to drive.

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Reviewed March 5, 2012

After traveling all over Italy, we happened into this little shop and found the most beautiful ceramics; plates, cups, tureens and more. The real win for us was the unique and highly intricate design work. We ordered a complete set and had it sent to our home. It has been nearly a year and we use this service all the time and still love it! The lemon tree design is beautiful and one you can't find here in the states. LOVE IT
The bonus is the little town this shop is in. Seated right above the lemon groves, just visiting the town is worth the trip up the hill. We bussed up and walked the path thru the lemon groves back down to Amalfi some 5,000 feet below. Thru lemons, oranges and mandarins.

2  Thank Bob S
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