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“Fantastic place to stay and eat!”
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La Tagliata
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
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“Fantastic place to stay and eat!”
Reviewed September 30, 2012

We absolutely loved our week stay at La Tagliata. It is very special because it is a family restaurant with a working farm, and just two rooms. We stayed in La Botticella. The view from the room and restaurant are breathtaking. Pictures can't do it justice. The room itself is a very new renovation, very comfortable with one wall incorporating the cool cliff rock. There is a deep jacuzzi at floor level with the view of the sea, town and mountains. The private outdoor terrace was perfect for relaxing when we were not enjoying the town. Check out the photos on the website. The family -- Antoinetta, Vincenzo, Peppino, Don Luigi, Signora, Giorgia and their team -- could not have made us feel more at home and welcome. We loved our two dinners and the daily breakfast. After decades of travel, this little gem stands out as a special experience that cannot be found in any chain or luxury hotel. Te amo La Tagliata!

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Reviewed September 18, 2012

Elsewhere on this site you will find 650+ reviews and counting of La Tagliata as a trattoria. Very few mention the delightful possibility of staying in one of two rooms run by the Coppola family as a B&B by the week at the same property. Numerous photos of each room are available at latagliata.com. I highly recommend the superior placement of the room called La Botticella, where my partner and I recently spent a wonderful week in early September 2012.

La Botticella is situated on the floor below the main dining area of the restaurant, with a private terrace opening onto the magnificent view of Positano below and the Li Galli islands beyond. One can even glimpse the Faraglioni on distant Capri. On this terrace is a very cleverly constructed open-air kitchen with a gas cook-top, refrigerator and perfectly adequate selection of cookware and utensils. The gardens of the restaurant are immediately adjacent, and one is welcome to pick and use whatever one will cook and eat from it.

If you are a cook yourself, this is a slice of heaven. Fresh basil, arugula, and fraises de bois are literally at arm's length on your terrace. A few feet away are tomatoes, eggplants, peppers, squash...whatever happens to be in season. The restaurant specializes in charcoal-grilled meats and will provide meat or fish for you to cook if you give them notice. They will also set up a private grill for you on your terrace, which has a lovely majolica-topped table for dining, or you may take meat up the short flight of stairs to the grill area of the restaurant. They will cook it for you while you wait. Dining al fresco every evening in this manner made for a rare and memorable experience. The cares of driving along the coast road, or the frenzy of Naples, or the crush of tourists on Capri, all slipped away before the incredible view of the sea and bounty of the land.

The room itself is spacious and nicely appointed. The tiled bathroom was far and away one of the loveliest I have seen in Italy. The bed is comfortable and the linens are all-cotton and substantial, as are the towels, both of which are changed three times per week. There is plentiful hot water at good pressure. An unusual feature is a window-side jacuzzi in the main room. It is difficult to imagine actually filling it up with water and using it, but it does not take up as much space of the room as the website photos might suggest. Access to the room is through the restaurant by stairs, or there is direct elevator access through an attractive wine cellar.

The extended Coppola family strike the perfect balance between respecting your privacy and being available for anything you might need or want to ask. They are sincerely interested in your well-being and enjoyment of their property, in which they clearly take enormous pride. The room, the restaurant, and the grounds are very clean and well cared for.

It is important to bear in mind that you are staying just below a living, breathing, working restaurant which does a thriving business to the tourist and wedding trade. I had some concerns when booking about how this would work out, and I am happy to say that we found the noise levels completely acceptable. Because of the unique placement of La Tagliata high on the mountainside, a shuttle brings diners up from Positano hotels from approximately 8:30 pm on, taking them down again afterwards. Things normally wind up by 11 pm at the latest. There is live music on Tuesday and Saturday evenings, consisting of a moderately amplified singer and an acoustic guitar. It is certainly audible from the terrace, but not disturbing at all. The singer also takes frequent breaks. While the music may not be to everyone's taste it was easy to get into the spirit of things, given the extremely genial hospitality of the Coppola family and the beauty of the surroundings.

We ate at the restaurant one evening and enjoyed the fare very much. It's important to set one's expectations correctly: this is simple food, simply prepared and simply served. It does not aspire to any pretense whatsoever. If haute cuisine is what you are seeking, you will find it in the luxury hotels down the hill, for a price. If, instead, you enjoy family-style charcoal-grilled meats preceded by the best bruschetta you may ever have (consisting of nothing more or less than tomatoes from the garden just there, basil, and EVOO), all taken in a lively atmosphere, you will enjoy your meal at La Tagliata. Staying there is one of the loveliest vacation experiences we've ever had.

Room Tip: La Botticella is the better of the two rooms due to its more expansive view and larger terrace.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: La Tagliata
Address: Via Tagliata 32, 84017 Montepertuso, Positano, Italy
Location: Italy > Campania > Amalfi Coast > Positano > Montepertuso
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty Lodging in Montepertuso
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Rooms with a king size bed and bathroom ensuite, air conditioning, television, Wi-Fi connection, mini bar (fully stocked on arrival) and own private terraces with seating outside on a wonderful view on Positano bay.In order during the week you will have at your disposal all the vegetables from our biologic tradition ( tomatoes, zucchini, egg-plans, red peppers,etc..) ... more   less 
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La Tagliata Montepertuso, Italy - Positano

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