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“Exactly what we needed.”
Review of Tubba Catubba

Tubba Catubba
Ranked #4 of 113 Restaurants in Ercolano
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed April 17, 2014

Three couples who had spent a long and fascinating morning at the excavations were hungry and getting cranky. We arrived at Tubba Catubba well after two, yet despite the hour when restaurants are closing, we got a warm and generous welcome, a choice of two excellent primi (spaghetti with shellfish, penne sort of all'Amatriciana in this Lenten season), a green salad, a nice local red with a third the fizz of a Lambrusco, a choice of lemon tart and tiramisu, and limoncello. The place was comfortable. Host and wait staff tolerated our Italian; the host cheerfully explained the name--the sound of a tambourine. The price was right and the other diners were Italian. I'd go back.

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Reviewed April 15, 2014

We stopped to have lunch because it looked nice and an authentic napoletano restaurant after driving by the door.The attention was perfect, they just told us to make a menu with pasta and a main dish in response to our doubts. It was just a perfect idea. The antipasto was a bruschetta, some grilled vegetables and a small portion of cheese. Then pasta with local sorrentina sauce as first dish, just excellent, and steamed mussels and local grilled shrimp as main dish... delicious. Desserts and expresso, with mineral water and hosewine, everything just for 60 Euro for 4 people. Amazing food quality and attention. If you are just looking for authentic local flavour, with no complications, this is the perfect place. Grazie mille.

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Reviewed March 1, 2014

We stopped here during a day trip to Ercolano and Vesuvio. A local person recommended a nearby tourist pizzeria saying it was the best we'd find, but we sought out Tubba Catubba after seeing its rating on TripAdvisor.
We had mixed results. The beef a'Aiglianico was quite good; I mopped up every drop of the delicious wine sauce with stale bread. The seafood pasta was quite average. The salads were fresh and crisp but served with a horrible "Balsamic Condiment" which contained, among other things, grape juice and vanilla. Unfortunately we didn't take notice before contaminating our salads, and when we pointed out that it was not balsamic vinegar, the waiter tried to argue and insisted that it was. We asked him to bring us the real thing, and he said it was finished (but finally agreed).
We didn't plan to get dessert but the cook convinced us that the babá cake contained only a very little bit of milk so we decided to try it. In fact it consisted of babá on top of a thick layer of cream which I could not eat. The whole experience left a bad taste in our mouths (in more ways than one).

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Reviewed December 27, 2013 via mobile

Very nice place. Great food. Nice people, wonderful local menu. Good prices. Absolutely worth to go there.

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Reviewed December 26, 2013

Nice family run local business. Very friendly and English speaking for those of you who don't speak Italian.
Limited menu, but all freshly cooked and very good.

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