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“Great food, great value”

Posillipo Ristorante Italiano
Ranked #47 of 377 Restaurants in Canterbury
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$13 - US$33
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: Childhood friends Enzo Espedito welcome you to a little taste of Napoli with Osteria Posillipo Pizzaria ��� quite likely one of Canterbury���s friendliest restaurants. Decorated in relaxing woods, this light, airy space has the added bonus of being located near the Marlowe Theatre. An in-house wood-fired stone oven is visible from the open-plan kitchen on the ground floor, allowing hungry diners watch their pizzas bubble away the traditional way. Not in the mood for pizza? Traditional Italian favourites are the name of the game here, including fresh, homemade pasta like spaghetti a vongole.
Reviewed 2 February 2011

We have eaten here a couple of times in the last few months. The food is fresh, tasty and fantastic value for money. Best Italian in Canterbury!

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Reviewed 16 November 2010

The generally good reviews of this restaurant prompted us to pay it a visit and sure enough, we had a very enjoyable time. Only a few tables were occupied. The food was quite nice, even if somewhat hit and miss. One of the starters, the mixed seafood, was very tasty, indeed, with a selection of squid and shellfish in a garlic and seasoning sauce. However, the duck, which was one of the specials of the day, had far too much fat on it; some pieces consisted solely of it! Then again, the pasta was perfectly cooked and the home-made tiramisu is well worth recommending. The wine list has all the usual suspects of an Italian eatery (Chianti, Bardolino) at very affordable prices. The service was friendly and informal without, however, being intrusive (except for the HUGE pepper mill already commented upon by a previous reviewer!). So, all in all, a good experience, if it wasn't for the fact that we started to feel very ill less than half an hour after leaving the restaurant and headed for a pretty rough night. Through a process of deduction, the most likely culprit would appear to have been the seafood dish -- or some of the ingredients thereof, to be more precise --, as it was the only one we had both had. A real shame, but it is safe to say that I shan't be returning!

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1  Thank Bertie33
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Reviewed 29 October 2010

I can't believe this restaurant isn't higher in the ratings! It's brilliant! Authentic food, great staff and the biggest pepper grinder you have ever seen in your life!!

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Thank lauraandmartin
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Reviewed 11 October 2010

The food in this restaurant is excellent and good value for an Italian, friendly service and nice decor, we would DEFINATELY eat here again.

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Thank YoungEnoughToTravel
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Reviewed 16 July 2009

Posillipo is one of the few, out of the many Italian restaurants in Canterbury that I would recommend. The waiting staff are welcoming and very sensitive to the needs of diners.

The menu is lined with classic Italian dishes and there is a daily specials board.

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Thank emily_anchor
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