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“Wedding 08 May 2014” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Don Pedro

Don Pedro
Ranked #60 of 271 Restaurants in Sorrento
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$35 - US$79
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Brighton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“Wedding 08 May 2014”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2014 via mobile

We stumbled across Don Pedro by accident when searching for locations around Italy to get married. After reading all the reviews and seeing pictures of the beautiful Sorrento we decided it was meant to be. We sent an email to Don Pedro and within 24hrs we got a response introducing himself and what he could offer us for a wedding package.

From day one we had regular conversations with Don, Tony and Marcella, planning everything down to the finest detail and all the while putting our minds at ease over any converns. We paid our deposits with no worries and from then on Tony kept up the contact with us arranging flowers, the menu and the ceremony.

Time flew by and before we knew it we was boarding the plane to meet with Don Pedro and his family. We met Tony in the square that evening and had a coffee and a chat and we loved him! Such a genuine guy and he also gave us a bottle of beautiful homemade pink proseco. We arranged to meet the next morning to be taken off to meet Don Pedro and have lunch at his place to confirm all the final details etc.

We met all of his family and they are all fantastic and nothing was to much trouble, Don Pedro's partner Marchella was preparing the lunch whilst we was shown around Don Pedro plot which is beautiful and he grows all his own vegetables and herbs etc.

Our lunch was absolutely delicious and all so fresh with the mozzarella being delivered an hour prior, it was buffalo as my partner has allegies which Don Pedro was totally thoughtful about which he also brought out gluten free bread.

On the day of the wedding Don Pedro was in four places at once and I asked if he had any identical brothers!! He was making sure everything ran to clockwork. And it all did perfectly! We got a professional service with all the joy of a very big occasion for us both.

Unfortunately my partner was poorly on the day so we missed out on a few surprises Don Pedro had arranged so we went straight to the restaurant where the mandolin and guitar players were there entertaining the guests.

The restaurant was set up beautifully and way beyond what we expected. The big introduction and the service from the whole family was faultless. The food was 5 star and everybody is still talking about it two weeks after the day.

When we said our goodbyes to the family it was like saying goodbye to our own family and was quite sad because from day one we felt like one of their own and was made to feel so welcomed and nothing was to much trouble no matter how big the problem.

Thank you Don Pedro and all the family for a beautiful day and wonderful holiday.

Hayley and Paul Lea
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See you next year on our annivarsary.

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ristorantedonpedro, Manager at Don Pedro, responded to this review, 15 July 2014
Thanks Hayley and Lea for your gorgeous comment. I would say thank
you again to have considered us as a part of your family! we ll never forget! it has
been great to have met fantastic people like you.
thanks you for your kindness.
Love from Don Pedro's family
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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“Wedding at Don Pedro, 16th April 2014”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2014

Like many people getting married abroad we were worried about how the day would go. We had a list of options from our Travel Agent but weren’t sure how good they were. We found Don Pedro online by sheer accident having looked for boat trips and decided to get in touch after reading the fantastic reviews on Tripadvisor. Our initial thoughts having read the reviews were that we probably wouldn’t be able to afford Don Pedro or that they wouldn’t have availability. To our delight they had availability for 16th April 2014 and the services that Don Pedro offers are cheaper and superior to those our Travel Agent was offering.

You may be wondering whether all the reviews of Don Pedro are true, in our experience they don’t go far enough. From day one nothing was too much trouble. Any questions we had, no matter how silly, were responded to quickly and in a friendly manner by Tony (Don Pedro’s son). He certainly put our minds at ease.

The day after our arrival in Sorrento we were picked up from our hotel by Tony and Marcella. They took us on a very informative tour of Sorrento and showed us round the Villa Fondi where we would be getting married. Tony and Marcella put us at our ease straight away with their sense of humour and are genuinely the warmest and friendliest people you could wish to meet.

After the tour of Sorrento we were taken to Castore where the reception would be held. The venue is absolutely stunning and has views both of the Bay of Naples and the Amalfi Coast. You could not think of a better place to hold a wedding reception. Whilst there we were given a glass or several of Don Pedro’s own Prosecco and were walked through the details of our big day with Don Pedro himself. After this we were provided with lunch whilst talking through all of the details of what we wanted. Nothing was too much trouble and Don Pedro has samples and photographs of everything so as you can really see the high standard of the service that you can expect.

As for the day itself, we couldn’t have wished for a better service. Marcella was on hand all day as an honorary bridesmaid and looked after my wife throughout. The ceremony was wonderful and the photographs outside overlooking the bay were stunning. Our guests were then taken to Castore whilst my wife and I had a few further photo’s taken.

We can highly recommend the guitar and mandolin players. They really set the tone for the wedding and were very friendly. They learned some songs specifically for us and interacted really well with the guests (including playing Postman Pat for our 3 year old flower girl).
Everything at the reception was perfect and the food was out of this world. Everyone commented on how great it was. The disco afterwards was also superb.

Even though I can imagine we were a small wedding by Don Pedro’s standards, nothing was too much trouble. The warmth and friendliness of the whole family was evident throughout everything. In short, Don Pedro made our wedding even more special than we had ever hoped that it would be. Our only regret is that we booked the ceremony through our Travel Agent rather than Don Pedro. Without hesitation I would trust every single thing about my wedding to them.

Words cannot convey how amazing Don Pedro and his family are. You meet as strangers and leave as part of the family. We hope to return to Sorrento soon and meet up again for another fantastic meal. Thank you for creating so many special memories for us and our families!

Mr & Mrs Mansell

  • Visited April 2014
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ristorantedonpedro, Direttore at Don Pedro, responded to this review, 30 April 2014
Hi Stephen and Laura,
thank you for your compliments and review we greatly appreciate.
we were so happy for making your day so Special.
Have a great Time!!
Much Love
Don Pedro Family
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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“Wedding”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2014

We went here for a friends wedding. I think Don Pedro has several venues and the one we were at was amazing. We were up in the hills with a view of Capri. The staff were amazing throughout the day, constantly making sure everyone was topped up and enjoying themselves and the food was fabulous.

Visited September 2013
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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Wedding at Don Pedros Castore 17th sep 2013”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

Me and my now wife got married in Sorrento on the 17th September 2013 and we held our reception at Don Pedro’s restaurant castore, it was amazing and Don Pedro is a legend, all our family still talk about him now. His son Tony is also a legend. Any worries you might have about Don Pedro and your reception just forget them because you cannot imagine how good it will be, the food was 5* (cooked by his wife, who is lovely) the service 5* the location 5* the people 5*, My wife’s dad was really worried about us getting married there but even he got a man crush on Don Pedro and Can’t wait to go back. If you have not booked your wedding yet then I would advise cutting Thompsons out the picture completely as Don Pedro will organise the whole day cheaper and 100 times better, If i could go back in time i would book my holiday though Thompsons, but leave the wedding to a guy who cares and is very passionate. But if you have booked your wedding though Thompson like us don’t use there extras, use Don Pedro’s because the photos are amazing and the music made it + the car, very swish and he organised all travel for guest to and from castore very cheap.
Just trust him and you won’t regret it I promise!!!!!! True legend!! An amazing Wedding organiser. P.s we got married in the cloister the best time i think if you like it quite is 4.30, and if you can afford it use Dons guitar player and mandolin they made it
Matt Furness & Carla Furness

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Airdrie, Scotland, United Kingdom
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“Our amazing wedding...!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2013

Wow wow wow...!!
My husband and I first came across the Don Pedro family in 2012 when we travelled to Sorrento to look at potential venues for our wedding in 2013. From the first email we sent to meeting the whole family we knew we had found the best wedding organisers to help plan our wedding day. On our return home we booked our ceremony through Thomson and used Don Pedro for all other services like cars, flowers, photographer, musician’s and of course our wedding cake – which were all amazing and cheaper than Thomson. Tony replied promptly to every email we sent and was happy to answer all our questions while offering suggestions – which were greatly appreciated!!
We met with Don Pedro and his family on the 14th September 2013, Tony very kindly picked us up from our hotel again and took us to the venue – Castore (Location A) – so we could have a look around and run over all the details for our special day to ensure nothing had been overlooked. It was great to see the family again and to know everything was taken care of and we could relax and enjoy our time in Sorrento before our wedding.
We also arranged to do a private boat tour to Capri the day before the wedding which was amazing... it was the perfect way to relax with all our family and friends while enjoying the lovely lunch, wine and beer that was included. We particularly liked the tunnel of love and stopping for swimming near the Blue Grotto. The views from Monte Solaro are simply breathtaking and Marcela took us to the most beautiful spot for photographs. On behalf of everyone I must say a huge thank you to Marcela who was the perfect host and made sure we all had a great day – we had a wonderful time!!
We were married on the 25th September 2013 at 3.30pm in the Cloisters. Our wedding car was truly stunning and our harpist was fantastic – hearing our song requests made it so personal. While we were having photographs taken our guests were enjoying the drinks reception with the guitar and mandolin players... When we arrived at the venue we were made to feel so special, we cut a ribbon and bow to enter the terrace which was lovely – another special touch from the Don Pedro family!! The guitar and mandolin players were fantastic... and we can’t forget how good it was to see Don Pedro sing a few songs!! We sat down for our 4 course meal around 6.30pm which was perfect as the sun was beginning to set... views of Capri to one side and Vesuvius to the other – what more could you want!!?? The wedding meal was out of this world, everyone (including ourselves) has commented saying it’s the best wedding meal they’ve ever had!! The attention to detail with the table dressing was second to none – it looked amazing!! After the meal the party started... we took our iPod and connected it up to their sound system – it was great!! We asked all our guests to give us a list of their favourite songs and it was great to see people’s faces when they realised it was their song being played and they made their way to the dance floor. We had a mini party out on the terrace for the cutting of our cake – everyone was clapping and the music was playing loudly as our wedding cake was brought out to the table – it was spectacular... and so were the fireworks that followed!! All of our guests have said it’s been the best wedding they’ve ever been too and we totally agree with them.
The Don Pedro family are amazing at what they do and we cannot recommend them and their services enough... you are treated as part of the Don Pedro family and not just a number as the tour companies do... which is exactly what you want in wedding organisers...!!
If you are planning on getting married in Sorrento then look no further as we can guarantee you will have the most amazing wedding day... we’ve had so many compliments about the Capri boat trip, the reception venue, the food and not to mention the incredible Don Pedro family – you certainly made our wedding day one to remember and we look forward to seeing you all again soon...!!
Lots of love,
Mr & Mrs Aitchison

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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