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“One of my favorite restaurants in the world”
Review of L'Antica Trattoria

L'Antica Trattoria
Ranked #23 of 300 Restaurants in Sorrento
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$24 - US$90
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Just a few little steps, and the visitor finds himself in a peaceful haven of plants and flowers, under the protection of the vine covered pergola which comprises the terrace. With just a few steps more one finds the elegant and refined reception room, where one can bathe in the warm and welcoming atmosphere, and enjoy its peaceful intimacy. In the heart of the ancient centre, it is a “dream” corner, a blissful oasis, where one can lose sense of time and place, a magical little kingdom, where the happy visitor can imagine, or re-live his dreams and fantasies. Here, one is surrounded by familiar things from a long ago country community, which embraces one within its warmth. Its subtle lighting which casts gentle illumination on original and lovingly collected decor, all of which conspire to give an atmosphere of peaceful elegance in which to re-discover honest and traditional flavours, folded into delicious and secret recipes. All brought to your table by an exceptionally capable an
Reviewed 18 June 2014

We've eaten at L'Antica Trattoria twice--once for dinner in June 2007, most recently for lunch in June 2014. We didn't even realize it was open for lunch on this latest trip and had decided to walk by it for sentimental reasons while wondering around Sorrento--our previous dinner there was one of the best we had ever had anywhere, and we just wanted to see it again. We were pleasantly surprised to see it was open for lunch and immediately abandoned our plans for the rest of the afternoon so we could spend it there.

Service was impeccable--a very attentive staff that works as a team so that you never want for anything. They speak good enough English that you don't need to know Italian (though having a bit of Italian does help). The atmosphere is so peaceful and romantic that it almost defies description. You can sit on the street (pedestrian only) under umbrellas, you can sit inside an old building (this is one of the oldest restaurants in Sorrento), or you can opt for our choice--sitting outside under the beautiful arbor that is covered with rich vines and flowers.

Wine list is very good and the staff is willing to offer suggestions if you need them. The menu has an interesting selection with a good bit of variety. The food we've had on both occasions was some of the best we've ever tasted anywhere in the 30+ countries we've visited. All in all, this restaurant offers the best dining experience we've ever had for our tastes.

One word of caution for the budget-minded: This restaurant is not cheap. If you have a nice dinner and a nice bottle of wine you could spend several hundred euros easily. In my opinion it is well worth the price if you are looking for a wonderful romantic dining experience.

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Reviewed 17 June 2014

There was nothing to dislike. The food is amazing.We had the Symphony tasting menu. Delicious. The decor is upmarket so it was a joy to dress up. The service is good and Salvatore treats you like royalty. Please try this restaurant. You will not be disapppointed.

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Reviewed 16 June 2014

We were looking forward to our meal here. It had good reviews and was in the middle of the town. The service did not live up to our expectations at all. I read a couple of reviews which were bad but thought that they just caught it on a bad night. He food was very good but the service spoiled the evening - it was rushed, they missed a course and we asked five times for the bill! Sorry but not a good experience.

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Reviewed 16 June 2014

The setting is perfect --- outside garden with plenty of shade and flowers - and the food is exquisite. Best eggplant parmigiana appetizer I have had while in Italy. Calamari fritti were fresh and with a light and airy batter. The wine list perfectly matched the menu. The fish was very fresh. Highly recommend.

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Reviewed 16 June 2014 via mobile

During a recent holiday in Sorrento, my family and I dined at this beautiful restaurant. My husband ordered one of the restaurant's "set" menus while I went for just a starter and main course and they even created a simple yet beautiful pasta dish for our young daughter. The food was exceptional and the wine (local and recommended by one of the staff) perfectly complimented our order however what was equally memorable during our visit to this exceptional restaurant was the excellent service. Special attention was paid to our young daughter who was treated wonderfully by the staff giving her beautiful flowers for the table and of course she loved every minute of it. It was also my husband's birthday and very unexpectedly he was given a special little cake beautifully presented which was a very thoughtful gesture. At all times the service was elegant and understated and the food was excellent despite the restaurant being extremely busy. This may not be the "cheapest" of options for dining out in Sorrento but if you are looking for something special I would recommend L'Antica Trattoria. Thanks to all there for making my husband's birthday dinner a real treat. Gracia.

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