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“Great but not the best on Capri” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Lo Smeraldo

Lo Smeraldo
Ranked #18 of 122 Restaurants in Capri
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Brunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Belfast, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great but not the best on Capri”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

This restaurant is open for lunch every day but only open for dinner on Fridays and Saturdays. I dropped by on a wednesday and made an evening booking for 7pm the next day. I didn't realise they closed at 7pm but kept the restaurant open until 8pm just for us which was very nice. As a result, we pretty much ate with the whole restaurant to ourselves!

View of the sea was nice and in the evenings it is quiet. We where wheeled a platter of fresh catch and offered varying fish and seafood. In the end we had seafood spaghetti and a freshly caught Talbot. The seafood tasted fresh and the meal was very tasty. Unfortunately it didn't quite match up the seafood we had a night before in Anacapri.

We told them it was our friend's birthday and they brought out dessert with a candle and all the waiters sang Happy Birthday in Italian which was a lovely gesture.

Overall I'd rate the food 4*- a bit overpriced but only because we had a better meal the night before that costed less. The service however was 5* and our overall experience was very good.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Best meal so far...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2014 via mobile

We visited Capri for the day and before we got the boat back we spotted this restaurant and decided to give it a go. As someone that researches everywhere I am not good at just trying somewhere but so glad that we did!
It is the most memorable food of our trip so far.
We shared a bottle of prosecco which was beautiful.
Then we ordered our usual caprese which was the best we have had so far.
My husband has the spaghetti with mussels which was so fresh and tasty, I ordered pasta with courgette flower and shrimp... Amazing!
Very attentive service, gorgeous view and not overpriced!
Would highly recommend this place!

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Brisbane, Australia
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24 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014

The Marina Grande is very commercial with many, many restaurants attempting to get you in for a meal . It does become annoying . We were lucky to stop at Lo Smeraldo . The staff were friendly and helpful . Got the free Wifi working on our Ipad . The view is spectacular although the ferry over was rough enough for the crew to hand out sick bags .

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Atlanta, GA
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629 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 277 helpful votes
“Delicious Lunch with a Beautiful View”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2014

We stopped here while waiting for our ferry and the meal was wonderful. The view is breathtaking and the food was quite good. We split a few appetizers and they were each very delicious, the absolute best was the eggplant parmesan was the best thing I ate while in Italy. It was fresh and just absolutely delicious. The fish was all very good and the caprese salad was also delicious. The prices were very reasonable compared to majority of Capri.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank DaisyDot24
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Beijing, China
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great lunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2014

While we were waiting for our tour, we stopped at Lo Smeraldo for a quick breakfast bite. The pastries were wonderful and we loved the service so we came back for lunch. Our service was terrific once again, the local fish dishes and the pasta were excellent. Fernando was a great host and we will definitely eat here again.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank BeijingBob
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