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Review of Osteria Da Carmela

Osteria Da Carmela
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Ranked #133 of 2,898 Restaurants in Naples
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$23 - US$35
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Pendino
Description: The restaurant, in the heart of the ancient Naples offers a rich menu from the traditional Neapolitan cuisine; the atmosphere is really relaxing and the place, with its elegant lines and features, is really nice. After all, Neapolitan cuisine is famous and beloved, like Neapolitan songs all over the world. "We love what we do!"
Seattle, Washington
Level 6 Contributor
105 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Don't Go”
Reviewed 26 May 2014

Italian food is about taking simple fresh ingredients and putting them together in a creative way to make a delicious meal. This restaurant did not pass that test. We ordered the fiore di zucca and they were heavily fried and I think had been frozen (still in part cold inside) -- not impressed. Heavy salt on the involtini and uninteresting flavor to the meat. Salad was also heavily salted when the salt should have just come from the parmesan cheese. My guess is that their very large menu forces them into pre-preparation and freezing of food. It is a cute, clean place -- just needs to focus on fresh simple ingredients.

  • Visited May 2014
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Toronto, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
95 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Charming Old World Dining”
Reviewed 17 May 2014

After a morning in the Museum of Archeology on a Saturday morning early in May, 2014, we enjoyed a lovely lunch at Oesteria da Carmela in the via Conte di Ruvo off the via Constantinopoli (octopus and lemon followed by gnocchi a la Sorrentino for one diner, insalata mista and calamari for the other, with a half bottle of Lacrima di Christi white). The server spoke no English but none was needed since an English menu was offered. A charming old world dining environment that we certainly recommend to North American travelers.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Drew B
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Lucerne, Switzerland
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Very good food and fair prices”
Reviewed 16 May 2014 via mobile

This trattoria was recommended to us by our local hosts and we liked it a lot. The service and the food were very good. It's not fancy but down to earth. It's not touristic as also local people come here. We actually went there again on our last night in Naples because it was the best place we found.

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Melbourne, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
124 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Good food and excellent service”
Reviewed 5 May 2014

This is the best restaurant we found anywhere near our hotel ( the hotel piazza Bellini) in the old part of the city, along with L'Etto, next door to that hotel. It is probably necessary to book unless you go early ay 7pm. A very calm atmosphere, non-agressive music and a wide choice of dishes. There were four of us at table and we each had a main course, vegetables for the table and desserts, all for a total of 92 euros. I had a tasty Neapolitan ragu with aubergines and a meringue dessert. We took a litre of the house red wine to wash it all down.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank NZDAY
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Retford, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
157 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“fantastic food”
Reviewed 6 April 2014

Good place to eat, lots of choice on the menu. Really clean, and staff friendly. Average priced. Would recommend.

Visited April 2014
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