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“Best view in Naples; worst service”
Review of Reginella

Reginella
Ranked #681 of 3,145 Restaurants in Naples
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Posillipo
Reviewed 19 May 2012

We went to Reginella on the advice of our hotel concierge who said it had the best view in Naples and he was right! As others have said, the view is fantatstic of the Bay of Naples and you can see Vesuvius looming overhead, as well as Capri. What the concierge neglected to tell us was the the service would be so terrible. The waiter, whom I suspect spoke more English than he let on, was relentless in pushing the house antipasta -- which we did not want. At every turn, when trying to order another appetizer, he kept trying to get us to order the house antipasta. He then tried to push a particular primi piati and secondi piati -- again not what we wanted. On and on it went. We ended up with the dishes we wanted, but it was a constant struggle and the waiter's hositility grew as the night went on. As for the food, it was average. Far better places for food and service in Naples. Maybe go for a pizza and drink at Reginella for the view.

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Thank Cinandran
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Reviewed 13 November 2011

We went to Reginella's for our anniversary and requested an Italian co-worker make us reservations. We were, not surprisingly, the first table to arrive. The wait staff wasn't overly friendly but spoke enough English and I spoke enough Italian to get a bottle of wine (which was typically overpriced) and the anit-pasti sampler. We got "fish and cheese" and in hindsight, should have only gotten the fish. A sampler of fried pizza dough, rocatta covered in almonds, cold seafood and fried shrimp arrived. It was 15 Euro per person, so the price definitely follows the atmoshpere. For primi, we had their house fruiti di mare which was lovely and fairly tasty.

The atmoshpere was definitely beautiful. It was a cold, windy night so there were no clouds and a bright moon over the bay of Naples. The food is not as good as I was hoping and I felt a bit let down. It must be noted that I overheard no less than 3 tables speaking English, so maybe more popular among American tourists than Italians. If you are visiting, it is a nice place to stop and conveniently located in Posillipo. If you live here, it's not the end all be all of Naples cuisine. Maybe we'll just get antipasti next time...

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Thank LynnieLou619
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Reviewed 7 October 2011

Saw the restaurant from the hop on hop off bus as the view caught my eye. Had the hotel make a reservation for us for a table on the balcony. Unfortunately the weather didn't hold out and we could only have our main meal on the balcony and had to go downstairs to the main restaurant for dessert.
The spaghetti with clams, spaghetti with prawns and asparagus and spaghetti with lobster were unforgettable!!!!!!
Would recommend to anyone and if I'm ever back in Naples, that's where I'll be eating.

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Thank 3-Bags-Full-2011
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Reviewed 21 September 2011

It was a very romantic dinner the one we had on the terrace. The service was not impeccable, but the sight made it forgivable. And the food was also good.

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Thank Luciano C
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Reviewed 3 August 2011

Got here by recommendation from an Italian friend. Place get's packed with Italian families around 21:00hrs. Best food we had during a week in Naples. Superfresh and tastefull seafood....while I don't even like seafood! Excellent service.

As a foreigner, don't be surprised if you don't get a menu to select your food. Make sure you are aware of the prices of the food and wine you order though or you might still be in for a surpise! Well worth the money though.

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