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“Tasty food in a friendly atmosphere”
Review of Divino

Divino
Ranked #30 of 122 Restaurants in Castellabate
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 13 April 2013

Apparently the opinions about il Divino are quite divided. Contrary to the the negative evaluations, we can only report positively about our experience at this restaurant. In fact, we liked the food and the atmosphere so much that we ate here three times in a row.

We found the said handwritten menu to be the best option. There are two types of set menus, Mare and Terra. We opted for the Mare = fish menus which offered a selection of primi and secondi (we skipped the antipasto). The owner of the restaurant explained the daily selection of fresh fish and we chose our favourite "item" directly oursleves.
Noteworthy among the primi are the Risotto Punta Tresino (with zucchini, shrimps and lemon) and the fish-filled ravioli with a more than tasty sugo.
As for the secondi - both the fish (ricciola, orata) and the fritto misto were impeccably fresh and prepared very well.
The restaurant offers a stunning selection of wine. We opted, however, for the house wine as we suspected that as an expert in wine, the owner would choose his vino da tavola wisely - a very good decision this was, our white wine went perfectly with our sea dishes.
On Saturday night, there was a lovely selection of desserts available and we could not resist the temptation. A must: the ricotta and pear tartlet.

Contrary to what others noted, service was impeccable and entertaining (the owner and the waiter both saw to that) and the food arrived promptly. As it was a cold off-season weekend however, the restaurant was cold and we had to dress really warm (and drink limoncello or grappa after dinner to stay warm!). The tables were laid nicely (tablecloth) and the dishes were served on pretty handpainted plates.

As regards the prices, the restaurant is probably a bit on the pricey side for local conditions, but we still found the bill adequate.

All in all, we were very happy to eat and spend our evenings here.

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Reviewed 1 August 2011

The only great thing about this place is its location in the midle of a medioeval town....Food wise, with the exception of the pasta which was great, we were not impressed. My wife asked for scallops au gratin and received a portion of scallops with mashrooms, my strarter zucchini flower staffed with cheese were average and tasteleess. The service was shocking!!! It took them 45mins to serve the starters, 40mins hr to serve the main and 30mins to serve the desert.Not worth it

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