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“What a magnificent lunch and the view....” 5 of 5 bubbles
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il Parnaso
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Ranked #8 of 109 Restaurants in Castellabate
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$21 - US$40
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Il Parnaso is a two-generation, family restaurant with apartments all with breath taking views to the sea, offering excellent local cuisine.All the produce is home grown, from meat to vegetables and fruit, from wine to extra virgin olive oil. Homemade pasta is freshly made each morning and ripe, home grown tomatoes picked and prepared. Il Parnaso has six apartments and one villa some with self-catering facilities. All have double bedrooms with sitting area (most with bed settee), shower, fridge bar and terrace with sea views. The villa has an additional twin room and separate sitting room. Pool is available June July august and September.
London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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“What a magnificent lunch and the view....”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2013

While driving up the hill to Castellabate with friends I wondered were I was being taken for Sunday lunch. Arriving at the Restaurant Il Parnaso I was taken back by the magnificent view of Santa Maria and San Marco down below.
We were met by the charming owner, Constantino who advised us what to order as most dishes were home made. We decided to leave it up to him to choose for us. Well, what a choice.. Home made salami,capicollo, fresh home made cheese with all it's trimmings. Home made fusilli which were absolutely fantastic and then various home grown vegetables,all accompanied with good home made wine. Everything was so tasteful and the portions perfect. I will highly recommend this restaurant to all my friends who visit Castellabate . What a super day.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Barbara L
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Hagerstown, Maryland
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“Great food, service and view”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2013

The proprietors of Il Parnaso (Costantino and Gerardina), the freshly prepared food and the breathtaking view, make for a wonderful experience. The service is very attentive and gracious. The food is as fresh as possible. Picked fresh from the garden or purchased from the local market every day. Top that off with the view of the sea from the terrace or inside and you have the perfect dining experience.

My family has been coming here for several years and it gets better with every visit. Can't wait to go back this summer!

  • Visited October 2012
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1 Thank Tim W
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costantino c, Proprietario at il Parnaso, responded to this review, 9 May 2013
thanks a lot, hope come back for offer a new type pasta....veg.... fresh food direct from our garden.
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St Albans, United Kingdom
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“A beautiful place and amazing food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2012

At Il Parnaso you can be sure you are always going to get amazing food, with fresh ingredients and great taste. The views are beautiful and the surrounding area is very scenic. I have had some of the best times of my life there with my family. It is a place that will suit anyone and is extremely freindly. Very special!!!!!!

  • Visited August 2012
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costantino c, Proprietario at il Parnaso, responded to this review, 2 January 2013
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nel ringraziarvi informiamo i clienti che resteremo chiusi fino al 28 febbraio
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A wonderful taste of Southern Italy”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2012

This agriturismo is a gem. We stayed there ths summer and found the experience very relaxing. The highlights are the food and the swimming pool. Lunch and dinner are available every day. The food is prepared from local ingredients, some of which are grown on the farm others sourced daily from the local fish market and other sources. The Ciardi family who own and run Il Parnaso are enormously welcoming. The evening meal is an absolute pleasure: the restaurant seats about 50 people, on a terarce and in one room. The view from the terrace is beautiful and the atmosphere as large inter-generational Intalian families come for supper is wonderful. The food is very fresh (including freshly made pasta) and very tasty; I particulaly like pasta with zucchini flowers and the fresh fish, my wife really likes the fresh mozarella di buffola. The service is charming and Costantino Ciardi is very helpful in selecting approprite dishes. There is great pleasure to be had sitting on a corner of the terrace and watching Italians enjoy their gastronomic culture.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank Nicholas G
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St Andrews, United Kingdom
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“Local frsh produce cooked and served with charm”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2012

We (me, my husband and our four children, as and when they have been born) have been staying and eating at Il Parnaso for the last 15 years. We were there again this summer. The food and service is what keeps pulling us back. Costantino (the proprietor) buys fresh fish daily, his mother brings in fresh bvegetables from the farm and his wife Geraldina cooks this local fresh produce in a simple and sympathetic way. Our favourites include fussili and pesto, spaghetti alla vongole, lasagne, any fish dish and kebabs. The view from the restaurant is stunning, particularly at supper time as the sun sets over the Palazo in Castellabate and you can see the Amalfi Caost in the disatnce and the Port of San Marco below. Costantino is a paragon of attentiveness but also of humour, Geraldina is wonderfully welcoming. We have no doubt that we will be going back for the next 15 years.

  • Visited August 2012
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1 Thank Maria T
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costantino c, Proprietario at il Parnaso, responded to this review, 25 September 2012
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grazie per i complimenti, speriamo di avervi nostri ospiti per i prossimi 15 anni ...and more
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