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“Not the best”

Ristorante Raffaele dell'Hotel Parsifal
Ranked #17 of 41 Restaurants in Ravello
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$34 - US$68
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Not the best”
Reviewed 7 November 2013 via mobile

After walking round Ravello during the day we saw this restaurant and thought looking at location etc it was worth going for dinner. Admittedly you dont get the view at night which loses a mark, but the indoor restaurant was not a nice place to be. The breakfast food was out cereals etc. there was a pumpkin sat on table waiting for someone to do something with it. We had the 4 course meal which was OK but €120 euros later with house wine we were very disappointed. Maybe lunch with a view would have been better option. I know this place gets good reviews but the reviews must be judged on view and not substance.

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Antonio M, Direttore at Ristorante Raffaele dell'Hotel Parsifal, responded to this review, 9 November 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you having been our restaurant guest and for having enjoyed your candle light dinner menu where, you were correct in mentioning 4 courses meal but, you left out the aperitif which it is also included.

We accept to lose a mark with our indoor restaurant since, as you have already mentioned, you don’t get the view in the dark but only the lighted village of Minori and Maiori from 350 meters above the sea level ...and perhaps the moon shining on the sea once every sometimes ..but that is fine.

Regarding the “breakfast food” we find nothing wrong to have our TIDE “corner breakfast table”
with where little sealed package of cereals, little honey pots, selection of tea bags, fresh fruit are on display. Not less important, a nice BIO pumpkin from our own garden displayed on a nice ceramic plate it would be accepted even from any interior design architect, of course, it does not mean that you have to like it but likely you are the only one too.

…..Your last comment it is a bit controversial since, your main complain is on the 120,00 Euro charged for dinner therefore, I would consider it as substance factor but, then, you advise future reviewers to judge on the view…and not on substance…..???

Never the less, we hope to see you back again in summer time, we will be delighted to offer you a nice table by the rail on our little outside terrace with a brighter view… as long as you will let us display our own winter vegetables in our indoor restaurant!

Thank you for your time.

Antonio and family
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South Florida, Florida
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63 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Setting, Food & Service - Magnifiche”
Reviewed 3 November 2013

All the best of Italy comes together in this charming restaurant in one of my favorite towns in the world - Ravello! Situated inside the Hotel Parsifal on a cliff side high above the Mediterranean, Ristorante Raffaele is a small terrace where wonderful food is served by a caring and friendly staff.

We dined here twice during our stay in Ravello and both meals were terrific. From the pasta course to the fish and meat, the menu was varied, the food quality outstanding and the view and service second to none.

One of the things we were looking forward to the most when planning our trip to Italy, food and wine were at the top of the list. Our dinners at Ristorante Raffaele delivered everything we were looking for in delightful, memorable dining experiences during our trip.

Thanks to Antonio and his brothers ... looking forward to the time when we can return!

  • Visited September 2013
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Georgetown, Canada
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“What a meal!”
Reviewed 14 October 2013

Mind you.....we only ate lunch here but the ambiance together with the food (and my beautiful wife of course) made this meal one to remember. Everything was so fresh and prepared with that artistic flare that dazzles the eyes as well as your pallet.

Visited September 2013
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Well worth a visit (or more)”
Reviewed 30 September 2013 via mobile

We were staying in a hotel close by with no restaurant so decided to eat here late on our first night in Ravello. We were greeted very warmly and humorously, despite not having a reservation we were seated straight away and continued to receive the same attentive service throughout our meal. The food was fresh with daily specials and all excellently presented. The veal with lemon sauce was tasty as was the chicken and mushroom dish. The pasta was well cooked and we especially like the pasta with little mussels and pieces of potato. The restaurant was located on a balcony with a beautiful view, a perfect setting for a romantic evening. The hotel itself looked like it would be a nice place to stay when we visit again. Even though we were only in Ravello 4 nights we had to go again, and we weren't disappointed with the same high quality food and service.

Visited September 2013
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St. Albans
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135 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Very high quality family run restaurant”
Reviewed 31 August 2013

Part of the hotel, this restaurant offers an excellent mix of pasta, fish, and meat based dishes, prepared to a high standard with excellent ingredients. There is a wonderful terrace with beautiful views down to Minori and Maiori. They are very flexible in putting something together for children also. We ate there four times while staying at the hotel and were never disappointed.

Visited August 2013
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