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“Great find, great food.”

Il Principe e La Civetta
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$32 - US$58
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Description: IL PRINCIPE E LA CIVETTA RESTAURANT IS A SMALL, ART RESTAURANT LOCATED IN VIETRI SUL MARE, FAMOUS IN THE WORLD FOR HIS ARTISTIC POTTERY, PERFECT FOR BUSINESS LUNCHES, DINNERS OR ROMANTIC DINNERS. WE PROUDLY SERVE CONTEMPORARY MEDITERRANEAN CUISINE, PASTA FROM LOCAL PRODUCER, ITALIAN FISH AND SEAFOOD, ITALIAN MEATS COMES FROM TUSCANY. CELLER HAS FINE SELECTION OF ITALIAN WINE customaize menus and gluten free
2 reviews
“Great find, great food.”
Reviewed 17 September 2013

This is a lovely restaurant in Vietri. Antonio the owner is a great host and made us feel welcome and no query was a problem. I am vegetarian and during our 2 week stay in Vietri it was surprisingly hard to find a good variety of vegetarian meals. We ate here 3 times during our stay (it would have been more but we didn't discover the restaurant until our last week) and I had a different, and equally tasty, meal each time. The starters were particularly delicious. My husband had a variety of seafood based dishes abd thoroughly enjoyed them all. The only reason we have given 4 stars and not 5 for atmosphete was because the season was tailing off when we were there it was a little quiet, so we can't comment on how it would be in full season. We would highly recommend this restaurant and will definitely be going back when we are next in Vietri.

  • Visited September 2013
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 reviews
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“Outstanding!!!”
Reviewed 18 July 2013

What can I say about this restaurant - it's very nearly perfect. The seafood was the best I've had ever. The vegetarian option my wife got was just as good, if not better. The desserts are head-spinningly decadent. But what makes this restaurant so great is the service. The head chef, who is also the waiter, is so friendly and accomodating. He really makes you feel at home, even though you're a long way from home. Can't recommend this strongly enough.

  • Visited June 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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“The best find of our honeymoon!”
Reviewed 5 July 2013

The best welcome, the nicest people and delightful, beautifully served food! A fabulous, unexpected find on our second day in Vietri Sul Mare. A choice of two set menus leaves you with full tummies AND full wallets; or the A La Carte is on offer with an array of many other delicious morsels of food to choose from, at just slightly more expense but worth every penny. (Try the Tempura Cod for starters..... DELICIOUS!). Antonio and his sister made us more welcome than we could ever have imagined, and she even so kindly drove us home on our first night there as the local taxi driver had clocked off for the night!! I've never been to a restaurant where the hosts have been more happy to look after us in any way they can - with food being made exactly to our tastes and as we wanted it. Incredibly big hearts, warm smiles and delicious food. We went back a further two times... and would have eaten there happily every night were we not out of Vietri on the other occasions and leaving after only a few days! A highly recommended stop for any tourist or local wanting a truly relaxing, enjoyable evening, in a lovely atmosphere with fabulous hosts. Thank you so much for looking after us!! We miss you and look forward to coming back soon I hope!!

  • Visited June 2013
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croydon
2 reviews
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“What a fantastic find!”
Reviewed 2 June 2013

We came across this restaurant as we stood on the terrace of Vietri over looking the lower streets of the town, as it was off of the main drag we could have easily missed it.
We recieved a really warm welcome from Antonio (the proprietor) who then introduced us to Alessandro the chef, then between them they suggested the starters, main course, and deserts, I have to say it was the best meal we had in our entire stay on the Amalfi coast. It was so good we went again the next evening and we asked them to suggest a three course meal which was just as delicious as the day before,everything fresh and cooked from scratch. We only wish we had found it before our 2nd to last night! . Go and try it you won't be dissapointed! So thank you Antonio and Alessandro for a truely memorable experience. D & B Isi. London

  • Visited May 2013
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Naples, Italy
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3 reviews
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“Excellent meal, even better hosts”
Reviewed 7 January 2013

We were one of two couples in the restaurant, and they cooked a meal for us "to order" - the chef and maitre d' were so nice, recommended a great wine, and were eager to give us the freshest fish and pastas. I recommend this restaurant highly!

Visited January 2013
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