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“excellent food, not so excellent service...”
Review of Viva lo Re

Viva lo Re
Ranked #2 of 111 Restaurants in Ercolano
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“excellent food, not so excellent service...”
Reviewed 15 April 2013

Excellent pasta and wonderful fish plates. Not expensive, but judgemental.
We had just visited Mount Vesuvius with the kids, we were tired and looking for a place to eat. Everything was closed, that's when we spotted Viva lo Re.
Unfortunately, it seems that something looked wrong with our appearance - one waitress was checking our clothes and for a moment I thought they would say we couldn't eat there.
At the end they came back and said there was 15 minutes waiting, and we decided to stay.
After almost one hour we were finally seated. And my suspicious that they thought we couldn't afford their food was has been proved right - we were not even offered wine, just water with our food. What could have been a great food experience left us with a bad taste in our mouths...

  • Visited April 2013
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
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English first
Santa Monica
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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“Great find after viewing the Ercolano Scavi”
Reviewed 7 October 2012

We came in for lunch after viewing the archeological site. The hostess was very welcoming, translated the menu into English for us, and suggested a wine to go with our food, that was very good. The atmosphere in the restaurant was very nice, but not stuffy. The food was very good, including pasta and antipasto starters, and mains of seafood and meat. We were sorry not to have room for dessert, because those looked delicious too. It's just a four-block walk turning right after leaving the excavation site.

  • Visited September 2012
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Madrid, Spain
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great dinner”
Reviewed 20 July 2012

Great pasta dishes and wonderful fish second plates. Original beer from Sorrento and a good service is the top of the cake. The crude fish and the tuna, excellents

  • Visited July 2012
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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Excellent food”
Reviewed 28 May 2012

We came in for a late lunch after visiting the archeological site. Wonderful spaghetti, excellent fish in salt and a very tasty dessert. Worth every penny - and indeed the wine was very good as well. Prices for this are very reasonable. Great experience!

  • Visited May 2012
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Thank HelmaVDB
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253 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“Wonderful experience!”
Reviewed 17 April 2012

After our hours at the archeological site, we were very happy to arrive at Viva lo Re. And what a treat we were in for! The place is gorgeous, service friendly and professional, and the food & wine selection fantastic. HIGHLY recommended. Go for local wine.

  • Visited April 2012
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Thank CAGreens
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