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Via Belvedere, 84048, Castellabate, Italy
+39 0974 967254
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New York City, New York
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105 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Look, the food is fine here, but in a country that has mastered the art of dining splendidly on simple ingredients, I would say it is good rather than extraordinary. But, but, the view adds whatever exclamation points you are missing. One note: it is small and tends to fill up, so you are advised to reserve.

Thank bombaybeauty
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

I took my two daughters to il Calesse on our last night of our wonderful holiday to Santa Marie De Castellebate. The location, food and service exceed our expectations. The courtyard setting is enchanting. My daughters said when they get married they want to hold the reception in the courtyard as it was such a magical setting. A big thank... More 

Thank Kim G
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

I had a pizza Vulcano in here. Wow!!! The mozarella di bufala and tomate sauce was the best I have ever tasted. I don't know about the other food, but the pizza's are great in here. Also the restaurant is very cozy with a beautiful view on the sea with a kind staff.

Thank Zoe H
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

The staff at this restaurant were very welcoming, helpful and made our visit. They even provided an extensive map of the area. We ate in a group in the courtyard overlooking the sea and where we were staying below in Santa Maria. The food was excellent. Great experience.

Thank KateMark_13
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96 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

This is one seriously good restaurant. Idyllic location in a beautiful flower strewn park high above the Med, with the Island of Capri in the distance. Family run with a rod of iron ... These people know exactly what they are doing, and it shows in every facet of how the place works. Wonderful food with some unusual twists ...... More 

Thank peterkirchem
Derby, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

I first went to Castellabate about 15 years ago and ate at Il Calesse only once. The food was good then but it's great now. I went with my wife this year (3rd year running) for lunch and, after a visit to the castle, ambled into the restaurant for a fantastic lunch. We went for a table in the sun... More 

Thank AndBorgia
Groningen, The Netherlands
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192 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

When you are high up on a hill top in the Italian landscape, you know you are on old grounds. Castellabate in the Campanian Cilento is no exeption. The castle as it stands is almost a thousand years old, and god knows how long people have been living here. Il Calesse is named after the caleche which is standing inside... More 

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Hatfield Heath, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2015

Had dinner here after admiring the beautiful sunset. Great pizza and pasta dishes. Price was reasonable for such a fantastic setting.

Thank Luella D
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495 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2015 via mobile

This restaurant pizzeria is in the old part of castellabate, on the mountain, you need a car to get there (bus service is unreliable); nice garden, good pizza and other dishes as well, friendly service.

Thank delagioventu
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2014

And having been reliably informed of the best restaurants in the area by somebody that has lived there for 40 years, and then rather over enthusiastically filling ourselves at all of them in quick succession, Il Calesse remained in pole position for food and atmosphere. Da Carmine was good too, but still came second regarding food to Il Calesse although... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating
Good for
Kids, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Belvedere, 84048, Castellabate, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Campania  >  Province of Salerno  >  Castellabate
  • Phone Number: +39 0974 967254

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?