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Via IV Novembre, 90-92, Ercolano, Italy
+39 081 777 4861
08:00 - 23:00
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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133 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Once you've wandered around the ruins of Herculaneum and need fed and refreshed before the train or the next trip, this place is ideal. Clean, welcoming, plenty of choices but we went for the beer and bruschetta option at six euros - perfect.

Thank Colin M
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561 reviews
332 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 264 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped here on out way to the ruins. They mostly serve pizza and fresh seafood/fish dishes (many daily specials). We chose spaghetti al vongole and gnocchi sorentina (good for the price but not memorable, with the latter being too salty). Service was efficient and prices low.

Thank LucyCarvalho
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Good food and service at reasonable prices. Wine list is small but good. The doughball apertivos are great.

Thank BoyceBob
Chicago, Illinois
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65 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

We saw this place while walking to the ruins of the Herculaneum and assumed it was a tourist trap. However, we were tired and hungry and our standards were low. That being said, this wound up being a pleasant surprise and we all wound up with great Margherita pizza! What better welcome to Naples is there than that? We did... More 

Thank Elana_K
Woolhope, United Kingdom
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164 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

We needed some lunch after walking around Herculaneum and stopped here for pizza. I think the best we can say is we wished we hadn't. The pizza was soggy. It looked better than it tasted.

Thank hurricanekatrinarule
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25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

We stopped by afterva trip to Vesuvius, the Gnocchi was excellent! My fiancée had a panini which was fresh, made with pizza dough and very tasty. The staff were very friendly. We used a 10% discount voucher acquired from the shuttle bus office which made for a high quality and good value meal.

Thank Matthew K
Worcester, United Kingdom
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234 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

We went here after visiting Vesuvius. The restaurant is situated just down the road from the train station. As you get to the roundabout, look right about 45 degrees, and the place is there with a white canopy overhead. I had a bacon sandwich and a beer, my wife had pasta with mushrooms and the bairn had Calamari. This was... More 

Thank helenandpaul13
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

The food here is very nice and staff friendly. The restaurant has a wood burning pizza oven and the pizza was very tasty best I have ever had!

Thank Darren B
Manchester, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

A great place to be fed and watered after your visit to Herculaneum. Friendly staff and excellent reasonably priced food. Enjoy.

Thank Rob B
London, United Kingdom
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351 reviews
248 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015

My friend and I had just finished visiting Herculaneum in the pouring rain and before heading off to Pompeii, decided to stop here for lunch. The staff were very friendly and helpful. We ordered a bolognese and the owner slightly changed my pasta dish to make it with tomatoes instead of cream, as I did not want a rich dish... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via IV Novembre, 90-92, Ercolano, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Campania  >  Province of Naples  >  Ercolano
  • Phone Number: +39 081 777 4861

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