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Ristorante San Giovanni

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via S. Maria - Fraz. Pontone, 84010 Scala, Italy
+39 089 872582
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This family run restaurant felt so welcoming and friendly. The view was amazing as we were so high up. The house red wine was nice and the food came fairly quick. The food tasted amazing! That was the tastiest mozzarella I have ever had on a Pizza.

Thank Sam S
Leawood, Kansas
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Small, quaint, restaurant overlooking the village. Many locals were having their Sunday afternoon dinner. We were a party of six and had very good service. My wife had the Margarita pizza and I had the Linguine Vongole. Both dishes were excellent. Everything made to order and very fresh. The local wine, Aglianico, was very smooth and complemented the food nicely.

Thank Ed C
Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We stopped here for lunch and had one of the best Pizzas of our stay in Italy. Maybe it was the spectacular view, maybe the friendly staff, or maybe the delightful smells, but the Pizza was great. Hard to find but worth the try.

Thank DaleD12023
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208 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We always make a beeline for this restaurant on returning to the Amalfi coast, and it never disappoints. The view is just stunning - try to get a table immediately overlooking it (you may need to get in relatively early on a Sunday). It's also a welcome stop when walking down from Scala or across from Ravello. Or even up... More 

Thank G_M_NGlasgow
Devon England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We have visited this restaurant on many occassions and never been disappointed. We have just returned from two weeks staying in the Grand Hotel Excelsior above Amalfi and had 2 lunches in san Giovanni's. The Antipasta della casa is a wonderful mixture of different flavours with; meats, cheeses, roasted vegetables and croqueted potatoes. Peppered mussels with salad fantasia very very... More 

Thank burtoncle
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Walked from Scala up to Minuta and then down the steep steps to Pontone. Found this restaurant, Pizzas are amazing. Well worth the walk. All washed down with a bottle of Red Wine.

Thank Steve C
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Went there for lunch really nice staff. Excellent location to look out the terrace is really nice. Pizza was beautiful and very filling. I imagine would be really nice dinner place too

Thank James P
San Diego
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60 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Our drive Catello from Sorrento Silverstar Tours took us to this restaurant for lunch during a day long tour of Positano, Ravello and Amalfi. We arrived late and the place was almost empty and very quiet. Beautiful views from the outdoor covered patio. Our waiter (probably the owner) told us the pizzas were personal size. NOT! They were easily 12... More 

Thank Janet1215
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Spotted the terrace of this place from the road below. Actually 2 separate restaurants – the main in the street and then the covered terrace overlooking the Valley of the Ferriere, across to Ravello and beyond to the sea. We had a simple lunch of a two main courses (pasta and pizza) and two drinks all for under €40. The... More 

Thank DoctorFeelgoodDorset
Preston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Whilst staying in Scala Minute my family and I made the walk down to Pontone and found Ristorante San Giovanni. It was a long walk back (over 400 steps) but worth it in my opinion (a few other family members may debate that given the state they were in half way back!) We all had a great pizza (possibly the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: via S. Maria - Fraz. Pontone, 84010 Scala, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Campania  >  Amalfi Coast  >  Scala
  • Phone Number: +39 089 872582

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