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“Wonderful, cozy place”
Review of La Preferita

La Preferita
Ranked #55 of 117 Restaurants in Amalfi
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 14 October 2021

We were in Amalfi for 6 nights, staying at the hotel across the street. It was raining our first night so we decided to go here since it was the closest spot and we ended up loving it so much that we came back again our last night!

The owner, his wife, and son are wonderful and you feel like you were invited into their home for a meal here. The food is delicious, and the prices are great. The owner's wife makes all of the pasta fresh each morning.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 15 September 2021 via mobile

We stayed in Amalfi for 4 days and this was by far the best food we had. We ate at various places in town, as well as our hotel (across the street), and every other place had very bland food that was very expensive.
We decided to stop into La Preferita one night instead of making the trek into town, and honestly weren’t expecting much because of the humble surroundings, but we were pleasantly surprised !
The service was fantastic, the atmosphere was charming and the food was excellent.
We had the seafood sauté (incredible flavor!), ravioli, lasagna, and mixed cakes for dessert. Every single thing we ate was good and we loved the fact that this place is family owned and everything was made with love.
We came back a second night and tried the caprese salad and the fresh fish (so so good!!)
Stop in at La Preferita, you won’t regret it.

Date of visit: September 2021
Thank katecouchman
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Reviewed 18 August 2021

If you’re looking for an authentic Italian place, this is a must. Family owned business, with fresh and very well prepared food. The place gives you the sensation of being beside of a cliff, with Rocky walls, full of personality. The owner, a lovely gentleman, always comes around to check if you’re enjoying and this is a lovely extra touch. I have a sweet tooth and I might say, the tiramisu was the best I ever tried. Prices also good for the Amalfi coast. Highly recommend a visit, if you’re looking for good food and not a pretentious like most places we ate in amalfi.

Date of visit: August 2021
Thank Caroline M
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Reviewed 15 August 2021

We loved our dinner at La Preferita! The staff was so attentive to our needs and desires - and the food was absolutely delicious! We are all vegetarian and found a good variety to choose from. Everything was freshly prepared for us and seasoned perfectly! The ambiance was cozy and inviting. We had a month-old baby in our family group and the staff were so gracious, kind, and accommodating.Truly a memorable time on our Amalfi vacation!

Date of visit: August 2021
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Thank holland5
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Reviewed 5 February 2020

End October 2019: [2 visits]
This place came highly recommended by our hotel nearby and we would pass it on the way into town. It is situated in the side of a mountain across the road from a coastal cliff. The interior is reminiscent of the 1970's and was kind of grotty. It is run by a family of 3. The son speaks good English and the father a bit and the mother stays in the kitchen and cooks.

Night 1: When we arrived it was a ghost town, we walked around and no staff was to be seen only a couple there drinking. A nice old man, one of the owners greeted and seated us after about 5 minutes of waiting - actually we were about to give up.

I ordered the mixed seafood grill, shared some fries and had the house wine [they called it Prosecco, but it wasn't]. My friend ordered the grilled chicken and a salad. All the food was cooked well, though some not fresh. The prices were reasonable for the quality and size of meals we got. I do not recommend any of the desserts as they clearly were ready bought and were awful. The staff were very attentive.

Night 2: It is very risky trying to get here as you are dodging traffic both ways and small or no pedestrian pathway as it is on a corner of a narrow road. We arrived and they were demolishing a bush outside and also encouraging people to come in. It was quite comical.

My friend ordered the 'lasagne' and grilled vegetables - the lasagne or whatever it was, wasn't great. I tried the grilled prawns, of which there were 5 and they weren't fresh and a salad. Both average. Again it was a ghost town with only 2 people seated when we arrived and later when we went past, the same. They say they have a full bar but I asked for a few different things and they didn't have them.

My mind is torn - great Staff and service, that try very hard to please but the food and venue are average. You be the judge.

*Be sure to read the menu carefully, you may have a giggle or 2.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Thank Swelltraveller67
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