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“Excellent value, a nice meal, but let down slightly by the atmosphere”
Review of Il Ceppo

Il Ceppo
Ranked #23 of 146 Restaurants in Agropoli
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$22 - US$123
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 5 January 2014

After a morning exploring the temples in Paestum, we made the short trip to Agropoli to eat. Il Ceppo was a very nice restaurant, and I would recommend the food to anyone in the area, however there were one or two things that bothered me slightly.

The restaurant was quite cold - it was December but it would have nice to have some more heating, especially as there were very large windows and stone floors. Also, the television in the dining room was on for the entire duration of our visit. I don't mind this in a bar, but it was an unwelcome distraction in a restaurant and one of our party had to ask for the volume to be turned down a bit.

The food was very good, and the portions were extremely generous. I would recommend the mozzarella to anyone visiting, as it is possibly the best mozzarella I've ever eaten. I had a simple pasta dish as a first course, which was excellent, and a chicken fillet for a second course. The chicken was actually far too big, so much so that it was a real struggle to eat. Chicken isn't the most interesting meat, and it did feel a little bland. For dessert we had a chocolate cheesecake, which even though it wasn't really a cheesecake, was absolutely divine.

My main problem with the second course was that the other 5 people in our party were brought their meals, and then the waiter went to serve another table before bringing me my second course - I think I was waiting 5 minutes!

It was, however, excellent value for money - I think we ended up paying €25 each, which was incredible considering how large the servings were and the quality of the food. The service was generally good, although I felt that when we arrived and left, the staff were trying a little hard to make us feel welcome, which made me feel that it was all a little forced.

All in all, I would recommend Il Ceppo, as the food was good and the value excellent.

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Lamaux, Direttore at Il Ceppo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2014
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In risposta all'utente http://www.tripadvisor.it/members/CJM88

La ringrazio per la sua esaustiva recensione.
Cordialmente,

Maurizio Laureana

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Reviewed 8 March 2013

Sig. Laureana explained that the restaurant is less crowded than it used to be before the crisis. Perfectly pleasant antipasto and pasta - good service. There's not a lot of choice unless one drives to Paestum.

Recommended by Oreste at Baia di Trentova.

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Lamaux, Direttore at Il Ceppo, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2013

Thank you for your review. I hope that your stay in Agropoli was pleasant, so can advise our city. See you soon. Maurizio Laureana.

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Reviewed 2 April 2012

The clerk at La Civetta recommended this restaurant, which is clearly popular with locals or other clients "in the know." The proprietor is justifiably proud of his homemade and delicious pasta! and the house wine is from his own vineyard. He brought out whole, fresh fish for other customers to view before making their dinner selections. The Misto Carne included chicken, sausage, pork, and "veal" (really beef.) We passed on dessert, but the little cookies were delicious.

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Reviewed 5 September 2008

It' s a teenager memory. This was my grandfather 's favourite restaurant. He used to come alone, but when i went to visit him i was allowed to attend to his private rite: fried prawns e pasta with lobster. Exciting

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