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“Pizza by the Metre!!”

Il ritrovo degli Amici
Ranked #23 of 105 Restaurants in Vico Equense
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

Stumbled across this place on our first excursion out when staying nearby and returned for three consecutive nights. Great food, great service, fantastic local atmosphere. Thoroughly recommended.

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Reviewed 28 July 2017

During my trip in Italy I was hoping to find a local restaurant that all the locals in the area would go for dinner and this is the place. Giuseppe is a fantastic waiter who will go out of his way to make you happy (speaks English). The place is busy so he will be running around a lot but we had a great time talking with him and having him as our waiter / host.

The food is very good and they are willing to adjust to your preferences. We ate here 3 times and it only got better each time we visited. The seafood is very good but the pizza is a real highlight. As we discovered it is sold by the metre but Giuseppe will adjust the size to suit your order. They also sell personal sized (individual sized) pizza. Our first one we ordered was 0.8 metres as we wanted 2 large slices for 4 people - it was so good we should have just ordered the full metre. If something is not on the menu simply ask Giuseppe and if can he will accommodate your order. Our pizza order (Diavola) wasn't on the list but he said they make it and then we added some hot peppers to add move flavour / heat. We also found the pricing to be very reasonable.

Keep in mind it is a local restaurant - so if your looking for a high end fancy seating this isn't the place - BUT if you want a restaurant with great atmosphere with good food this is the place. If you are walking (as we did) to the restaurant use the road that crosses in front of the church. There is an entrance that lead us into the parking area and you can walk into the restaurant from the patio area - just like the locals do.

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Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

We stumbled upon this restaurant when staying in a nearby hotel in the small town of Seiano. We arrived from the back of the restaurant, up some stairs and through the car park. The decor was quite basic and we were not expecting much from our first impressions, however, we were pleasantly surprised. Our starters were generous portions and the antipasto of the house was particularly good, with a variety of meats and cheeses. The real standout though was the main course... I didn't really know what I was getting as the menu is all in Italian but I received a plate full of fresh, homemade pasta with a variety of seafood; mussels, clams, octopus, prawns etc... It was all cooked to perfection and so tasty! The service was very friendly and the waiter spoke excellent English. It was so good that we went back a few days later, this time ordering pizza. The same waiter recognised us and gave us a warm welcome, helping us to choose 3 different pizza toppings (four cheese, diavola and the local favourite, broccoli and sausage) for our half metre pizza which was more than enough for the two of us. We also had the lemon cake for dessert which was very good. Both of our meals each night was under €60 which was for two courses, wine and soft drinks plus complimentary bread and limoncello (of course!). If you are staying in the area I highly recommend this wonderful restaurant.

Thank Alibop30
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Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

We were staying at the Villa Denise in Vico Equense. We arrived kind of late the first night, and the hotel offered to shuttle us down to Il ritrovo degli Amici. We really enjoyed it. It's a place filled with locals. The staff was very friendly, and our waiter spoke excellent English.
We each went with the homemade pasta. I had shellfish with mine, my wife had veggies, and my son had Fruita del Mar. We accompanied this with the house red. Delicious.
We spent the entirety of the next day sightseeing, and decided it was just too easy to return. So we did. This time we had their pizza which is sold by the meter. It was excellent.
This place really has a hometown, traditional feel. Not fancy by any means. Just excellent homemade food and friendly service. Highly recommend it.

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Reviewed 7 December 2016

Visited Vico Equense with my family of 6 and our landlord recommended Il Ritrovo as her friend owned the restaurant. It was amazing!! Pepe took such great care of us and the food was outstanding. We actually went twice and would have gone again if we stayed longer in the town. The family atmosphere, the meter long pizzas and all the extras (liquors and desserts) made it a place you would want to return to often. If you have the good fortune to stay in this lovely town, you have to go to this restaurant!

Thank mimzy4
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