The Best Restaurants Near Pompeii

Photo of Luca Pinelli
9 February 2017

Pompeii was once a thriving, rich Roman city in the Italian region of Campania, near Mount Vesuvius. Today it is one of the best-preserved archaeological sites in the world and it still maintains a never-waning beauty which attracts millions of tourists every year. After experiencing your fill of the past, check out our guide to some of the finest places to eat.

Pompeii | © Nathan O’Nions/Flickr

Ristorante President

Restaurant, Italian, Vegetarian, Vegan
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This first-class restaurant offers an unforgettable journey through the tastes and smells of Campanian cuisine. It is the result of the efforts of the Gramaglio family, who were inspired by traditional recipes in their curating of the menu. The fish is caught in the nearby area and the vegetables and spices are cultivated in the orchards of the lower slopes of Mount Vesuvius – all combined with great hand-made pasta to create something truly delicious.

La Bettola del Gusto

Restaurant, Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, $$$
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Hostaria di Bacco
Hostaria di Bacco | © Courtesy of Hostaria da Bacco
This restaurant and winery focuses particularly on pairing the perfect drinks with meals, thus putting together two of the most beloved qualities of Italy – and especially of its southern area. If customers want to entrust the staff with their choice, why not book and try the degustation menu which includes five courses and five different wine tastings. Alternatively, patrons can order a la carte and choose from a wide and diverse range of excellent, elaborate food.

Hostaria di Bacco

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Located on one of the most stunning coasts in Italy and possibly even the world, the Amalfi coast, Hostaria di Bacco is a family-run restaurant which accommodates its customers on terraces with an enchanting view of the seascape. Established in 1930, this restaurant takes pride in its location, its traditions, and its resourcefulness in selecting only the very best ingredients from the surrounding area. With two dining rooms and two panoramic terraces, Hostaria di Bacco is a truly fine spot to dine close to Pompeii.

Ristorante Maccarone

Restaurant, Italian, Seafood, $$$
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Sorrento | © Harvey Barrison/Flickr
Customers looking for bargain prices and wide and diverse menus are strongly encouraged to come to Ristorante Maccarone. Conveniently located just outside the Pompeii ruins and on the way to Mount Vesuvius, this restaurant serves quality pizzas. Alternatively, their menu offers great seafood, lavish primi and elaborate dishes which will make any mouth water

Zi’ ‘Ntonio

Zi’ ‘Ntonio is located in the heart of Sorrento, near piazza Tasso and is a good place to start a pleasant evening in the city. Zi’ ‘Ntonio comprises two ground-floor dining rooms with characteristic, tuff-clad walls and around 100 seats, as well as a mezzanine. The cuisine is based on local ingredients and traditions and the recipes are often passed down from one generation to the next.
Address: via Luigi de Maio 11, Sorrento, Italy, +39 081 8781623

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