Pompeii Restaurants

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    Fresh fruit for juicing
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    pine trees, palm trees, almonds,...
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    green, shade and great view of the ruins
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    Tiberius Pompei: Sofas and shade to relieve from heat and thirst

    by Paese_che_vai Written Dec 6, 2012
    Vesuvio Tomatoes
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    It is difficult for tourists visiting the ruins to guess that there is a place to eat and rest, very close to the ruins. In fact, you must have heard about it as no signs are displayed on the main area. If you just walk 5 minutes uphill from the train station and ruins exit, you’ll notice the sun-shaded terrace and the vineyard.
    The very kind waiters will give you the menu and you can go for just a drink or full meal. The prices are fair, the toilettes clean and there is airco inside. There are also very confy sofas and armchairs both indoor and outdoor.

    Favorite Dish: I had a very yummy pizza, a fresh orange juice, brownie and limoncello, while my friends enjoyed some pasta in a seashell sauce and the typical fried squids and shrimps, white wine, gelato and coffee. I paid about 18 euro for a full meal and great relax. Ops, btw there is an amazing view onto the ruins from that garden!

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    • Wine Tasting

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    Xenia S.A.S. Di Domenico Sabatino & C. (?): Shhh, dont tell anyone!

    by Evenith666 Written Jan 15, 2010

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    I am not sure of the actualy name of the place, however looking on Google Earth this seems to be it, although I dont remember it being a hotel.
    Trade is not allowed in the walls of Pompeii, a stark contrast to the days of its bustling industry. This is to minimalize on litter in the town, and unfortunately means that the only source of refreshment in Pompeii is a couple of the ancient street fountains which have been renovated.
    Or at least, that is the plan...
    This cafe is located next to the Villa of Mysteries, but on the other side of the perimeter fence. The owners have cut a small hole in the fence where they sell drinks and snacks to the visitors. So, if you have run out of the drinks you brought and want something more than the warm, metalic tasting water you get from the fountains, stop here on your way to or from the villa.

    Favorite Dish: We relished in the glee of a nice, ice-cold can of coca cola. Its most refreshing quality being able to place the cold can on our foreheads!

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    Restaurants round the Scavi site expensive

    by bip_231 Written Feb 25, 2009

    When you visit the Scavi site at Pompeii, you'll notice that there are a few restuarants that have popped up around the area. When we checked the menu listings for these places, we weren't surprised to see that the prices were expensive - but this can be expected as their placed in a very famous area, and receive lots of tourists. My advice would be to eat in nearby Sorrento (if you have access to a car) or take your own picnic (we saw a few people in Pompeii scavi eating packed lunches).

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    punto di ristoro: Restaurant inside Pompeii.

    by cardwatcher Written Apr 9, 2008

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    This was a very small, but well maintained facility. It is cafeteria style for both a lite sandwich in one line, and a bit heavier meal of pasta or fish in another line. They will prepare it "to go" so that you may carry it with you to the Quadriportico dei teatri. This is an open area just perfect for picnicing. Lots of people use it, especially large school tours.

    Favorite Dish: The Sandwiches were really good. Fresh bread from the area with a variety of toppings. They are pre-made, but very tasty. Also remember if you are not sure what is on the sandwich - ask. They were very nice and spoke enough english to the little bit of Itialian I knew that it was very easy to communicate with them. Also the price for the sandwich side of the restaurant was reasonable. They are the only place to purchase food once inside the exhibit.

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    The Pompei Cafe: Pompeii's only Cafe!

    by wilocrek Updated Apr 2, 2008

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    This is the only place to eat within Pompeii, its located right by the forum by the Arch. There are two parts to this cafe. In the very front they serve quick snacks, like Panini's and pastries. In the back is a cafeteria that sells pasta's and meats. The food is rather bland but the prices are not. I had pasta and a piece of cake and it cost me 15 euro. Honestly I would pack a lunch in if I were you, but if money is not an issue its a decent place to eat and you can't beat the location.

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    Not sure it had one!: Possibly the best orange juice in the world?

    by toonsarah Written Nov 24, 2007

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    Fresh fruit for juicing
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    OK, my title for this tip could be an exaggeration, but I’ve rarely had such a delicious and refreshing glass of juice as the one I got here after our visit to the ruins. There are in fact a few cafes in a row on the road that leads from the station to the entrance – we went to the one nearest the entrance because its colourful display of fruit caught our eye as soon as we left and there seemed no reason to go further.

    There is no interior here; all seating is outside on a terrace area between the road and the railway line. I realise that doesn’t make it sound very attractive, but in fact it’s a pleasant place to sit as neither road nor railway is very busy and the owners have created a cheerful shaded spot here. Chris opted for a cappuccino while I was tempted by the “house speciality” – a fresh-pressed juice drink combining local oranges and lemons. This was as I’ve said, absolutely gorgeous, the added sharpness of the lemon making it more refreshing than usual orange juice but not being too much to make the drink sour. The drinks cost €3 each, which I thought was very reasonable for such a tourist spot.

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    The cafe resaraunt in Pompeii

    by Balam Written Oct 23, 2007

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    Don't go, It's rubbish. We walked through and i must say that after only 3 or 4 hours of walking around the sliced water melon did look most satisfying but my mum ate there and said it was just overcooked tasteless food and was very expensive

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    Trattoria Addu' Mimi: Trattoria Addu' Mimi

    by myriam_c Updated Oct 3, 2005

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    We and our friends at lunch

    Small restaurant, easy to find on the main road that goes to the new city of Pompei.
    It's not the usual trattoria but in fact a tavola calda, a place where the locals eat. There are a few long tables and you pull up wherever you find a place.

    Favorite Dish: Their menu was full of local specialties with a wide choice of fish dishes.
    I ordered home-made gnocchi (don't remember what sauce) as a starter and fish (daurade) as a main course. Delicious!
    After lunch we were offered a limoncello.

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    Name ignored: Fast food

    by GUYON Written Aug 27, 2005

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    Antique fast food

    The Romans were not fool and they had already invented the fast-food.
    In this restaurant (to be remodeled), they sold three types of soups. The customer chose his soup which was heated in a vat and received it immediately in a bowl, ready to be eaten.

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    Restaurants on Via Roma

    by Willettsworld Written Aug 3, 2005

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    There's loads of restaurants and trattoria's on Via Roma which is the main road into the centre of Pompeii. I went into one but I can't remember the name. It's on the righthand side as you walk towards the town centre just before you reach the main square. Not bad food, a little on the plain side but it was cheap.

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    Porta Marina Fruit Juices: If you get thirsty...

    by xxgirasolexx Written Jul 27, 2005

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    Italy's answer to Orange Julius

    This stand is located right outside the entrance of Pompei. If you don't feel thirsty before going in, you will surely be thirsty after all that walking around. When you come out, head over to the stand and try some of their fresh orange juice. You can even have it made from blood oranges, if you like!

    Favorite Dish: The orange juice because it is fresh squeezed, all natural, and super sweet and yummy!

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    General unknown: Lunch

    by RSRaz Written Apr 20, 2005

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    Right around Pompei there are plenty restaurants filled with bus loads of tourists walk a few short blocks into the business center of town and eat where you see the Italian locals are eating. Much better prices and quality. Italians sure know how to eat well:)

    Favorite Dish: Seafood Pasta was the dish of the day.
    Wonderful fresh clams

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    Lunching

    by barryg23 Updated Jan 28, 2005

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    Let's face it, you don't visit Pompei for the cuisine. Within the ruins of Pompei, there is a visitor centre where you can buy food and drinks. There are also numerous vendors outside the station, though the prices are high. I didn't get to explore the town of Pompei but I imagine there are cheaper places to eat there. We brought lunch with us (probably the best option), and ate it down near the theatre.

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    Fast Food

    by Beograd Updated Dec 15, 2004

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    Ok... You can tell by picture that this is not an actual restaurant tip... But believe it or not, this used to be a fast food restaurant! In those stone jars they used to keep the food and it was always fresh! In Archeological Museum in Naples, you can see money that was found in their cash registers...

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    At the Entrance to Pompeii: Market Stalls

    by Jmill42 Written Mar 12, 2004

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    Markets in Front of Pompeii

    We were a little short-sighted about bringing our own drinks seeing that we had to wake up real early to get here before the gates opened. This is because we were making Pompeii a day trip from Positano. Leading up to the gate at Pompeii's main entrance, there are numerous stalls and restaurants selling 4 Euro Cokes and 5 Euro Powerades.

    So, if you are getting there early, like we did, then you might want to pack your own drinks. Unless you like being ripped off buying the essential liquids of life.

    There is an abundance of fruit sold here as well, and it is a pretty good value. Plus, it makes the whole area smell wonderfully citrus-y!

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