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“True experience”
Review of La Tradizione

La Tradizione
Ranked #21 of 133 Restaurants in Portici
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

What a Lovely evening we had with the owner being so kind to recommend the great local dishes and fantastic wine.
This restaurant shows you a true insight in Napolitan food: all with great care and attention. Thank you so much! Such a pity we only discovered it on our last day.
Anna & Adriano

Date of visit: June 2017
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Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

A family run restaurant. The food, the service, and the atmosphere was beyond belief. This was the highlight of our European trip. If you're in the Napoli area, this is the restaurant you simply must try.

The wait staff and owners made us feel so
welcome and truly blessed us with great food and service. It is a toss-up on our favorite, between the fried stuffed aubergine flowers, the octopus or the fried sardines! Everything was excellent! It is also reasonably priced for the quality of the food.

Thank you La Tradizioe for the memorable experience

Date of visit: September 2016
Thank Rita P
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Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

The atmosphere is so welcoming, and you feel like a true local. The staff were friendly and gave us advice for visiting the city. They even gave us a free appetiser. Food was amazing and so cheap - I had a lasagna pizza. Plan to eat there constantly while in Naples

Date of visit: July 2016
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Reviewed 2 July 2016

We spent three nights in Naples and went here for two of the nights and that's how good it was (the third night was at our b&b which served traditional home cooked food although it wasn't better than La Tradizione). I always thought Italian food was average but after my trip to Naples and eating here, I rank Italian as my favourite.

The service was amazing. The menu was in Italian but one of the waiters took his time to read every item and explain what it was.

Gigi, who appears to be the head waiter was very accommodating and on both nights, gave us pre-starter dishes which was native to Naples on the house so that we could get a taste for Naples. They also discounted our food although, this was subsequently paid back to them in tips as the service was exceptional.

I recommend the baby calamari and octopus for starters in particular but everything we ate was good.

Naples is now my favourite city and I'll definitely be coming back here to eat.

Date of visit: May 2016
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Reviewed 12 November 2015

Where to begin? We loved this place so much we went back a second time. I cannot say enough. It breaks my heart that such a gem is hidden in rundown Portici, where most will never get to experience it. Luigi, the owner(?), was the epitome of Italian hospitality!

On our first visit, we arrived far too early for an Italian dinner (shortly after 7PM). We were tired after a long day and did not want to go later. It was immediately clear that as American tourists, we were an unusual sight. The menu did not have a word of English and it seemed most of the waiters did not speak much English. Since the restaurant was nearly empty that early, Luigi doted on us. First he sent us an antipasto of eggplant parmigiana on the house. Then, while we were eating the (delicious) antipasti we had ordered, he brought us another sampler plate of antipasti! We couldn’t believe it. He came over to explain what the different dishes were and then ended up bringing us a larger portion of one of them and showed us how to eat it on crostini. We were delighted with the whole experience. We did not order a secondo that night, as we were not particularly hungry, but the gnocchi alla Sorrentina was phenomenal.

With that memory fresh in our minds, we decided to return two nights later. This time we were eating on Italian time, and when we walked in around 9PM, the place was packed. Yet we had no trouble getting a table. Luigi recognized us immediately and welcomed us warmly. We didn’t expect his attention since the place was so busy, but we were blown away by how much time he spent with us. He began to educate us about the wine we ordered, and then the power to the restaurant suddenly went out. None of the other diners seemed particularly fazed by this and the food kept coming out without major issues. Extremely professional. We certainly did not expect Luigi to come back to finish our conversation when he had so many more important things to deal with—but to our surprise and delight, he returned later in the evening to talk with us extensively again.

So, the personable service was the best part of this experience, but the food was wonderful, too. The bruschetta was fantastic and we very much enjoyed the bucatini alla Don Salvatore. To be honest, the misto di carne alla brace were not anything special (not bad, just a bit lacking in flavor) but when everything else was so special, we were not disappointed! To top it all off, Luigi sent us a complimentary dessert (also delicious). And I haven’t even mentioned the prices! It was unbelievable how inexpensive everything was. My only regret is not trying the pizza that was being made in a brick oven right inside the entrance.

Portici is not much of a destination, so sadly, most people will miss this spot. But if you are traveling through on the Circumvesuviana train, it is worth a special stop at Portici via Liberta to eat here. The restaurant is only about half a kilometer from the train station and if your time there is anything like ours, it will be unforgettable.

Date of visit: September 2015
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