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“Outstanding meal and service for a modest price”

Il Machiavelli restaurant e lounge
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Ranked #6 of 205 Restaurants in Pompeii
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$18 - US$55
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean, Bar, Wine Bar
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Good for: Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Il Machiavelli restaurant e lounge un luogo dove stile , classe e ottima cucina si uniscono per creare un ambiente perfetto per chi vuole cenare e godersi a pieno la serata , in una sala calda e accogliente immersa nel verde .Il Machiavelli dispone di un privè interno dove poter cenare o degustare cocktail e distillati derivanti da una grande selezione , inoltre dispone di una sala ‘’garden’’ ove poter cenare alla carte , con menù degustazione o menù tradizionale o per degustare un tagliere di salumi e formaggi selezionati con abbinamento di un calice di vino. Vi aspettiamo , non fartelo raccontare
Reviewed 8 March 2018

We had the 4 course set menu for 30 euros, with two glasses of local Falingina white wine and a bottle of 8 year old local Aglianico red. Pasta tubes stuffed with ricotto/sausage/turnip tops resembling some kind of ET was especially special, and the desert of ricotta foam packages surrounded by crisp crumble crumbs verged on the orgasmic (you'll realise what I mean when you taste them).
Magnifico!

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Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

It’s our first time visiting Pompeii and it was our second night there. As you can imagine we didn’t quite have our bearings on places to go. We came across this restaurant up a side street that looked very delightful and was greeted instantly with smiles and well spoken English!

The dining area is based outside in a gazibo/tent that opens up in the warmer seasons of the year. It was a cosy and a relaxed atmosphere great for romance.

The service we recieved was expectational, great english and recommendations, they even bought us a rose over for kind gesture which really touched me!

The food was delicious, the portions may not be huge but they definitely fill you up! My brother is the fussiest eater and even he enjoyed his courses. The presentation was gorgeous so I give the chef a 10/10 thank you!

I would definitely re-vist and recommend to a friend, no question about it!
Maybe more for occasions, but if you’re on holiday then what better way?

Thank Leoni B
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Reviewed 22 February 2018

The reviews were great, so we booked.

We were the only people in the restaurant at 7pm. When we left at 8:45, there was only one more table occupied.

It was very cold. They had one space heater that they would blast on and off periodically but was not sufficient to keep our feet warm.

They had changed the menu, and did not look like the one on-line
they were out of a dish (ravioli).

The food was "strange" by US standards. Barely hot (could not understand how it was cooked, but it was). But it was beautifully presented. OK, but certainly not great.

The service was incredibly pleasant and friendly, but the food and atmosphere did not live up to the reviews on the web site.

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Thank BellaBelleBoston
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Alfredo D, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Il Machiavelli restaurant e lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2018
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Vi ringraziamo per essere stati nostri ospiti , in riferimento al menù a là carte , viene cambiato periodicamente e di conseguenza aggiornato on line , garantendo una cucina ‘’ tradizionale’’ rivisitata, dando possibilità alla clientela internazionale di degustare prodotti ‘’ mediterranei’’, cotti e impiantati secondo i nostri standard .Vi ringraziamo per la visita.

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Reviewed 15 November 2017

Since we were new to Italy we were not sure what the "cover" charge was all about but it was worth every cent of the two euros. They bring a wonderful selection of breads, a small h'ors d'ouevre and a small sweet. The main course was very well prepared.

Thank Zinnia M
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Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Well don’t you just love having your expectations exceeded? That’s what happened to us at Machiavelli’s in Pompei.

Value for money was exceptional. Small serves of food that combine impossible flavours.

It was romantic, it had great service and an exciting menu. Would be back in a heartbeat!

Thank Roni W
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