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Il Machiavelli restaurant e lounge

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Via Vittorio Emanuele 15, 80045 Pompeii, Italy
+39 081 850 5367
12:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:30
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Tue - Sun 12:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:30
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Sydney, Australia
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84 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

I visited this restaurant with my mother on our first night in Pompeii and we both loved it. Our waiter was charming and very helpful and the food was just beautiful. We were given two complimentary amuse bouche and a selection of delicious homemade breads to try, and a miniature cake stand full of tiny desserts after our meal -... More 

Thank Katandapickle
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

After all the great reviews we saw here we thought we should eat here but unfortunately it was a great disappointment!! Dishes are very small, food is average, not that cheap.. Even a bit expensive. Definitely not a place I would recommend to a friend or go back again.. Sorry..

Thank Eliran I
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

We had seen the reviews on trip advisor and thought we would try the restaurant for ourselves. We opted for the five course chef taster menu accompanied by different wines with each. We were not disappointed!! Each course although small was packed with flavours and a tastebud delight, this did not stop us being full at the end of our... More 

Thank DaRobsta
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Went for a special dinner with family while staying in Pomepi as it looked lovely from the outside. We were not disappointed. The ricotta and lemon mouse with bread was bursting with flavour. My octopus Luciano style was phenomenal. The caprese a salad the rest had was raved about. First time trying the dish and will definitely order again if... More 

Thank klrg23
New Milford, Connecticut
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91 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

If Machiavelli were located in Rome or Florence instead of on a back street in the modest city of Pompeii, it would easily be twice the price. The menu takes one on a culinary adventure led by a chef that really knows what he (or she?) is trying to do. The food is lovingly prepared, beautifully presented and artfully served.... More 

Thank krokro
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105 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

We visited on our last evening in Italy, we opted for the chefs menu paired with wines. The service, the food was fabulous, so many interesting & different flavours beautifully presented, the portions are quiet small but as we had 5 courses that was a good thing. The evening was truly wonderful, I would recommend to any one who likes... More 

Thank BellaBellaEssex
Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico
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40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Portions were small but the food tasted great I would recommend this restaurant to anyone coming to Pompeii

Thank Patrick H
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

We stumbled upon this place, and were very happy to have done so. We had a traditional pasta course followed by one of the chef's more modern creations for the secondi - both were delicious but the chef's inspired creations stole the show. interesting flavours beautifully cooked and presented. the accompanying bread and wine was also very good, as was... More 

Thank Kate J
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Home made pasta with onion and beef tartare, breads, starters were delicious. We were going back to airport from Amalfi to Napoli and just wanted to stop eating something. That was great for tasting!

Thank bhekimoglu
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Beautiful restaurant with open sides so not too hot. Wonderful personal waiters. But a restaurant is all to do with the food. And this was wonderful. Textures, tastes, smells, colour. It was all there. Freshly baked breads and biscuits. Light profiteroles with chocolate filling. Dollops of lovely sauces. All in a quiet restaurant with space between tables and quiet music.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$48
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:30
12:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:30
12:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:30
12:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:30
12:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:30
12:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Vittorio Emanuele 15, 80045 Pompeii, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Campania  >  Province of Naples  >  Pompeii
  • Phone Number: +39 081 850 5367

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?