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Hotel Ristorante Il Cefalo

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Via Monsignor Pietro Passaro | Ogliastro Marina, 84048 Ogliastro Marina, Castellabate, Italy
00:00 - 23:00
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Probably best shrimps we ever had, delicious and delicately grilled. Unfortunately the same does not apply to swordfish that tasted dull in despite of pistachio breading and was definitely overpriced. Dolce tasted at its best - chocolate tartalette is highly recommended for the desert.

Thank Kristjan O
Charlotte, North Carolina
2 reviews
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Reviewed 17 July 2016

First of all, if you travel to Italy, I recommend you visit quaint areas of the country. Of course, you will visit the touristy spots as well. However, the quaint spots, like Ogliastro Marina, have always given me the more authentic Italian feel that i appreciate. My great grandmother is from Ogliastro Marina. With that said, this is the second... More 

Thank CLTAnthony
Adolfo d, Proprietario at Hotel Ristorante Il Cefalo, responded to this review

Dear CLTAnthon, thank you for sharing this wonderful trip report with other people on Tripadvisor, that’s the spirit! We are more than glad that you enjoyed this visit to Ogliastro and had a great experience at Il Cefalo. We are happy to know that you appreciated the food, the atmosphere and the care that our staff dedicated to you. Moreover,... More 

Milan, Italy
1 review
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

Had an amazing stay at the Hotel Il Cefalo. As a passionate traveller, I've been to quite a few nice hotels, so I am generally quite critical. But I must say that this was just perfect! Here's a more detailed feedback. Location: 5/5 The hotel is located in the center of Ogliastro Marina, a lovely little town in the heart... More 

Thank WonderlustLM
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Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

It was a lunch by the sea, the view was superb, the food was ok: we enjoyed the starters, the pasta was ok, nothing special. It is not cheap, compared to the food and the service we had. Worth to visit, especially for the location and the view.

Thank Giuseppe M
Adolfo d, Direttore at Hotel Ristorante Il Cefalo, responded to this review

Dear Giuseppe M, thank you very much for sharing your opinion about your experience at Il Cefalo. We are glad to know that you enjoyed the view and the landscape of our picturesque bay. Your comments about the main course have been shared with our chef who apologies if your expectations haven’t been fully satisfied. Regarding the service, we kindly... More 

San Diego, California
1 review
Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

I visit this beautiful small hotel Il Cefalo south of the Cilento Coast,on the bay of Ogliastro Marina SA. charming , very clean, the food is amazing. The dessert are out of this world. They treat you like family. You must stop.

Thank mydiego
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Reviewed 5 September 2015 via mobile

I enjoyed the place for one night and one dinner .... The stay on the hotel was gorgeous ...a terrace in front of the sea with peaceful courtyard .... Really I did not appreciate the dinner .... Wonderfully the taste but expensive the bill. Really suggested but take a look at the prices.

Thank FruggieroFabio
Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 7 April 2015 via mobile

We strolled in on a weekday and we were the only couple there- we dined by the window and enjoyed the splendid ocean view. This is a very scenic area, just steps away from a historic Catholic chapel and a lovely piazza flanked by pine trees. The octopus appetizer was prepared well with potatoes and herbs. My fried fish melody... More 

Thank Marigatta
Potenza, Italy
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Reviewed 27 April 2014

Our group of five went here for dinner on a Tuesday. We had a table by the window and could watch the sea. Our waiter was friendly and knowledgeable about the dishes. We had an assortment of primi and secondi. All were very good with a good presentation. There was a good local wine selection and a choice of desserts.... More 

Thank BrunoAP
1 review
Reviewed 19 July 2013

The food was absolutely beautiful, every single dish was mouthwatering. The service was perfect, the staff were kind and helpful straight from arrival. I ate at this fantastic restaurant numerous of times and would not hesitate to eat here again. Special mention about the buffalo mozzarella and tantalizing tomatoes, they truly enhanced my experience!!!!

Thank acannone1993

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:00
00:00 - 23:00
00:00 - 23:00
00:00 - 23:00
00:00 - 23:00
00:00 - 23:00
00:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Monsignor Pietro Passaro | Ogliastro Marina, 84048 Ogliastro Marina, Castellabate, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Campania  >  Province of Salerno  >  Castellabate  >  Ogliastro Marina
  • Phone Number: 0974963019
The 10-room hotel called Il Cefalo that you experience today represents a family story that not many proprietors can tell. How many people do you know who were actually born in a room that used to be called the kitchen? Fifty-four years ago, Signore Luigi was a simple fisherman who lived and worked in this area of Cilento Coast as he and his wife, Signora Italia, raised their young family. Today you appreciate how far the roots of providing outstanding food and accomodation service have spread. Accomodation All guest rooms are located on the second floor where either a large terrace or smaller individual terraces allow for a commanding view of the breathtaking Bay of Ogliastro. Each guest room has a ceiling fan as well as air conditioning and heat, wifi and a private bathroom with hair dryer. Included in the price of the room is a full American breakfast. Dry cleaning services can be arranged through the Concierge. Restaurant Lunch and dinner are available to both guests and daily visitorsto the area. The cousine of seafood is caught locally and prepared freshly every day by the talented and creative wife of the proprietor. Meals are served either inside or on the terrace.

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