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“Amazing food. Amazing service. AMAZING limoncello!!”
Review of Il Rifugio - CLOSED

Il Rifugio
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$11 - US$57
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Il Rifugio Restaurant, near Positano, Amalfi Coast, Sorrento Peninsula and Massa Lubrense with Sant'Agata sui due Golfi, offers the opportunity to taste the typical dishes of the Mediterranean cuisine made of local products but at the same time with an international touch.
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

We were doing a bike ride from Sorrento to Positano and found this place on our way. We're so glad we stopped. Antonino was very warm and welcoming. He gave us a place to put our bikes and offered us water right away. We then proceeded to consume the BEST tuna tartare we've had on the Amalfi coast yet!! He mixes it with kiwi which is an incredible combination! We had the wild boar ragu pasta which was also absolutely delicious! We sampled some cakes, the lemon one was my favorite. We finished off our lovely lunch with a perfect pour of ice cold homemade limoncello. The inside of the restaurant is filled with really cool old black and white family photos and of famous Italians. There is also a nice party room/second dining room in the back. We kept his card and will be staying in touch when he visits the states. Bellisimo!!!

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank 505jillg
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Reviewed 17 July 2017

Il Rifugio was our first stop when we arrived to Campania, and we were blown away by Antonino's hospitality and amazing service. He welcomed us with two complementary glasses of prosecco and later wine when we mentioned that we are celebrating our daughter's first birthday, great lunch, complementary cookies, and even gave us a complementary bottle of wine for us to enjoy when she goes to bed that evening :) He made wonderful suggestions regarding local beaches and sights. He was super friendly to our 1 year old who was fussy with her meal. I could go on and on... Needless to say that we came over to spend two more dinners at Il Rifigio with our extended family, and everyone enjoyed the dinner/food, the atmosphere and the service. They even picked us up and drove us back as we couldn't all fit into one car... I highly recommend this restaurant.

Date of visit: July 2017
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Thank Marina D
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Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

We were staying in a villa just down the road from here and stumbled upon this restaurant as we walked by. The service is friendly and the atmosphere is great. Its not overrun by tourist which is also a plus. The waiter suggested we all share the seafood platter appie and the flavors were phenomenal. Dinner for all four of us was only about 150 euro including drinks! Definitely give this place a try.

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank bigbangbarlow
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Reviewed 24 June 2017

Unfortunately we believe the chef has just changed and the food was not as expected. The owner very kindly collected us from our hotel and took us back after the meal. However, could not say that the long drive was worth it. Very disappointed. The staff were lovely as was the owner, but the food did not live up to expectations

Date of visit: June 2017
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Thank margaret1parker
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Antonino R, Proprietario at Il Rifugio, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2017

Dear Margaret,
we feel sorry for you. Maybe, you came here in a particular day, but this is our problem. Nevertheless your review is a stimulus to do best. We'd love to have you come back to satisfy your expectations. Thank you so much!

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Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

I don't usually go to the trouble of posting reviews but on this occasion I just can't help it. The food and the service were truly outstanding.

The tuna tartare was fresh and perfectly prepared, and the other starters were pretty much faultless.

For the main course I had the steak in a potato crust which was cooked perfectly to medium rare, as requested, and was absolutely melt in the mouth.

The outstanding food was only made better by the polite, friendly and attentive service of the staff. All garnished with a complimentary glass of prossecco, home made chocolate and limoncello.

As if the evening couldn't get better, the owner even gave us a lift back to our hotel.

Genuinely can't recommend this restaurant enough.

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank PetejayW
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Antonino R, Proprietario at Il Rifugio, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2017

Dear PetejayW,
we're so glad to read your review that is very detailed, so it's the proof of our commitment to customer satisfaction. There's no greater satisfaction than customer satisfation! See you soon, you're welcome!

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