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Ristorante San Giovanni

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via S. Maria - Fraz. Pontone, 84010 Scala, Italy
+39 089 872582
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Leawood, Kansas
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Small, quaint, restaurant overlooking the village. Many locals were having their Sunday afternoon dinner. We were a party of six and had very good service. My wife had the Margarita pizza and I had the Linguine Vongole. Both dishes were excellent. Everything made to order and very fresh. The local wine, Aglianico, was very smooth and complemented the food nicely.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We stopped here for lunch and had one of the best Pizzas of our stay in Italy. Maybe it was the spectacular view, maybe the friendly staff, or maybe the delightful smells, but the Pizza was great. Hard to find but worth the try.

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Thank DaleD12023
Glasgow
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202 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We always make a beeline for this restaurant on returning to the Amalfi coast, and it never disappoints. The view is just stunning - try to get a table immediately overlooking it (you may need to get in relatively early on a Sunday). It's also a welcome stop when walking down from Scala or across from Ravello. Or even up... More 

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Devon England
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146 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We have visited this restaurant on many occassions and never been disappointed. We have just returned from two weeks staying in the Grand Hotel Excelsior above Amalfi and had 2 lunches in san Giovanni's. The Antipasta della casa is a wonderful mixture of different flavours with; meats, cheeses, roasted vegetables and croqueted potatoes. Peppered mussels with salad fantasia very very... More 

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Thank burtoncle
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Walked from Scala up to Minuta and then down the steep steps to Pontone. Found this restaurant, Pizzas are amazing. Well worth the walk. All washed down with a bottle of Red Wine.

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Thank Steve C
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Went there for lunch really nice staff. Excellent location to look out the terrace is really nice. Pizza was beautiful and very filling. I imagine would be really nice dinner place too

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San Diego
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Our drive Catello from Sorrento Silverstar Tours took us to this restaurant for lunch during a day long tour of Positano, Ravello and Amalfi. We arrived late and the place was almost empty and very quiet. Beautiful views from the outdoor covered patio. Our waiter (probably the owner) told us the pizzas were personal size. NOT! They were easily 12... More 

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Dorset
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500 reviews
376 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 307 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Spotted the terrace of this place from the road below. Actually 2 separate restaurants – the main in the street and then the covered terrace overlooking the Valley of the Ferriere, across to Ravello and beyond to the sea. We had a simple lunch of a two main courses (pasta and pizza) and two drinks all for under €40. The... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Whilst staying in Scala Minute my family and I made the walk down to Pontone and found Ristorante San Giovanni. It was a long walk back (over 400 steps) but worth it in my opinion (a few other family members may debate that given the state they were in half way back!) We all had a great pizza (possibly the... More 

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Thank AndyIUK
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20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Drove to Pontone as heard about the restaurant. Unfortunatley it was closed when we arrived so went for a long walk to Valle delle Ferrier and came back when it was open at 7pm. Pizzas were probably the best we have had on our visit to Italy, beer nice and cold which was very welcome especially after a long hike... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: via S. Maria - Fraz. Pontone, 84010 Scala, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Campania  >  Amalfi Coast  >  Scala
  • Phone Number: +39 089 872582

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