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La Fornacella

Via IV Novembre, 90-92, Ercolano, Italy
+39 081 777 4861
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good41%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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“pizza” (14 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean
$$ - $$$
Via IV Novembre, 90-92, Ercolano, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Walking down from Ercolano station, we chanced on this restaurant (it looked closed but there were tables set out - the door is just closed to keep it cool inside - if there are tables out, it's open). What a brilliant find - it turned...More

Thank RenPatCat
Reviewed 25 May 2017

We stopped here for lunch, while we waited for the train - it's convenient for the station. The menu was only average - and they managed to get my partners order wrong - and it wasn't a language problem. It's an ok restaurant - neither...More

1  Thank PRSandELT
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Excellent fresh seafood in an unpretentious setting. Good service. Pizzas and much more. While supposedly unknown to tourists, it was in fact invaded mid meal by a large group of young Brits.

Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

We stopped here for a drink and lovely friendly service and food and drink a good price. We also stopped on the way back , great view to watch the town

Thank TheScubaDuo
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Once you've wandered around the ruins of Herculaneum and need fed and refreshed before the train or the next trip, this place is ideal. Clean, welcoming, plenty of choices but we went for the beer and bruschetta option at six euros - perfect.

Thank Colin M
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped here on out way to the ruins. They mostly serve pizza and fresh seafood/fish dishes (many daily specials). We chose spaghetti al vongole and gnocchi sorentina (good for the price but not memorable, with the latter being too salty). Service was efficient and...More

Thank LucyCarvalho
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Good food and service at reasonable prices. Wine list is small but good. The doughball apertivos are great.

Thank BoyceBob
Reviewed 26 September 2016

We saw this place while walking to the ruins of the Herculaneum and assumed it was a tourist trap. However, we were tired and hungry and our standards were low. That being said, this wound up being a pleasant surprise and we all wound up...More

Thank Elana_K
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

We needed some lunch after walking around Herculaneum and stopped here for pizza. I think the best we can say is we wished we hadn't. The pizza was soggy. It looked better than it tasted.

Thank hurricanekatrinarule
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

We stopped by afterva trip to Vesuvius, the Gnocchi was excellent! My fiancée had a panini which was fresh, made with pizza dough and very tasty. The staff were very friendly. We used a 10% discount voucher acquired from the shuttle bus office which made...More

Thank Matthew K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via IV Novembre, 90-92, Ercolano, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Campania  >  Province of Naples  >  Ercolano
  • Phone Number: +39 081 777 4861
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