Maccus

Price guide: Expensive

Largo S. Maria Maggiore 1-3, Amalfi, 84011

Price guide: Expensive

Maccus interior

By Jan Fuscoe, your Amalfi Coast expert

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#9 of 14
expert-rated restaurants in Amalfi Coast
Expert overall rating:4.3 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.6
4.6
Ambience:
4.4
4.4
Service:
4.4
4.4
Location:
4.5
4.5
Value for money:
4.4
4.4
Recommended for:
Business travellers, Couples, Families with teenagers, Foodies, Singles, Relaxation, Romance

Expert review of Maccus

Off Amalfi's beaten track, but worth beating a path to.

I found this place quite by accident while wandering around Amalfi's back streets, and I'm so glad I did. It's a real gem: stylish, with an interesting menu - thanks to talented chef Enza - as well as a few set menus, if you're just too busy to make a decision. 'Maccus' (the fool) was one of four characters appearing in the often bawdy 4th-century comic plays known as Atellana - but there's nothing remotely foolish about this operation.

Food and drink: 

The set menus are great if you're in hurry, but don't be… come ready to relax and enjoy the likes of octopus salad or linguine with a 'pesto' of anchovies, follow that up with the 'catch of the day' and then finish with some local cheeses. The wines are decent and well-priced.

Ambience: 

Mediterranean colours rule here: sunny yellow walls are decorated with book-lined shelves, mirrors and a few paintings, with simple wooden tables and chairs laid out with a paper bag full of bread, bottles of water and a glass of prosecco to get you started. It looks and feels really cosy and, thanks to the quality of the food, there's always a jolly atmosphere here.

Service: 

The staff are friendly but professional.

Location: 

Walk up the main street and take a right towards the Largo S. Maria Maggiore. You'll find Maccus straight ahead of you.

Price advice: 

With pastas starting at 7 euros, if you take it easy you can easily emerge having only spent around 35 euros, including wine, for two, but I'd recommend treating yourself to a few courses - you'll still emerge with a bill of less than 60 euros. 

Tables to book: 

The little piazza in front of the restaurant is laid out with tables. If it's a fine evening, grab one and make a night of it.

More information on Maccus:

Price guide:
Expensive
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
Italian
Address:
Largo S. Maria Maggiore 1-3, Amalfi, 84011
Telephone:
089 873685
Website:
http://www.maccusamalfi.it
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Tue-Sun noon-2.30pm, 7-10.30pm. Closed Mondays, and January and February.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Essential at peak times

Have you been to Maccus? Would you recommended it?