Osteria Il Pontile

Price guide: Mid-range

Via S. Giovanni a Mare 25, Minori, 84010

Price guide: Mid-range

Spaghetti with shellfood

By Jan Fuscoe, your Amalfi Coast expert

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

Expert review of Osteria Il Pontile

This is Minori's best little trattoria.

This is a little gem of a restaurant where you can eat fresh fish, listen to Paolo Conti and admire the beautiful tile-work.

Food and drink: 

The menu covers plenty of pasta for primi (first courses), and secondi (mains) are mainly fish with a few chicken dishes. Being a chilli nut, on a recent visit I chose a fabulous quadretti ripieni di pesce (pasta parcels filled with fish) with a chilli kick, rather than the pappardelle all'astice (pasta ribbons with lobster) and wasn't disappointed (but how could I know if the lobster wasn't amazing too? Mental note to have that next time). 

Ambience: 

Il Pontile (the 'wharf') is a special little place that manages to be a traditional trattoria but with a rather more contemporary vibe, thanks to the lovely handmade wall tiles that were made by Marco Fusco, a designer whose workshop is just up the road (at Via Roma 30), so if you like them enough… The soundtrack was also a clever combination of traditional and contemporary, and I listened to Paolo Conti interspersed with Frank Sinatra and Amy Winehouse. 

Service: 

It's solicitous and welcoming.

Location: 

It's just off Via Roma, close to the waterfront and minutes from the piazza where Santa Trofimena stands.

Price advice: 

The prices are remarkably fair for such fine cooking: pasta dishes are around 11 euros to 18 euros, while a main of, say, chicken with Amalfi lemon is only 10 euros, so lunch, with a glass of wine and some water would cost around 25-30 euros.

More information on Osteria Il Pontile:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
Italian
Address:
Via S. Giovanni a Mare 25, Minori, 84010
Telephone:
089 877 110
Website:
http://www.osteriailpontile.it
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Mon-Sat noon-3pm, 7-11pm. Closed Sundays.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Essential at peak times

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