Hotel Excelsior, Via Partenope 48, Naples, 80121
- Recommended for:
- Business travellers, Couples, Foodies, Honeymooners, Mature travellers, Great views / scenery, Romance, Special occasions
Expert review of La Terrazza
La Terrazza is the perfect place for celebratory dining. The food, with a strong emphais on seafood, is excellent, the service is lovely and the location is unbeatable -overlooking the Bay of Naples with Vesuvius in the background.
The difficulty will be deciding which of the delicious sounding dishes to choose, from millefeuille (layers of pastry) interspersed with monkish and baby spinach in a Moscato sauce to seared sesame crusted tuna with crispy vegetables with apple and citrus sauce. Then pasta with red scorpion fish and chilli or trofie pasta with clams and mint-scented pumpkin. And for secondi, try the châteaubriand with Béarnaise sauce or the mullet with pistachio, potato and pepper zabaglione (a creamy egg-based custard). Thankfully the chef knows his business and whatever you choose will only enhance your experience here.
This is a classy hotel but, thankfully, the restaurant is smart but not overly formal (though jackets for men are requested and jeans and trainers, though not banned, wouldn't be overly welcome). It has an atmosphere of celebration simply because it's impossible to look out over the bay and not feel happy to be alive (and happier that you're sitting where you are).
The staff are smart and smiley.
Its location can't be bettered - on the top floor of the Hotel Excelsior Naples.
It's not cheap of course. Even the antipasti cost around 15 euros but if you were careful you could escape with paying around 60 euros a head.
More information on La Terrazza:
- Price guide:
- Italian, Seafood
- Hotel Excelsior, Via Partenope 48, Naples, 80121
- 081 764 0111
- Lunch, Dinner
- Opening times:
- Mon-Sat 1-3pm, 7.30-11pm. Closed Sundays.
- Accepts Credit Cards:
- Essential at peak times
- Free tags / Keywords:
- Al fresco