La Terrazza

Price guide: Expensive

Hotel Excelsior, Via Partenope 48, Naples, 80121

Price guide: Expensive

La Terrazza

By Jan Fuscoe, your Naples expert

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#1 of 10
expert-rated restaurants in Naples
Expert overall rating:4.5 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.5
4.5
Ambience:
4.5
4.5
Service:
4.6
4.6
Location:
4.8
4.8
Value for money:
4.5
4.5
Recommended for:
Business travellers, Couples, Foodies, Honeymooners, Mature travellers, Great views / scenery, Romance, Special occasions

Expert review of La Terrazza

Enjoy Vesuvius views and high-end dining at Naples' Excelsior.

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. 

Food and drink: 

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.

Ambience: 

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). 

Service: 

The staff are smart and smiley. 

Location: 

Its location can't be bettered - on the top floor of the Hotel Excelsior Naples

Price advice: 

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:
Expensive
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
Italian, Seafood
Address:
Hotel Excelsior, Via Partenope 48, Naples, 80121
Telephone:
081 764 0111
Website:
http://www.excelsior.it
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Mon-Sat 1-3pm, 7.30-11pm. Closed Sundays.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Essential at peak times
Free tags / Keywords:
Al fresco

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