Trattoria San Ferdinando

Price guide: Mid-range

Via Nardones 117, Naples, 80132

Price guide: Mid-range

Trattoria San Ferdinando

By Jan Fuscoe, your Naples expert

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#3 of 10
expert-rated restaurants in Naples
Expert overall rating:4.5 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.6
4.6
Ambience:
4.4
4.4
Service:
4.4
4.4
Location:
4.2
4.2
Value for money:
4.5
4.5
Recommended for:
Business travellers, Couples, Families with younger children, Foodies, Relaxation

Expert review of Trattoria San Ferdinando

This is an excellent family-run trattoria in Royal Naples.

It's best to get here promptly if you're coming for lunch; by 1pm all the tables (and there are only around 10) will be taken up by couples, business folk, families and all those who know that you'll get some of the finest cooking around.

Food and drink: 

The menu is short and, for lunch, you'll probably only be looking at the primi (first courses) which might include a risotto (expect to wait around 20 minutes for this as it's made from scratch), pasta with meatballs, or with melanzane e mozzarella (aubergine and mozzarella). My favourite contorni (vegetables) are the friarelli - a local green vegetable that looks like sprouting broccoli (and is a brassica) but has a taste all of its own. Delicious. The local wine is absolutely fine so don't hesitate to order a quarto of red or white.

Ambience: 

It's akin to an old-school trattoria: the bright yellow walls are covered in knick-knacks, photos and paintings and the tables, with checked tablecloths, are always full of locals.

Service: 

The service can be brisk at busy times but, conversely, very relaxed once things quieten down again.

Location: 

It's just off the Via Toledo, close to Palazzo Reale and Teatro San Carlo.

Price advice: 

Prices are very reasonable for the quality of the food: expect to pay around 30 euros for a couple of courses and wine, but if you're just after a plate of pasta you can eat for less than 10 euros each. 

More information on Trattoria San Ferdinando:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
Italian
Address:
Via Nardones 117, Naples, 80132
Telephone:
081 421 964
Website:
http://www.trattoriasanferdinando.net
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Wed-Fri 12.30pm-3.30pm, 7.30-11.30pm, Mon-Tue, Sat 12.30-3.30pm. Closed Sundays and for three weeks in August.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Essential at peak times

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