Maccus

Address: Largo S. Maria Maggiore 1-3, Amalfi, 84011, Italy
Telephone: 089 873685

- Expensive

4.3

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
4.6
90%
Service
4.4
90%
Food and drink
4.6
90%
Value for money
4.4
90%
Ambience
4.4
90%
Location
4.5
90%

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.

Recommended for

  • Business travellers
  • Couples
  • Families with teenagers
  • Foodies
  • Singles
  • Relaxation
  • Romance

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