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INSIDERMediterranean Romantic

Essencia Restaurant

9.4/10
483
Largo Santa Maria la Nova, 9, 80134 NaplesSee map

Average price €45

Valentine's Day menu €80

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MENU

Valentine's Day menu €80

This preset menu includes: Aperitivo + Appetizer + Secondo antipasto + Entrée + Secondo + PREDESSERT + Dessert

MICHELIN Guide selection

MICHELIN Guide's Point Of View

Once you come through the entrance with its open-view kitchen, you make your way to the first floor of this palazzo where the dining room overlooks a ...

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Restaurant menu

Last update: November 2022
Chef Dario Gallo
Average price €45
Capello d'Angelo
€30
Tartufo e Taratufo
Pasta mista
€17
Cozze, spuma di Fagioli e Vaniglia
Gnocchi
€19
Anguilla laccata in salsa teriyaki e aria di corbarino
Valentine's Day menu €80
This preset menu includes: Aperitivo + Appetizer + Secondo antipasto + Entrée + Secondo + PREDESSERT + Dessert

Dietary options

Gluten free, , Vegetarian dishes

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Reviews

9.4/10
Excellent483 reviews
9.3/10

Food

9.7/10

Service

9.1/10

Ambience

9-10

7-8

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  • Philipp S.
    Philipp S.

    January 6, 20232 reviews

    6.5/10

    It's an exquisite experience - the menu gets explained into detail - the understatement is lacking as does the taste palette of the chef. You wouldn't expect to get an aubergine that got literally burned and then smoked to hell and back again (although it was the best part of what we tried). Or to mess up a simple dessert with obnoxious amounts of vinegar. Servings are beautifully done. The are around is fun for party people. Vegetarians don't get enough of options. Non alcoholic beverage is coke.

  • Sapir L.
    Sapir L.

    December 29, 20222 reviews

    7/10

    Food was very good, service was good as well. Atmosphere is a bit lacking.

  • Anna G.
    Anna G.

    December 19, 20221 review

    10/10

    Fantastic food and service! Atmosphere in the restaurant is very pleasant, too - it doesnt feel posh, but you feel the class. Special thank you for singing happy birthday!

  • Matt C.
    Matt C.

    December 11, 20223 reviews

    10/10

    Our experience was excellent - we did the tasting menu and the dishes were well timed and each a joy. We also asked for a wine recommendation which paired perfectly. We are from San Francisco and the same quality dinner would have cost us 500+ easily. One heads up: all said and done it took around 3h30m, though it certainly didn’t feel it!

  • Andrea Z.
    Andrea Z.

    December 5, 20221 review

    10/10

    Amazing food and wonderful service. Everything was perfectly presented. The service was fantastic- perfectly timed and attentive when needed. I’d highly recommend it!

  • Sergi I.
    Sergi I.

    December 3, 20221 review

    10/10

    El menjar ha estat exquisit. Sobretot el Barat, una delicatesen. La cambrera ha estat molt simpàtica i ens ha ajudat amb tot el que hem necessitat.

  • Anna S.
    Anna S.

    November 19, 20221 review

    10/10

    We loved it. We chose the Essencia Menu and they interoduced it to be a night fillled with food as a at grandma's. The service was also great and gave us a great overview of each course.

  • Olivier J.
    Olivier J.

    October 16, 20221 review

    10/10

    Beautiful and delicious food - Perfect combination of flavours - the staff were super nice and helpful . A great and very unique experience - highly recommended!

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  • Keith G.
    Keith G.

    September 24, 20221 review

    10/10

    Place was faultless, tasting menu food along with wine was amazing, staff and service brilliant and a peaceful relaxing atmosphere from the busy streets

  • Dante B.
    Dante B.

    September 2, 20221 review

    10/10

    Originalità, ricerca e grande equilibrio. Servizio assai professionale. Spero venga riconosciuto questo impegno

  • Daniel O.
    Daniel O.

    August 26, 20221 review

    10/10

    Fantastic and delicious tasting experience. Beautiful wine recommendations. Funny and enjoyable interactions with the staff. Couldn't ask for more

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  • Walter D.
    Walter D.

    August 24, 20229 reviews

    9/10

    Staff very cordial and helpful. Amazing atmosphere and location.

  • Christian M.
    Christian M.

    August 11, 20221 review

    8.5/10

    Friendly, knowledgeable, and very welcoming staff, great wine, and we very much enjoyed the tasting menu. We would recommend to visit if you're in the area.

  • Walter F.
    Walter F.

    August 11, 20223 reviews

    9.5/10

    There is nothing to complain, the service is flawless, the food is great, the wine is great also and the price is fair. However, Natalia should be a bit more flexible in pricing the wine I wanted to take home with me...

  • Ville H.
    Ville H.

    July 27, 20229 reviews

    7.5/10

    Very thoughtful and professional service compensated for the imaginative but non-impressing courses. There was missing a balance of tastes, some dishes were too mild while one was too salty and could not be finished by us (service in this case was very good, as was throughout the dinner - special thanks to our waitress). The wine recommendations were delightfully accurate, enjoyed that. The restaurant was beautiful but sadly the room temperature was too high, taking just a bit away from the ambience. Hopefully will return to Michelin guide recommendation level, I would currently not recommend this restaurant.

  • Mark E.
    Mark E.

    July 24, 20222 reviews

    10/10

    What a fantastic discovery. We had a wonderful dinner at Essencia. Highly recommended.

  • Dara B.
    Dara B.

    July 11, 20221 review

    6/10

    The atmosphere is very cosy, romantic and beautiful however it was very warm. I think the AC was not working. Anyways i was sweating the whole time. The menu which was online. Very bad quality hosted on a cheap website. Very difficult to read. The proseco astro very nice, with a fruity taste. The bread was good with a special curray bread which was tasty The eggplant was tasty, not very special though but the parmesan cream was a very good combination The Salomon with cream fresh was delicious The risotto was okay a little sour but very well salted The fish was lacking salt. Didn’t really enjoy that dish. We got a cheese tasting plate. With 4 small different types of cheese. I didn’t understand why would this be considered a meal ? I can buy my own cheese and eat it home. No need for a restaurant chef to put it on a plate for me. The sorbet tasted good with a combination of different flavours. The last desert was a chocolate cake with chocolate sorbet and jam. Which was definitely okey. Nothing very special. The service was very good. The woman who served us was very nice and friendly.

  • Vera Maria R.
    Vera Maria R.

    July 10, 202216 reviews

    10/10

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  • Fay S.
    Fay S.

    July 8, 20222 reviews

    7.5/10

    Did the tasting menu but wished I had ordered a la carte. The dishes were mostly heavy and overhanded with too many different flavors and quite salty, not enhancing the main ingredient, but distracting from it. I wanted to try some of the fish dishes in particular, but one of the mains was a deer dumpling with au jus which felt very heavy for a summer dinner. The dessert was almost inedible - crumbling deep dark chocolate cake. Overall, I would go for the a la carte.

  • Robert B.
    Robert B.

    July 6, 20222 reviews

    8.5/10

    Small restaurant with limited menu but food was excellent (and different from other restaurants that we visited) and the staff were great. Good decor and a good wine list.

More information

Opening time
Open today

Monday
07:45 PM - 09:45 PM
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
07:30 PM - 09:45 PM
Thursday
07:30 PM - 09:45 PM
Friday
07:30 PM - 09:45 PM
Saturday
07:30 PM - 09:45 PM
Sunday
07:30 PM - 09:45 PM

How to get to the restaurant

Largo Santa Maria la Nova, 9, 80134, Naples, Italy

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