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“Good Food and Good Value at Trattoria Napolitana Vespoli”

Trattoria Napolitana Vespoli
Ranked #42 of 708 Restaurants in Mar del Plata
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 3 March 2016

We were looking for an Italian restaurant for dinner last night and based on Trip Advisor reviews, decided to go to the Trattoria Napolitana Vespoli. We arrived after 8PM but there was only one other couple in the restaurant - it did fill up by 9PM. Like several of the other reviewers, were were the only English speaking people in the restaurant. We had a little trouble ordering but we worked it out.

The food was very good and the portions were large. If we had known how big the portions were, we would have ordered only one meal. Of of respect for the chef, I felt I had to eat all of my meal but there was just too much food :-). My wife, the more sensible one, ate only about half of her dinner.

The service was okay - had it been more attentive, I would have given the restaurant five stars.

In addition to the food being very good, it was not expensive - and it would have cost even less if we had spit a portion which we could have easily done!

Our hotel is near the Plaza de las Americas and it was a bit of a walk to get to the restaurant but it was nice walking through the streets. I especially was glad for the walk on the way back because I had overeaten!

FYI, on the bill there was a 25 peso charge per person for "cubierto". We looked it up and "cubierto" means cover charge. We did not see it mentioned on the menu - but I am sure it was there! It was not a lot of money but I mention it in case you go and question the charge.

p.s. I had at the polo a la portugese and recommend it!

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Thank Tom1021
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Reviewed 28 January 2016

This restaurant is worth the trip to Mar del Plata. The service is excellent, atmosphere is like a Naples trattoria and the sorrentinos are absolutely superb. It is clearly popular with the locals and the many Argentinian tourists. We were the only English speakers on the night and the owner came and had a chat with us and made excellent recommendations. We had an eggplant entree that was delicious and then had a mix of sorrentinos. We were in Mar del Plata for the rugby sevens and it turned out that the owner was involved in rugby in Mar del Plata so we enjoyed a chat about the local rugby scene. I would highly recommend this restaurant. We got in without a booking but to be sure - make one.

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Thank tiel
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Reviewed 2 January 2016

what a great find this is..... it is a local place been there like 43 years and you could walk or drive by and not even see it.... but wow... the pasta is out of this world.... looks like everything is amazing homemade real classic pasta place.... i will return...often!! gets very crowded... they do take reservations and they are open for lunch and dinner ....

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Thank stevebagman
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Reviewed 26 November 2015

There's a simple reason why I'm the 1st reviewer in English! Only the smart locals & Argentines seem to know about Vespoli. If it wasn't for an Argentine relative, we would have never seen it, as it's away from the tourist area. But it was well worth the 30 minute walk from our Dos Reyes Hotel. I had Spaghetti with meat sauce at 120p, my wife the Caneloni at 125p & we shared a salad at 60p. Cubierto(silverware charge 20p each. Homemade pasta at it's best! No white table clothes or cloth napkins, just a feeling of eating with many families in Italy. We will return next trip to try more of their dishes and excellent service!

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