Nerano....food heaven..... warm and friendly .... pure delight.
In April, while visiting my niece, who moved from Scotland, with her family this year, to Nerano we popped into Villarena Ristorante for dinner. There had been a thunderstorm and the restaurant was therefore quiet. The owner brightened the evening though with his very warm welcome. He chatted away to all of us in perfect English and delighted my niece by addressing her in Italian,,,,,,she has become quite fluent already. There was no menu, which we found strange, but soon understood that the menu changes constantly as it is based on whatever fresh produce they have. I'm sure he could have rustled up anything we requested. We started our meal with a selection of vegetable, cheese, egg and ham based dishes. My very favourite was the ham and egg pastry which was light, tasty and, on such a miserable evening, reminded me of the one my mum used to make. Afterwards there was gnocci, pasta with shellfish, tiramasu for dessert and finally Limoncello. All very reasonably priced and well worth the visit. Also worth a mention, are the boat trips to Capri, Amalfi and Positano which leave from the Marina Del Cantone.
Saturday 28 May 2016Trip Advisor User
Having to drag ourselves away from Casale Villarina this morning, moving on to Sorrento. We have had a lovely stay thanks to wonderful hosts who make you feel right at home. Quirky and interesting apartments, with everything you could need. Wonderful for families especially. Food just divine. No menu, just what is locally fresh beautifully cooked and served. We would certainly be back when in this area.
Saturday 23 April 2016Anne
...alles rundum stimmig und einfach schön!
...ich wollte da nicht hin! Aber mein lieber großer Schatz hat es mal wieder geschafft. Ab an die Amalfiküste. Unser Zu Hause sollte das Casale Villarena sein - weitestgehendst gelobt auf dieser Plattform. Und das kann ich sehr gerne bestätigen: sehr gute Lage, man kommt gut weg in alle Richtungen, tolle Aussicht, runter zum Wasser und guten Lokalen ist es auch nicht weit mit dem Auto. Allerdings zur Hochsaison könnte das mit dem Parken am Wasser schwierig werden. Aber im Hotel alles entspannt, extrem freundlich und angenehm. Zimmer sehr gepflegt. Unbedingt zu erwähnen ist der Chef des Hauses mit samt seinen tollen Mitarbeitern. Und ganz besonders die Küche. Jeden Abend haben wir ganz besondere Küche erhalten - Danke!
Friday 25 March 2016Stephan Rainer
Amazing journey of Amalfi with Quality Travel Solutions
Casale Villarena is a special place. So special that it is hard to share a review, because I want it to be a hidden gem. This place has it all. The property is beautiful, well maintained and historic. The town is quaint. The staff is superb. You leave there with new family members you didn't know you had. The offerings are great and many. There are cooking classes, wine classes, theme nights, hikes to Jeranto Bay, trips to Capri, Pompeii, etc... I went with Quality Travel Solutions who does this particular trip so well. Don Caparella of travel solutions and Guglielmo made a great team in making this a dream vacation. You can't go wrong. This place is magical.
Tuesday 08 March 2016Trip Advisor User
There is no way to describe how beautiful Casale Villarena is. The views are splendid and the owner, the staff, all take care of your every need. Our stay was perfect. You feel like family. The food is wonderful and I miss Guillermo. He was so warm and friendly. I hope to return soon.
Thursday 11 February 2016Trip Advisor User
Wine and Cheese Tasting in Casale Cellar
This was my 2nd time staying at Casale Villarena...and it was like going home to visit family! The owner, Guglielmo, his manager, Mariateresa and the entire staff are incredible!! They manage to make their guests feel like long-time friends and they make it easy to return, time and time again! On this trip (September 2015) and the previous one (September 2013), my friends and I were invited to the Casale Cellar to enjoy and learn about the various wines and cheeses from the region. Gugliemo is very passionate and knowledgeable and provided us with amazing wines and accoutrements pairings. He is very specific about the flavors that pair well with each of the wines and even brought in a living plant from Mt. Vesuvius so that we could taste the special flavor from this unique tomato. The tasting begins with whites, including the wonderful, Falanghina from the Campania region, various delicious reds and of course, prosecco! Of our 7 nights and various dining settings throughout, this was absolutely one of my favorite! What an elegant and special evening this was for all of us!! If/when you visit Casale Villarena, be sure to make the time for this evening in the cellar with "G". You will NOT regret it!
Tuesday 20 October 2015Linda Owens
sehr schöne Anlage, historisch geprägte Bausubstanz, aber sehr liebevoll gestalteter Gesamtkomplex und geschmackvoll eingerichtete Zimmer mit einem atemberaubenden Ausblick auf das Thyrrenische Meer. Gute Parkplätze, aber auch Wandermöglichkeiten, Zwar viele Treppen und steile Anstiege, aber man muss danach zuhause nicht sofort wieder in das Fitness-Zentrum. Kompetentes und sehr freundliches Personal, toller Gasgeber Guglielmo. Gute Menueangebote, Erlebnistouren. Ein Geheimtip. Wir kommen auf jeden Fall wieder.
Sunday 18 October 2015Wilhelm Schuenemann
Peter und Conny
Wir haben uns mit unseren Freunden sehr wohl gefühlt. Ruhige Lage direkt nebem der Kirche. Zimmer freundlich eingerichtet und sauber. Service sehr zuvorkommend und immer hilfsbereit. Restaurant mit guter Küche und wechselnden Aktivitäten am Abend.
Monday 12 October 2015Peter & Conny Knap
Familiär, gepflegt, entspannen - gerne wieder
Liebevoll und artgerecht restaurierte Anlage, mit alten, restaurierten Möbeln hübsch eingerichtete Appartments. Sehr gepflegte Außenanlage mit kleinem Pool unter Zitronenbäumen. Ausgezeichneter, familärer Service. Hanglage mit vielen Treppen, aber dadurch wunderbare Aussicht. Sehr empfehlenswert für den, der es individuell und familiär mag.
Sunday 11 October 2015Thomas & Anita
This is a magnificent property in the heart of Nerano and just a short distance away from the beachside Marina del Cantone A great location miles away from the hustle & bustle set in beautiful countryside With exceptional service headed up by the wonderful Mariateresa I would highly recommend this place for anyone wishing to get away from it all The food was exceptional set on a lovely covered terrace overlooking the Thyrranian Sea Simply stunning
Wednesday 07 October 2015Trip Advisor Member