Viva Lo Re

Neapolitan in Herculaneum (Ercolano)

Whether you're after an inspired meal or a simple glass of vino, this refined yet relaxed osteria (casual tavern) is a solid choice. The wine list is extensive and impressive, while the menu offers competent, produce-driven regional cooking with subtle modern twists. For an appetite-piquing overview, start with the multitaste antipasto Viva Lo Re.

The osteria lies 500m southeast of the Herculaneum ruins on Corso Resina; dubbed the Miglio d'Oro (Golden Mile) for its once glorious stretch of 18th-century villas.