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Decorated in maritime - style, this restaurant is literally perched on the cliff (one of its walls is actually rock). The views from its upper terrace ...
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Locale in stile marina aggrappato alla scogliera a picco sul mare Una zona privè ricavata da una parete di roccia viva ,il dehors superiore ha una vista mozzafiato Cucina con piatti tipici rielaborati dallo chef monterossino DOC.partendo da ottimi prodotti sia di mare che di terra
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Healthy, Ligurian
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had high expectations of this restaurant. The website had a prefixe option for $35 which seemed impossible for a Michelin restaurant. It was. There was no prefixe menu. The view was stunning. The service was glacier. When the food did arrive in weird random...order, it was good, but not spectacularMore

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful restaurant, excellent service with very good wine recommendation. Extensive wine list, food preparation and flavour was outstanding. We had a truffle pasta and basil seafood risotto with tiramisu for dessert.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My favorite restaurant in the Cinque Terre. Stunning views, exceptional menu and service. Wonderful meal , thoughtful friendly staff. I ordered the pesto ravioli with walnuts and the tartare. The truffle tartare was the best I’ve ever had. Terrific wine recommendations and yummy cheesecake. We...will return!More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 6 April 2024 via mobile

We stumbled across this restaurant and we are so happy we did!! We sat at the table overlooking the water and it was the most incredible view. The food was great and the staff couldn’t have been more friendly and accommodating. One of our favorite...experiences of all time!More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 20 January 2024

Fabulous food and service - even though the electricity kept going off and a wave came through a window. I would recommend, but maybe not during a storm as it was hard to get in and out as the steps are against the cliff wall.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 11 October 2023

The dinner was okay, food was good but not exceptional and the service was fine. Was probably the fact our expectations were high going to a Michelin Star restaurant. Views are great.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 29 September 2023

This restaurant is by far the best in Monterosso, yes it’s nice to sit outside, however our choice is always inside, it is comfortable and very unique. The quality of food is what sets it apart from all its rivals, they use fresh ingredients, have...great tastes and are fair priced with friendly servers (unlike some others)! We eat here twice on this trip and both meals were great, the highlights were the octopus pasta (fantastic), spaghetti and anchovies (flavor some), duck with a wonderful sauce, the grilled fish and fillet fish were good too. Highly recommend you book way ahead, it does get busy every night and you can see why.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 18 September 2023

We had spent a family vacation in Italy for 2 weeks and had frequented numerous fine dining restaurants along with 3 Michelin star. This is by far the worst fine dining experience! Both the service and food are horrible! A fast food establishment is better!

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 13 September 2023 via mobile

Sooo much better than Torre Aurora next door! Silvia accepted our reservation well in advance and provided excellent service, beautiful food and outstanding value in a Michelin 2023 restaurant. Amazing atmosphere in the cliff face cave or above on the terrace. We enjoyed cuttlefish with...pea and mint, raw seafood medley and a pesto risotto. Local wine too at a great price. Outstanding. Our best European meal so far!! PS. Torre Aurora was so bad with their attitude we walked out after one drink!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 11 September 2023 via mobile

Best dinner in Monterosso! We choose the special menu with 5 dishes and it was fantastic! Very nice, professional and kindly service!

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 10 September 2023 via mobile

A truly Michelin experience: starting with service and ending with food, everything was amazing. I recommend to try their home menu which includes several food types. Also, duck with orange juice is something different comparing with other places.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 21 August 2023

Our hotel make a reservation here before we left the US. We enjoyed the risotto with shrimp, pasta with anchovies, pork tenderloin. They take credit cards.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 26 July 2023 via mobile

We enjoyed a delicious meal overlooking the sea. The service was some of the best we received our entire trip to Italy. Very attentive and knowledgeable server who was also very helpful in making sure my son had a safe meal due to.all of his...food allergies. Many fresh seafood dishes to choose from, prepared and served beautifully.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 22 July 2023 via mobile

Decent restaurant but nothing special. Food was ok and service friendly. We had several dishes and all were good average quality

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 21 July 2023

Located on a cliff with the most amazing views of the sea, and we had one of the best and most memorable meals of our trip here. They had several meat and seafood dishes that were gluten free, and happily offered basic pesto pasta for...my daughter who was not interested in the seafood. We all enjoyed our meals. We made reservations in advance to ensure an outside table with a view.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Yes it’s open. We were able to call on what’s app and they answered. We also stopped by and were able to get a table for lunch with out a reservation
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