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La Tavernetta

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Via Fiume 57 | Piazza Saint Bon Sotto la "Stazione Centrale", 19122, La Spezia, Italy
+39 320 955 5999
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:30
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Tue - Sun 11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:30
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Warwick, Australia
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66 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stopped in here and sat in the outside area and had lovely pasta for lunch,. Highly recommend it as it is a great place to sit and watch the passersby as well.

Thank MSTwo
Dunedin, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Below average food. Bad service. Went there on way home from the train station one early evening (around 5:30), there was only one other couple eating when we arrived. After ordering we waited about 45-1hour for food to arrive, ridiculous amount of time when so quiet. Out of 3 dishes ordered we had to send 2 back because the meat... More 

Thank sneakyturtle
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

It was really bad service. We were waiting for our food for more then 1 hour. After we complained they said it is a lot of people to serve. They really don't have any system to put food out. Some people that came 30 minutes later got food faster then we did!!! The food we ordered was bad and Tagliata... More 

Thank Primoz K
Wijk bij Duurstede, The Netherlands
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106 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

This was the only restaurant we found on our walk from the harbour to the station that was open for diner at 18:30. I know, Italian restaurants open late. We had a spaghetti carbonara, which was not bad but also not the best we ever had. The dessert was a tiramisu, this was a very nice one. The servants are... More 

Thank Eddy J
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

The pizza and calzone was amazing. Must say one of the best I had. The lasagna was a surprise, from what I have in the UK, it is layers of lasagna sheets with bolognese sauce; we got served a lasagna flat across the plate but taste quite yummy (shame I forgot to take a picture). Also the tiramisu tasted quite... More 

Thank amuro206
New York City, New York
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately I do not have much praise for La Tavernetta. While the food was middle of the road Italian, the service is really where this restaurant fell flat on its face. It is one of the places that knows you probably won't return for a second time so they do not feel as though they need to put their best... More 

Thank Matthew K
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

After visiting Cinque Terre we divide to have dinner around the apartment we were staying in La Spezia. By unluck we find this restaurant open and decide to walk in. The service was nice but the food took forever to arrive and it was tasteless. For sure we are not coming back.

Thank Regina E
Gothenburg, Sweden
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Terrible service (friendly but ignorant) and the pizza was horrible. Don't settle for this place when there are nicer restaurants further along

Thank melissa b
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

We came there for our first evening in La Spezia, we got greeted by the manager very nicely, got served properly by his waiters. We always had an eye on us even the terrace was quite full. Food was really good and the portions big enough. The manager offered 3 limencelo at the end ! He Definitely has some great... More 

Thank Xavier G
Schomberg, Ontario
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61 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

This restaurant has this enormous "buffet" sign with a fabulous picture that lured us there. (i'm hoping I can attach it). The minute we sat down at the patio table, the waitress put three bowls of plain yogurt, three bowls of corn flakes and three bowls of canned fruit salad. I pointed at the huge sign on the wall, because... More 

Thank scooby5199

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$37
Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:30
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:30
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:30
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:30
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:30
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Fiume 57 | Piazza Saint Bon Sotto la "Stazione Centrale", 19122, La Spezia, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Province of La Spezia  >  La Spezia
  • Phone Number: +39 320 955 5999
From appetizers to seafood served with fresh vegetables first, our chef offers traditional dishes of Liguria and Tuscany made with inventiveness and creativity.

From our kitchen dishes out meat (Florentine and cut) and fish (spaghetti sauce muscles of the spice plantations, baked fish like sea bream and sea bass caught exclusively in the Gulf of La Spezia, mixed with fried anchovies of Monterosso) , vegetables and legumes (linguine "Gulf of Poets", trofie pesto with potatoes and green beans, mesciua).

We choose ingredients, always fresh, chosen to ensure fully enjoy the taste of the good products of Liguria.

Serve it with wine accompanying each dish suitable: from the cellars of Tuscany and Liguria choose Chianti, Brunello and Rosso di Montalcino wines, Vermentino from Liguria and t

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?