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Fondaco del Vecchio Glicine

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$$ - $$$
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Via delle Vecchie Mura 8, 16043 Chiavari, Italy
+39 0185 301421
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New Haven, Connecticut
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316 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

I was amazed to see how few reviews this place gets. Food is very good (especially the lobsters). Reasonably priced, with good wine selection, rich menu, and a lovely veranda, this hidden jewel offers a very relaxing and enjoyable dining experience. Service is a bit slow, but friendly. I also love the location, which allows for some walking in the... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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316 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2013 via mobile

Small mediterranean lobsters, juicy, delicate. You can have them in 2 ways and probably should try both. Onions, delicate salads, vinegar. All adds to the flavor, magically. Easy to eat, not messy. Memorable. also, i tried seafood salad appetizer in more than 50 places in this area and the one they serve here is certainly in top 3. Excellent white... More 

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Lahaina, Hawaii
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2012

Unfortunately we got lost on the way to the restaurant (don't rely on GPS!) and missed the infamous lobster. However we had a wonderful experience in the charming, simple restaurant. The fresh pasta was incredible as well as the other assorted seafood dishes. I also commend our waiter for his patience with a group of four who spoke no more... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2012

Not that easy to find mediterranean lobsters in the neighbourhood as most of the restaurants serve imported ones. The sardinian lobster salad (catalana) is a must here. I would have also ordered a bigger lobster but was told they only deal with medium/small ones which I found strange. Anyhow, even though the place is simple and the service on the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Meals
Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via delle Vecchie Mura 8, 16043 Chiavari, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Chiavari
  • Phone Number: +39 0185 301421

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