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Isola Palmaria, Porto Venere, Italy
+39 0187 792370
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West Newton, MA USA
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

You have to take a small boat from the harbor over the restaurant which was great. The restaurant setting is fantastic. But - we found the food to be good - but nothing fantastic. Several of the menu items were not available, which was disappointing

Thank David E
Dartmouth, Canada
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

On a lovely September morning, we took the ferry from Portovenere to Palmaria and hiked for several hours up and down the hills. We were excited to find a restaurant at the bottom just as we were ready to stop for lunch. The view is amazing, overlooking the water and Portovenere. The menu has local dishes with lots of fish... More 

Thank Nancy H
Denver, Colorado
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The restaurant is across the bay from Portovenere, and customers are picked up by private launch. Restaurant itself is very nice, very "family-ish", with hearty local dishes. I had the local catch (a sea bream that day), my wife had an amazingly fully stocked shrimp and lobster meat salad. Bream was average, the shellfish salad outstanding. Local wines are featured,... More 

Thank caseyscott1
New York City
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147 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Located on Isola Palmaria, the experience starts the minute you board the old style wooden Riva boat at the Porto Venere jetty. The restaurant itself offers wonderful views of Porto Venere and the fish is fresh and plentiful. We enjoyed the local mussels and the branzino. The fresh pasta with the classic Ligurian pesto sauce is also worth a try.... More 

Thank Janet A
Chicago, Illinois
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by the concierge and sounded exciting. A boat comes to pick you up, takes to the island across and giving you a great view of Porovenere. And that's the only thing the restaurant was for. As we reached there with great expectations, we were some what disappointed as it had a bad odor of dead fish.... More 

Thank RajeevNagpal
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108 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

The wooden boat takes you noisily to the restaurant, the terrace offers a great view over to Portovenere. The waiters are charming but struggling a bit with English. - we had a bit if trouble finding out that cotella was Tarquina ie turkey... The food portions are generous and the cuisine a bit rustic and rather mediocre. A tourist spot.

Thank BrigitteM21
Munich, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

I was there wit my family some days ago, the food was excellent but the service and the cleanness of the glasses and the table was not so ok. I don't care pay a lot of money if the service and the quality are top. One plate of pasta with tomatoes for kids was charged at the same price of... More 

Thank Fpalombo
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Similar to other bad reviews of this restaurant: Lovely location. Poor service. Had the daily special, which was tuna (as others!). Not fresh nothing special. The waiter was surly. Overcharged. Tried to complain but not resolved.

Thank Gemma100000
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550 reviews
304 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 270 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

Our only regret was we didnt order more. Our hotel in Monterosso highly recommended we eat here. Didnt realize until leaving it was a Michelin star restaurant. 3 of us had a late lunch. All just got different pastas. Fresh and delicious. Service was prompt and efficient. View across the bay amazing. we were a little unclear about how to... More 

Thank sccrref
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Very nice island has quite energy the best time is to arrive early morning 10 am take swim in the water and the have lunch her very elegant Fresh see plate and price is good the location and having free boat trip the main land makes it very good Restrant to add to your summer experience Ask for Aldo he... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Italian, Mediterranean, Seafood
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, View, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Isola Palmaria, Porto Venere, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Porto Venere
  • Phone Number: +39 0187 792370

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