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Osteria il Carugio

Via Giovanni Capellini 66, 19025, Porto Venere, Italy
+39 0187 790617
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good36%
  • Average23%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“soup” (5 reviews)
“octopus” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Via Giovanni Capellini 66, 19025, Porto Venere, Italy
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was very unusual. The knotty pine interior and wood picnic like tables with the quirky waiters/owners - very unique, but strangely fun. The service was fine. The food was good and came out quickly. Not a fining dining experience. Make a better choice.

Thank Sandy2645
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Aaaaaaa wish Antonio had played the saxophone!!!!!! Any way, my husband and I enjoyed the pesto and the bean soup! Loved the decoration! Thankyou for everything!!!!!!

Thank CRJ1956
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Enjoyed the place because of its authentic people and atmosphere : Antonio plays the sax and flies everyone to the moon !!

Thank Eric S
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Beautiful Italian atmosphere. The restaurant is ran by a family. Inside looks a bit cheesy, but has it's character and one can feel comfortable. But the most important, thrfood, in particular pesto is perfect. Simple and natural just has it all. Accompanied by a great...More

Thank SoundOfMuzak
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Rustic, quirky, and fun. The 2 guys running the place had a feeling of faulty Towers but the meals came quick and simple. After 5 days of great food in Piedmont this was seashore basic with a rustic twist. The red house wine is not...More

Thank JohnandNess
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Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

This was a wonderful local restaurant. The food portion was large, prices were good, and the food was fantastic. If you like local feel and experience, you'll be missing out if you don't go here. Try to reserve on a weekend.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Very local, very busy! And people seem to love it! But not for me! The choice of mains is limited to circa 6 dishes , its basic as food could come! Fairly good! Fair prices but just chaotic ! If your english or a fussy...More

Thank Hairyclairey
Reviewed 19 August 2016

So... After getting the address the Guide Routard we decided to go... More of an experience than anything else. We had a great evening but more from the way the place was run than anything else. Don't come here expecting four star service or anything...More

1  Thank SteveyWevey
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Charming Local environment, and honest Local traditional Food. Best Buck for Your money around :-) Octopus salad is highly recommended.

Thank Steen N
Reviewed 28 January 2016

Looks like a typical trattoria and also dishes are from tradition (originally dishes of simple and inexpensive ingredients, now some of them have become gourmet food). Ask for the vegetable soup (Mesciuà or something similar) which is a lentil and beans soup. House wine is...More

Thank 4is
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Giovanni Capellini 66, 19025, Porto Venere, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Porto Venere
  • Phone Number: +39 0187 790617
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