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Ristorante Pizzeria Il Timone

Via Olivo 29 | Porto Venere, 19025, Porto Venere, Italy
+39 347 260 1008
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good35%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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“farinata” (19 reviews)
“focaccia” (13 reviews)
“potatoes” (7 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Via Olivo 29 | Porto Venere, 19025, Porto Venere, Italy
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The prices are great for thoughtful innovative cooking. It has a casual nice atmosphere. We had a table with an ocean view. The Farinata with Gorgonzola tastes fabulous. Waitstaff are great. They have menus in English.

Thank EatDrinkPlayLove
Reviewed 5 days ago

The food and service was impeccable. We booked a table and when we arrived it was not available. We were offered a complimentary drink and nibbles while we waited and then moved to our waterfront table. The service and recommendation of local dishes were perfect....More

Thank christine r
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Stopped in here for quick lunch. The pizza is amazing, one of the best tasting ever.....and we've been to most places in Italy! Good service and extensive menu, shame we couldn't try the non-pizza options on the menu (as there were many), but we only...More

Thank MorfeasBrightonUK
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Spent couple of hours with a mixed fresh fish starter with pizza to follow. Very good all round and an added bonus was having good draught beer too. I recommend this restaurant which is also very close to the departure point of boats to Manarola...More

Thank bucketlistman2014
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Had a wonderful lunch here today. Went for the tasting plate option with various local style focaccia, hams and a great local white from neighbouring island of Palmaria. Wouldn't hesitate to revisit!!!

1  Thank Peter W
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Perhaps a tad generous with a 4 star rating as this area is not especially known for pizza... but as a takeaway option it hit the spot. The pizza Bianca was perfectly acceptable and we didn't wait long. Vegetarian options available.

Thank Amy M
Reviewed 29 September 2016

We got here reasonably early and were able to get a table. The beer selection was average, the wine by the glass not existent other than one house white. We ordered the farinate sampler (cheese, pesto, pickled onions, plain), it was a pleasant change from...More

Thank Staubenf
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Lovely little restaurant situated close to the port ,really good basic foods ,pizza pasta ,all the dishes well prepared ,wines reasonable .A definite place to eat lovely ambience and the position could not be better,we tried a few other restaurants in the area but kept...More

Thank grakpuss
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Amazing food! Absulately everything was delicious! Highly recommended! The salad was the best salad ever. The deserts were highly satisfying.

Thank Ceren Y
Reviewed 5 September 2016

The waitress that was seating us was so rude that we walked out. So can't really say if the food was good or not, although the restaurant had been recommended by a local.More

1  Thank Joanne M
planetlaspezia, Proprietario at Ristorante Pizzeria Il Timone, responded to this review
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Gentile cliente, Come potrà leggere dalle oltre 800 recensioni lasciate da utenti la nostra ospitalità e cordialità e' insuperabile, io...More

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Fate anche cucina vegetariana?
30 April 2016|
Response from planetlaspezia | Property representative |
Cucina vegetariana dai sapori liguri
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$10
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Olivo 29 | Porto Venere, 19025, Porto Venere, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Porto Venere
  • Phone Number: +39 347 260 1008
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Rudder opens its doors around 1960 when Portovenere had not yet reached the tourist interest today. The create and lead him to the end of the 80s and Marino Toni offering their customers the traditional Ligurian dishes joined the Italian dish: pizza. Today on the path created by the parents, Antonella continues the tradition in a room totally renovated but in the typical tone of Liguria. The rudder is the perfect destination to enjoy the flavor and atmosphere of Ligurian cuisine. Ideal for an aperitif from 18.00 Onwards with wine and Ligurian cuisine or for a dinner with many different tones. Great for organizing birthdays afternoon with a buffet, or traditional with the offer of delicious pizzas created by the high professionalism of Antonella already leading exponent of the pizza industry and is currently President of the Pizza Planet - Science and Culture Pizza. Interesting for groups up to a maximum of 50 people offer to drink menu with wines and Ligurian cuisine from 7 euro, and dinner from 15 EUR. The Wardrobe will offer an opportunity to give away or give a concrete memory of your passage to the rudder.