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Via Capellini, 74, Porto Venere, Italy
+39 0187 790603
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Had a lovely lunch here a few days ago. Even though last day of October, weather was beautiful and Portovenere busy. Stumbled upon this restaurant - so glad we did. Only a couple of free tables. Service was fine, they were busy and the 2 waiters were attentive. We both had different pasta dishes and both were lovely - full... More 

Thank DinoSharan
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Very simple, the couple before me & my family were told that the outside seating was reserved, but inside was not, so the couple went inside. I then asked for a table for 4, he turned to look at the completely empty restaurant (barring the couple that had just entered) & said, "No, all tables are reserved." Blatant lie. Not... More 

Thank Dexboy67
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

Good value and all well prepared. Location on a terrace in a pleasant little square. Small menu but all well prepared. Service is friendly and efficient. Pesto was good with a nice powerful basil flavour, roasted sea bream was very tasty as were the mussels for starter. Overall a very pleasant meal.

Thank SteveyWevey
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Four of us had seafood antipasti here as we didn't want a large meal. The selection presented was excellent and very flavoursome. Obviously can't comment on the other courses but I'm sure they'd be great as there's a clever chef in that kitchen. Dining in their courtyard was a lovely experience. Best to book ahead!

Thank Louise M
Knutsford, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Great location , great table outside , great service and great food (seafood ragu was excellent and had a great local white wine).

Thank paricho
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

The location in great in the center of the town in a small square. Food has been very good, we did try seafood antipasto gnocchi and tuna Capaccio. The service was very good. To try it when visiting Portovenere.

Thank Matteo M
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Even after the waiter told us we couldn't sit were we wanted, then seemed miffed when we wanted to eat outside in the little square by the fountain and wouldn't give us a garlicky butter sauce for dipping our prawns in, we found this charming restaurant delightful, they waiter turned out to be very gracious and nice. I gotta say... More 

Thank Ross K
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12 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

We were recommended going there. The place is really nicely located with a little piazza with a fountain. That is pretty much the only thing that was nice. The food is quite expensive. I had gnocchi with scampi for 12 €, a small portion of gnocchi with 2 full scampi! Quality was rather poor, even a fork full of meat... More 

Thank Kasjopaya
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

Arriving late on our first evening in Porto Venere we ate at this restaurant and thoroughly enjoyed the food, ambience and service. It is positioned on the upper street in Porto Venere and you are able to sit outside in a small square next to the restaurant. It seemed popular with many Italians and we thought it was good value... More 

Thank WidnesViking1958
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5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

My wife and I had a sample antipasto with filled mussels, mesciua, anchovies, octopus. It was hot this day, so that was enough for us. The kids had spaghetti pomodoro as usual. We were all satisfied with our food, but I know now that I should have asked for a fiscal receipt, which I didn't receive.

Thank Martin A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Capellini, 74, Porto Venere, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Porto Venere
  • Phone Number: +39 0187 790603

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