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Piazza Bastreri 22, 19025, Porto Venere, Italy
0187790692
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Denver, Colorado
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Da Paolo is in the central piazza in Portovenere and open for lunch and dinner. Fresh seafood seems to be the speciality. We had a grilled shrimp & lobster plate that was delicious. We later had a pizza for lunch that was less exciting. Nice thin crust, but soggy. Short on sauce, what was there was pretty thin, and meat... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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166 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Poor service made the fact that the pizzas and food here are not very Italian tasting. The spaghetti was clearly microwaved from a packet and when I asked for my favorite Italian beer they said they could offer Becks instead. Really fancied a pizza and this disappointed - there must be a better pizza in porto Venere!

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Thank Mike D
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

The beef carpaccio is nothing like ever tasted before- 'marinated' the menu says. It doesn't say that it's salted to the point of vomit. None of us could down it even if the paid us. They were very understanding of our complaint and only made us pay 2 eur for a dish that costs 10 eur. Also they ran out... More 

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Greater Accra, Ghana
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68 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

Trying to find a place with early service in Porto Venere is not easy. At da Paolo the staff were willing to let us sit early and start looking at the menu to pick something for our daughter. The pizza and pasta were lovely. Food arrival a bit slow but given we were the first there the kitchen was likely... More 

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Thank pipnkent
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

Went here with my gf. She ordered a Torino pizza and it was the best pizza I have ever tasted. Properly cooked through, amazing fresh ingredients. Highly advise eating here.. I had the pasta with shrimp and strawberries and that too was spectacular.

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Thank Guy S
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

We went there with my husband. The kitchen was already closed and they served pizza only but the waiter offered that they would prepare any pasta for us. We decided to have pizza. A nice big plate, tasty ingredients on decent dough. And the service was funny - the waiter - Donato, talked with us like an old friend, we... More 

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Thank Anna K
England
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291 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015

This restaurant is in a very convenient location just outside the town, where one could sit outside and watch the world go by - all very entertaining.. The main reason for the four stars was the excellent selection of wines - they had some local, very fragrant, whites at extremely reasonable prices. The 'seafood soup' was not really soup -... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2015

We had a nice late night dinner at this place after having a very bad experience at Da Iseo Restaurant (you can check my review there as well). We were welcomed very warmly, and we were given a very good explanation about the wines available (we got a recommendation for a local white wine to pair with our fish, was... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2015 via mobile

This restaurant and great food at a reasonable price (for a tourist town). Service was good and waiter could not be more accommodating to our requests. The anchovies in lemon are the best we had in Cinque Terre. Highly recommend trying this place out

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Frankfurt, Germany
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2015

When we arrived in Porte Venere our host recommended "Paul" to us. Cozy and beachy and a great view of the water and piazza. The service was great. They were attentive and helpful. The first night we ordered Filetto (perfecto!), Insalate miste (meh), pizza cotto (amazing), pasta pomedoro and grilled calamari. The house red was great and went well with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza Bastreri 22, 19025, Porto Venere, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Porto Venere
  • Phone Number: 0187790692

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