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Ristorante Ciak

Piazza Don Minzoni 6, 19016 Monterosso al Mare, Italy
+39 0187 817014
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible9%
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“risotto” (54 reviews)
“seafood” (115 reviews)
“prawns” (35 reviews)
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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Piazza Don Minzoni 6, 19016 Monterosso al Mare, Italy
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We loved Ristorante Ciak so much, we ate here 3x during our recent stay in Monterosso. The pesto gnocchi and seafood ravioli were both incredible and the portions large. Alek was wonderful. Highly recommend!

Thank parkersinportland
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I went to Ristorante Ciak for a late lunch after a morning of sightseeing in Monterosso. We both started with salads; for our main course I had the grilled squid and my wife had the mixed grill platter of scampi, prawns and...More

Thank Robert T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just left this dining 'experience'. It started with leaving us, and others, standing outside waiting for someone to even talk to us. Then sent upstairs for a table. Only one waitress upstairs and she did not want to help us from the beginning. Took forever...More

Thank Hillgator
Lorenzo C, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Ristorante Ciak, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Hillgator, I was your waitress that evening and am quite shocked to see this review. I took your order no more than 10 minutes after you arrived and I treated you with the same courtesy and respect that I give all of my customers....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our best dining experience in Monterosso. Another couple at the train station recommended this place to us and it did not disappoint. Our waiter spoke just enough English to get the job and make the experience authentic. He provided outstanding service without an...More

Thank Jadbow
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Chose this restaurant fairly late in the evening (8:30pm) and felt lucky to get a table. We sat outside off to the side of the restaurant where they have about eight extra tables apart from the larger main area at the front. Husband and I...More

Thank sallyperth99
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here five times on this last trip. It was wonderful each time with the exception of a cold pesto gnocchi once. When I immediately told the mother, she took it away and brought it back microwaved to about 1000 degrees.....the pesto separated and...More

Thank kelownatraveller
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food in Ciak was great ... so good in fact we ate there twice in three days. But ... you must be willing to put up with lots of crowds and a staff that can be off-putting to put it mildly. In my opinion...More

Thank Joe V
Lorenzo C, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Ristorante Ciak, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello Joe V, The crowds are unfortunately something you must put up with at every restaurant in Monterosso given the recent flux of tourists coming to the Cinque Terre. We apologize that you experienced such poor service and assure you that does not meet our...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate at Ristorante Ciak twice while visiting Monterosso. We had the seafood risotto one night and the second time we had the spaghetti with clams and mussels and the swordfish. Both good meals, but not extraordinary.

Thank Nanette T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had a wonderful dinner her tonight 3-10-17. We were a little apprehensive given the past reviews, but upon recommendation from our hotel, decided to give it a try. We started with stuffed mussels, onto gnocchi with pesto, which was honestly the...More

Thank Mary G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by a local. The food is so good that we came here twice! The best are raw scampi, gnocchi al pesto, grilled octopus and panna cotta.

Thank LancieC
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8 February 2017|
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Response from imogenwindmill | Reviewed this property |
Lunch of dinner? We were able to walk in for lunch. It was busy (summer season and cruise ship tourists in town) but a table for two was easily found. As a previous person said, there are plenty of nice restaurants in the... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 60
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza Don Minzoni 6, 19016 Monterosso al Mare, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Cinque Terre  >  Monterosso al Mare
  • Phone Number: +39 0187 817014
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Closed Wednesday and from December to March
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