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Piazza Don Minzoni, 19016 Monterosso al Mare, Italy
+39 0187 817014
Thu - Tue 12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2014

We ate dinner at this restaurant - one of the specialities of the region, sardines, were quite good - esp the stuffed sardines. The patio eating is pleasant. The pasta option had a good sauce but don't expect anything spectacular. Disappointing, and seems to be common in the area, is a "coverage charge" added to the bill. Why can't this... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2014

Cozy setting, open kitchen, wide choice of fine foods, friendly and humorous staff, OK prices. Interesting wine cellar under the glass floor of the restaurant.

Thank P J
Plymouth, New Hampshire
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2014

To be honest, it was probably me but nothing on the menu really caught my eye. However my fellow dinner mates liked what they ordered. I ordered my fall back which were the muscles, and a pasta dish - both were good. The Seafood and spaghetti that my friend ordered could have fed a small army and I was wishing... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2014 via mobile

Seriously?!? 20 € for 2 small scampi, 2 shrimps and 2 small octopus grilled? Nothing else in the plate? Shrimps and scampi were a mess to eat. The first waiter was rude and the other one was always in a rush... Not a fun night...

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2014

Last night in monterosso and we have had some lovely meals this rates as the best ! We had the best gnocchi and pesto we have ever eaten followed by seafood that you can tell is so fresh! Loved sitting outside the restaurant has a fabulous vibe. Very busy you definitely need to book or you will join a long... More 

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Napa, California, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2014

One of many good regional seafood restaurants in Monterrosso. After walking around for about half an hour we found an empty outside table here. It seemed to us that most of the restaurants had the same menu. Along with an empty table this restaurant has cooks wearing sailors hats which gave it a more fun look. My wife and I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2014 via mobile

We recommend this restaurante strongly !!!! Very nice service. 🐟🐟🐙🐙🐙🍤🍤🍷🍷🍸🍸👍👍 Kråketreffen from Norway

Thank Hege D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2014

Popular eatery. We opted for indoor seating and our table faced the open kitchen which is separated from the dining area by a long storefront type window. The bearded chef and his sous-chefs were dressed like sailors, and they were a whirlwind of activity. What a show! The atmosphere was fun and lively. Service was friendly and fast. The food,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2014

We had tried to get to this restaurant for two nights and always neglected to make a reservation. We went early and were willing to sit inside. Sitting inside right next to the plexi-glass window to the kitchen was the best choice we made. To watch the fun and skill they had in the preparation of each dish was the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2014

We loved the seafood! Mmmm, yum yum yum! Omg, best wine pairing suggestions! Price reflects quality of food. It was very yummy! I would give it one extra star if the service was a bit more attentive. Staff seemed tired and exhausted and could not keep up with everyone's request. At the same time staff was very friendly, just overworked.

Thank Eve B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 60
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza Don Minzoni, 19016 Monterosso al Mare, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Cinque Terre  >  Monterosso al Mare
  • Phone Number: +39 0187 817014
Closed Wednesday and from December to March

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