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Ristorante Pizzeria Il Timone

Via Olivo 29 | LA Spezia, 19025, Porto Venere, Italy
+39 347 260 1008
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good37%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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“farinata” (20 reviews)
“focaccia” (14 reviews)
“potatoes” (7 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Via Olivo 29 | LA Spezia, 19025, Porto Venere, Italy
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Reviewed yesterday

My wife and I enjoyed dinner here twice in September. We were lucky to get a table, as those without reservations had to wait 10-20 minutes. This family that owns the restaurant also has a small farm, whose organic products are used at the restaurant....More

Thank Bruce014
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

La Chiglia is much better than this restaurant. Their food was not up to Italian standards. Their portion sizes are also tiny.

Thank KalCanada1234
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved this place! Very friendly staff, great little tables outside with spettacolare view of Golfo dei Poeti & isola Palmaria. Great menu filled with healthy options plus a daily menu of interesting items. Seems they grow their own veggies! We didn't have a reservation...More

Thank Margherita A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In a lovely setting. Quirky restaurant. Local food served quickly but staff a little rude. Rushed to collect empty plates and stood over table. Food was very nice and presented well. Restaurant was busy taking bookings. Would recommend a try but beware of the quick...More

Thank helsno
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

I went there with my family (wife and 2 little kids). The hostess told us that there's no table available for 30 minutes but she'll definitely have a table for us in 30 minutes. I looked at 'the fork' and they were showing up a...More

Thank Abhishek B
antonech, Proprietario at Ristorante Pizzeria Il Timone, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017
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Gentile signore, lei non ha prenotato un tavolo al Timone ha deciso solo di aspettare un tavolo libero, io per...More

Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

The restaurant is placed by the sea and you are able to sit outside. The food is very standard turist café like. The service is slow, we waited 40 minutes for two simple foccacia sandwiches, and the waiter didn't seem to care much that we...More

Thank Smilla J
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

A good indicator of a good restaurant is if it's busy! We only had to wait about 10 minutes for a table. The food was very good, one of the best options in this town.

Thank bkdj96
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

We ate here two days in a row, really liked the food and service! Pizza was the best along with the oven baked fish. Fish soup, on the other hand, was not good. All in all, recommend this if you want italian food.

Thank Ingrid K
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

The place is really nice, by the sea. The food was really good. We had sea food pasta and pizza and it was really delicious. But the service was really slow.

Thank Kristijan S
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

We found this cosy place a little further from Porto Venere busiest spot and immediately fell in love. It looked so charming! We had to wait along with some other people to be seated, I'm wondering if they take any reservations or only work on...More

Thank frenchseventy5
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 2 - USD 11
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
Romantic, Kids, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Olivo 29 | LA Spezia, 19025, Porto Venere, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Porto Venere
  • Phone Number: +39 347 260 1008
  • E-mail
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.
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