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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 good38%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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“farinata” (20 reviews)
“focaccia” (13 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 1 week ago

Really great restaurant, modern looking, well laid out, and of course, lovely food, from lesser known dishes like rabbit to classic pizza and lots in between. worth hunting out, just a few hundred meters from the main row of restaurants at the harbour

Thank davidgistwood
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked around the city and decide to try this small restaurant with a nice sea view. We got a couple of plates, from mixed fried seafood plate, to fresh homemade gnocchi with squid and fish in cartoccio, everything was delicious and so was the...More

Thank Baley-music
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was good. The portions were moderate to small. The local white wine was very nice. Overall, a very enjoyable experience.

Thank dan3949
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On vacation, I was growing weary of not being able to find something similar to the American style of pizza that I thought was going to be all over Italy. The pizza was very good and a welcomed meal. The restaurant is open when other...More

1  Thank BrianN3
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The prices are great for thoughtful innovative cooking. It has a casual nice atmosphere. We had a table with an ocean view. The Farinata with Gorgonzola tastes fabulous. Waitstaff are great. They have menus in English.

Thank EatDrinkPlayLove
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food and service was impeccable. We booked a table and when we arrived it was not available. We were offered a complimentary drink and nibbles while we waited and then moved to our waterfront table. The service and recommendation of local dishes were perfect....More

Thank christine r
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Stopped in here for quick lunch. The pizza is amazing, one of the best tasting ever.....and we've been to most places in Italy! Good service and extensive menu, shame we couldn't try the non-pizza options on the menu (as there were many), but we only...More

Thank MorfeasBrightonUK
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Spent couple of hours with a mixed fresh fish starter with pizza to follow. Very good all round and an added bonus was having good draught beer too. I recommend this restaurant which is also very close to the departure point of boats to Manarola...More

Thank bucketlistman2014
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Had a wonderful lunch here today. Went for the tasting plate option with various local style focaccia, hams and a great local white from neighbouring island of Palmaria. Wouldn't hesitate to revisit!!!

1  Thank Peter W
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Perhaps a tad generous with a 4 star rating as this area is not especially known for pizza... but as a takeaway option it hit the spot. The pizza Bianca was perfectly acceptable and we didn't wait long. Vegetarian options available.

Thank Amy M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 2 - USD 10
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
Local cuisine, Romantic, Kids, 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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