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Il Gambero

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Via della Liberta' 143 | Le Grazie, 19025, Porto Venere, Italy
+39 0187 798023
Thu - Tue 12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 00:00
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Port Grimaud, France
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

We eat here twice a year when we are in the area. Wonderful food, excellent and friendly service. Not to be missed.

Thank theheaslips
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74 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

Le Grazie is a cosy village near Portovenere, and this restaurant is a really good spot! I found it via Tripadvisor and we weren't let down! We tried the tonno menu and sone fish dishes and the bistecca (wow, what an enjoyable piece of meat!) the quality was very good and the waiters were very friendly. With our basic Italian... More 

Thank MaaikeNL
Cormeilles, France
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63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

Our first night in Le Grazie we ate here on recommendation and were not disappointed. Lovely outside terrace with good views over the harbour and plenty of comfortable inside seating if desired. Varied but not extensive menu (often a good sign that the food is freshly cooked). My wife had been looking forward to the spaghetti vongole (one of her... More 

Thank David G
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016 via mobile

The atmosphere of the place was great with a lovely scenic view, the food has been good with lobster fantastic. The staff were friendly. Wine selection could be better.

Thank carlycarrais
Chichester, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2015

What a great find! The staff were helpful, friendly and cheerful, despite not being bi-lingual (which is a good thing in my book!). The food was all one would expect from a proper italian restaurant, tasty and well presented. Despite it being a weekday evening, the place was busy with locals, always a good sign. Go hungry and have a... More 

Thank Colin M
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015 via mobile

A nice small restaurant on the edge of the harbour, excellent seafood, vongolé, squid langoustines, with pasta or just grilled. Very good wine. Not at all expensive.

Thank Nicholas G
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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153 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015

The restaurant is actually not in what I would consider Porto Venere, but in Le Grazie, which is two bays round; that said, by car it's easy. It's on the harbour front and we visited on a Monday evening, so it was quiet. The service was excellent and the owner was very helpful with our very bad Italian. She recommended... More 

Thank suzanne_westcott
San Francisco, California
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2015

Great meal with very fresh ingredients and delicious fish. We had some difficulty communicating since we don't speak Italian and got a few things we didn't order, but we loved everything they brought out. Nice selection of wines and fair prices. Highly recommend this spot if you are traveling to Cinque Terre or staying in Portovenere.

Thank LexCre8
Milan, Italy
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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2015

Me and my boyf family went to this restaurant on Sat 2nd of May. Overall the experience has been amazing, both atmosphere and food were excellent as well as the service that was fast, kind and gentle. The owner explained us all details about meals, quality of food and oil used produced in the ligurian area, and we got excellent... More 

Thank Chiara C
Khalkis, Greece
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2014

Nice and cosy seafood restaurant by the seaside and marina. We sat outside and we tasted grilled big prawns and pasta with crab!!!

Thank Teri K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 37
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via della Liberta' 143 | Le Grazie, 19025, Porto Venere, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Porto Venere
  • Phone Number: +39 0187 798023

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