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Ristorante Vela

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Piazza Tarchioni 1, 16030 Moneglia, Italy
+39 0185 49440
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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136 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been here for dinner yesterday and had a great time! The food is very fresh and tasty! We had the best mixed fried fish ever and all the other things we had were realy good! The staff is very friendly, so a place to visit if you are in Moneglia!

Thank JeV78
Lugano, Switzerland
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175 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Traditional place in town for seafood. Special fixed price menu. I always try the normal menu, though. Seafood appetizer is great with lots of variety. Grilled fish, cuttlefish, Zuppa di pesce are some of the great dishes here. If you have never had it, get the appetizer anchovies with lemon. Really delicious!

Thank Mehdi J
London, United Kingdom
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311 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Quite conveniently located off a small piazza on entering Moneglia proper, ristorante Vela has the added attraction of being one of the few eateries open in the burg in the winter months. Many others close for at least part of the 'off' season. The front of the restaurant has been extended and the resulting dining area, whilst hardly cosy, lets... More 

Thank adrianloader
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Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

This must be the nicest places to eat in Moneglia. The food is just fantastic and the service very attentive. That's the perfect place to let the chef guide you through a wonderful culinary journey and discover see food wonders. The restaurant is cute and intimate. A very cozy place. Starters as well as main courses are delicious and the... More 

Thank Magdalena M
Preston, United Kingdom
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384 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 253 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Ate here on my first night in Moneglia, tired and not wanting a full meal. Only a small place, but there are outside tables if weather good. Friendly reception from the waitress and family. The menu was extensive with specials featured. I started with delicious lemon salmon bruchettas. For my main had the seasonal funghi tagliatelle which was excellent. Wine... More 

Thank Prudol
Portland, Oregon
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

Our second visit to this family-run place. They accommodate gluten-sensitive patrons, the "mare" selections are fabulous. A mix of locals and tourists, you can feel the "we care" vibe.

Thank Playjude
fabrizio c, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Ristorante Vela, responded to this review

thank you very much Playjude,We wait you another time More 

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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 April 2016

The service was great as the food. We took mixed grilled seafood, pasta with seafood, oysters and tiramisu, all was excelent quality and taste, thanks for a great dinner. Highly recomended.

1 Thank Ingus B
Raleigh, North Carolina
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

This was my first restaurant in this city, and wasn't impressed. Service was non-existent, was never asked if I wanted coffee, desert, and the waiter hung out inside so it was hard to get her attention. When I got the food, it was just Ok, didn't feel like I was eating anything special or good enough to note. Ambience was... More 

Thank Piratacoqui
Henne, Denmark
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2015 via mobile

Very nice and fast service and a very nice and well tasted mixed fish dish. They understand English and was very services minded. Highly recommend from a Danish couple.

Thank Henne6854
Melbourne, Australia
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161 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2015

We had a lovely meal outdoors. The staff were all very friendly and our waitress was particularly helpful with our very poor Italian. Delicious food served quite promptly and generous servings. A few patrons when we arrived but filled up quite quickly. Bookings recommended.

Thank Kate B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza Tarchioni 1, 16030 Moneglia, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Moneglia
  • Phone Number: +39 0185 49440

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