We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Viale della Vittoria 70, 57023 Marina di Cecina, Cecina, Italy
+39 (0)586 620164
Website
Improve this listing
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: In our restaurant we cook only what our sea offers. We are the chefs and all dishes are freshly prepared.Fresh fish is expensive, so please check the prices and judge the overall quality as we bring the fish directly to your table.The menu that we propose includes all our specialties, but due to lack of availability of fresh fish, daily may be missing some varities.Our goal is to make you eat good and drink better, so enjoy your meal!
Write a Review

154 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    79
    41
    18
    8
    8
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Riga, Latvia
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Nice restaurant. It is place where you can enjoy special dinner with fantastic view. The stuff is caring that everyone feels satisfied. The food is really well cooked and presented. You need to book in advance if you want to have a table here.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

One very nice surprise of our vacations in the region. We did not wake-up at 5 to go fish with the owner on that day, but we enjoyed the fresh catches in our plates overlooking the sea and the sunset from the outside patio. The whole family was happy with their choices, all different, confirming the overall quality of that... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
None
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

And I have been going here for years and they have a consistent fine quality of food, affordable good wine. The melanzane with fish as first course is very good. Fish out of the oven id lovely. try the sorbetto di mela verde con calvados as dessert. It does take a little while to be appreciated. Tip, dress normally, t-shirt... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Vorarlberg, Austria
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

unfortunately the service was really not the best... they have higher prices and play the chic-resto-thing, but the service cannot hold up to that. I am also not sure, if we were treated in a different way because we were tourists (which spoke only italian, though)... because in the time we had 2 courses the table next to us had... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013 via mobile

Found this place on tripadvisor and had dinner twice. Also went on the fishing trip with them at 5 AM which was a real experience. We can only say this family knows how to catch and serve an excellent meal! Certainly will go back here next time.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brussels, Belgium
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

The restaurant has a long standing familly tradition and run by two bothers Roberto and Giacomo and from time to time helped by their third brother. They are actually fishing every single morning and what you eat is fresh from the day. There is only fish and seafood here, so if you re expecting spaghetti al ragu that might not... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Paris, France
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013 via mobile

i went there last week with my wife, amazing restaurant, 7 years in a row Guide Michelin, perfect sea food, wine et boutarga ! we payed 60 euros for 2 people, very cheap. in paris we would pay 200 euros.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Milan, Italy
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

I have been there on last sunday. I am not sure but they changed chef (the "great" Rosario) but, definitely, kitchen is always on the top. This restaurant, family run, is one of the best restaurant you can find along the cost and, if you like seafood, you can trust in El Faro to be perfectly deserved. Along the period... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hampshire
Top Contributor
157 reviews 157 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

We stumbled upon this restaurant whilst trying to find another restaurant which turned out to be closed. It was a lucky find as we wanted a special experience for my husband's birthday and El Faro was perfect. The food was excellent, ambience great and service was the best. The set lunch price was very reasonable and the house wine superb.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Moscow, Russia
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

This restaurant completely not children friendly, I asked stuff to be quick (we were with 2 children 2.5 years and they were tired and wanted to slip) , we gain our fish after 1.5 hour, there were no baby chairs and something for children fun (couluring, toys etc). Also comparing to other ALL visited places there were quite cold attitude... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed El Faro also viewed

 
Marina di Cecina, Cecina
 

Been to El Faro? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about El Faro

Address: Viale della Vittoria 70, 57023 Marina di Cecina, Cecina, Italy
Phone Number: +39 (0)586 620164
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Livorno  >  Cecina  >  Marina di Cecina
Cuisine: Italian

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from El Faro staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?