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El Faro

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Italian, Chowder
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Viale della Vittoria 70, 57023 Marina di Cecina, Cecina, Italy
+39 (0)586 620164
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Description: In our restaurant we cook only what our sea offers. We are the chefs and...
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!
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Freshly, simple and tasty

Fresh fish based cuisine. The Tuscan tradition is revisited to make it lighter and more tasty. Ingredients from the tirrenian sea are melted with grace and measure. Terrace in front of the sea. Original winery but there's room to improve. More than acceptable prices

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
Carles P
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Fresh fish based cuisine. The Tuscan tradition is revisited to make it lighter and more tasty. Ingredients from the tirrenian sea are melted with grace and measure. Terrace in front of the sea. Original winery but there's room to improve. More than acceptable prices

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Riga, Latvia
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77 reviews 77 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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.

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Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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 

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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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 

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Vorarlberg, Austria
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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 

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Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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.

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Brussels, Belgium
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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 

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Paris, France
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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.

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Milan, Italy
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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 

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Hampshire
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177 reviews 177 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
150 helpful votes 150 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 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Chowder

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!

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