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Il Ciliegio

Localita Beo 2, 19016 Monterosso al Mare, Italy
+39 0187 817829
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Price range: $53 - $66
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Cooking Class is now open ! For reservation about restaurant and Cooking Class please call us ! We are open from April 1st to November 4th.
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74% Recommend
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English first
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We were picked up right by our hotel which was very convenient. It was a very interesting ride to the restaurant with some fabulous scenery. Us poor north americans are just not used to the driving Italy, oh well. When we arrived there was one poor lady who had to look after everyone, which was unfortunate because others that arrived... More

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MonterossoCiliegio, Proprietario at Il Ciliegio, responded to this review

Dear Customer It is a pleasure for us to hear that your experience at Il Ciliegio was great despite slow service... our apologies for that, unfortunately we have been short of staff for some days. Thanks again for your positive comments and we sincerely hope to see you again at our place "Il Ciliegio" Family More

Singapore
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

we arrived at monterosso about 3.50pm on 18.4.2014 after returning the car (we drove from tremezzo lake como) at malpenssa airport & taking the malpenssa express to milano centrale to connect the train to monterosso. we were booked at the very nice ballembra hotel in the old part of town & walked about 700m from the station. it was very... More

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MonterossoCiliegio, Proprietario at Il Ciliegio, responded to this review

Dear Customer We are glad that you enjoyed our ospitality, but very sorry to hear that our food did not meet in full your expectations. Our cooking style follows old ligurian tradition which focuses on very delicate taste and flavor. When cooked according to old recipe, typical ligurian dishes like "trofie al pesto" (which has absolutelly nothing to do with... More

penn
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Did a cookery course in the morning, and had what we had prepared for lunch on the terrace - what an amazing experience!

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MonterossoCiliegio, Proprietario at Il Ciliegio, responded to this review

Dear Customer Thank you so much for your positive comments. It has been a pleasure to have you as guest and we sincerely hope to see you again in future All the Best "Il Ciliegio" Family More

Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We were recommended this place by friends and we werent disappointed. We were greeted with a complimentary pick up in the town to take us up to the restaurant. We ordered mozzarella with tomatoes and grilled vegetables as starters which were both delicious. The main we had the Scampi homemade pasta with shrimp that was to die for. My wife... More

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MonterossoCiliegio, Proprietario at Il Ciliegio, responded to this review

Dear Customer Thanks for your comments.There's no better recognition for us than our guests happiness! We sincerely hope to see you again at our restaurant "Il Ciliegio" family More

Newmarket, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I was recently in Monterosso and went here for dinner one night. This restaurant caters to your individual tastes. They cook all your meal fresh and so the wait it a little longer but well worth it!! The owner, Gianni was very hospitable and came to pick us up at our apartment. Food was fabulous! We also got to sample... More

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MonterossoCiliegio, Proprietario at Il Ciliegio, responded to this review

Dear Customer thanks for the positive comments on our food and our hospitality. It is the greatest recognition for us. We hope to see you again at Il Ciliegio Best Regards "Il Ciliegio" family More

London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We looked forward to our meal in a wonderful setting overlooking the sea but it turned out to be a real disappointment. The choice was restricted as some of the dishes on the menu were not available. We ordered fish which was fresh and well cooked. However, the portions were small and we had to order another dish of pasta.... More

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MonterossoCiliegio, Proprietario at Il Ciliegio, responded to this review

Dear Guest, It's a pleasure to hear that you appreciated the fish, our products are fresh and local and we are proud of them. I suppose you decided the weight of the fish you ordered as explained in the menu. The red wine you had is a local wine, produced in Cinqueterre without sulphites and we can offer a wine... More

Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Very authentic experience!! Excellent food and the staff made our day very special!! So fresh right from the garden on site!

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Tel Aviv, Israel
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Il Ciliegio is the complete opposite of everything that is chinque terre. Its far from the hustle and bustle, its not expensive, its warm, friendly and humble. We has two delicious trofie dishes - one with scampi an one with swordfish, some delicious prawns in brandy sauce, some really amazing stuffed mussels and good natural house wine. paid around 35... More

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Bra, Italy
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

This restaurant compare to most restaurant in the cinque terre area is so not touristic... Starting with the fair pricing and continuing to a very welcoming experience from the owners (family owned). The food was delicious and we couldn't ask for a better italian atmosphere. Btw the owner picked us up from monterosso (no extra charge) so if you don't... More

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Perth, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Where do we begin? a while has passed, but we can still taste the amazing food that came out of this kitchen, and are contemplating on moving to Monterosso just for this restaurant! after a local recommending this place, and calling the owner we were picked up from the main square. less than 10 minutes later we arrived, the most... More

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