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Ristorante Al Carugio

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Via S. Pietro 9, 19016 Monterosso al Mare, Italy
0039 0187 817367
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Sea food.

Lovely restaurant. A little tight seating on the sidewalk but the sardines and local seafood were very good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
Nicholas K
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Westfield, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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Westfield, New Jersey
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Lovely restaurant. A little tight seating on the sidewalk but the sardines and local seafood were very good.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

When we arrived, we asked to be seated outside once a table was available, however, they rudely told us we would need to wait outside until a table and that we cannot wait on a table inside. The restaurant was practically empty, but yet they requested us to wait outside. Once we were finally seated, we waited over 10 mins... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Fish restaurant. The service was ok, polite enough. Food not great at all, like canteen food or worse Quite expensive though. Very disappointed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

The food was fresh and good quality. Lots of locals and friends / family of the owners seem to dine there or just come for a visit and a chat. Nice vibe in a relaxed pace atmosphere. Don't expect rushed orders , come with lots time to spare and embrace the local way of life.

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Aachen, Germany
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Monterosso and beaten track, almost a synonym. But this little gem is just great. I had a fritto misto (I just asked for it as I could not find on the menu) and got a delicious plate of Scampi, Sepie and crispy fried whole-fish. Delicious!

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Dined at this restaurant at the recommendation of our inn. Given the crowd, we expected great things however we were disappointed. The food was good however the service was terrible. I understand that European Service is not like American but waiting 40 min for a check after you asked twice is unacceptable. Other people were having the same issue. The... More 

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Incline Village, Nevada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The worst service ever. Yes, we happened to arrive at the end of the busy lunch time. But ten minutes to have our drink orders taken, another ten to receive them. When the salad and anchovy courses arrived, with bread another ten minutes passed before the promised salt, pepper, olive oil and vinegar were brought. I had to remind her... More 

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Salem, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This was a wonderfully, fresh seafood/pasta restaurant! Several folks in our group shared the Seafood Risotto which comes out in a large communal pot for all to share! We ordered 3 portions to share among 6 people and it was enough for our entire group of 15 to sample!! Everything we had was great! Highly recommend if looking for a... More 

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Pleasanton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Really good food. The Pesto noodles, and gnocchi were very good, along with the fish soup. Try the local sardines. We tried 3 types. We like the sardines in Lemon the best. Didn't like the stuffed ones, or the whole ones in wine sauce, you have to pick out all of the little bones! Otherwise, the food was really good.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We stumbled across this restaurant after being recommended to go somewhere else! It is situated in a cute 'alleyway' opposite a fantastic bakery. We had the fried anchovies and ravioli di peace in salsa di pomodoro e gamberetti - it was absolutely delicious and even asked if we could get the recipe for the sauce! The chef obviously said it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via S. Pietro 9, 19016 Monterosso al Mare, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Cinque Terre  >  Monterosso al Mare
  • Phone Number: 0039 0187 817367

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions

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