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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, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 41
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
pasta and seafood salad

We ordered the trofie pasta with green beans and pesto, which was very good, and the seafood salad, which was a huge amount of still-warm fish and shellfish. It came unseasoned, but there were olive oil and balsamic vinegar on the side and it was a relief that it wasn't drowning in olive oil... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Dining on a budget
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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42 reviews 42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We were hooked when we read that "We are a restaurant. We do not serve pizza." They have Ligurian specialties. We had mixed fish grill for two--combo of shellfish, sea bass, sea bream, Trilla. Desserts lovely as well. Patrons waiting to get in. Opened at 7:30 pm. Nice server. Only down side is hard benches at the table. Highly recommended.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We ordered the trofie pasta with green beans and pesto, which was very good, and the seafood salad, which was a huge amount of still-warm fish and shellfish. It came unseasoned, but there were olive oil and balsamic vinegar on the side and it was a relief that it wasn't drowning in olive oil. Service was efficient and the prices... More 

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143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

The food is pretty good but overshadowed by indifferent service. The hostess really cared little for seating us even though there was space except outside (only several tables). the waiter seemed impatient with our questions re the menu and offered little help. We were at a table of high traffic so the atmosphere was poor. If the owner demanded more... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We loved this little restaurant tucked away on one of the back streets in the old town. I had fried anchovies and calamari to start, with the fish stew as my main. All was fresh and flavorful, and served with a smile. Check this place out if you're in town, you won't be disappointed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We sat at an outdoor table on a busy weeknight and enjoyed a tasty supper of seabass and pesto pasta, with a local white wine served in a cute pitcher. There was a lively group of clientele enjoying the evening, and good service.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Excellent restaurant and service - the swordfish was very good. Good for family who travel. Something for everyone. On a Princess cruise and found this on a side street

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

We visit this restaurant for lunch, the waiter which appeared to be an owner was very abrupt and the first thing out of his mouth was to correct my wife about the correct pronunciation of bruschetta proceeding to say without us asking that he did not serve pizza and that they were "a restaurant", we stayed and ate the food... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Ravioli, soup, calimari, lemon anchovies and service excellent. House wine good too. We spent a really lovely evening here. Would definately recommend. Please go

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Good food...busy place but only 1 waiter doing everyihing from taking drinks...cleaning..and orders. It has very good food but lacks any sense that you are in a fine place for a long Italian dinner.

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

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

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