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Ristorante Al Carugio

Via S. Pietro 9, 19016 Monterosso al Mare, Italy
0039 0187 817367
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Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We liked this place and would go there again. The food was good, the house wine tasted fine, the waiter was funny and quick.

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Port Huron, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We had a nice dinner here on our arrival day. The service was prompt and courteous. The seafood risotto was quite good, and different from the usual creamy/heavy risotto we are accustomed to. The next day, looking for a late lunch spot, we happened to be back in the same area and wanted a light lunch. We ordered the "seafood... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

A wonderful little restaurant tucked away on a narrow street. The outside tables were all full so we went inside but it was all reserved for a tour. Immediately someone came over to us and suggested we wait under the fan (it was a very hot day) and the next table that opened outside was ours. We had the stuffed... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

Waiting times were long, even with few customers in attendance. We mostly felt ignored by the waitress. Food was so-so...the ravioli tasted like the frozen/premade kind that you can get at supermarkets. I cannot comment on pure seafood dishes. Who knows, maybe they're really good. In any case, I will not be visiting this restaurant again.

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Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

It's hidden in a little alley, and only has a few tables outside. The ambiance inside is wonderful. The staff was very friendly, and bilingual. The food, wow, the food was fantastic. Very fresh and delightful. Reasonable prices (about 25 Euros per person for an excellent meal).

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Perth, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Friends that we were travelling with happened upon this little gem one afternoon and recommended we have dinner there.. It was the best meal during our stay in Monterosso! The homemade pesto pasta was the best we had during our month in Italy and the fish soup was amazing! All accompanied by a jug of the more than decent house... More

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San Francisco, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We discovered Ristorante Al Carugio several years ago and come back every year when we are in Cinque Terre. The restaurant is hidden away down an alley, but worth tracking down. We went with a party of 11 this year and thus were able to expand beyond our standard octopus salad and trofie pesto (which I always have). The food... More

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Munich, Germany
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014 via mobile

I will not comment the food, because the service was to bad and everyone so antipatic, that is is simply a No GO.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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42 reviews 42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

It was a busy night for the restaurant when we arrived, even so the service was good waiting only 10 minutes for ordering. I was mostly disappointed as I was really looking forward to eating fresh anchovies, but my entre plate, even though way to large, was not very tasty and I was required to debone each anchovie before attempting... More

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Bullhead City, Arizona
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78 reviews 78 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Besides the extremely friendly, accommodating and attentive staff this family owned and operated restaurant served me the biggest portion of Sword Fish.....Pesce Spada.... that I have ever enjoyed. My daughter, who lives in Italy, had the stuffed mussels and could not stop raving about them. The rest in our party were all very impressed and satisfied that we chose the... More

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