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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, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food and location

Se had a wonderful evening with great food and good wine. We loved the location and sitting outside was very nice. The waitress was very friendly.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 1, 2015
Dio872
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015 via mobile

Se had a wonderful evening with great food and good wine. We loved the location and sitting outside was very nice. The waitress was very friendly.

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Thank Dio872
Hollywood, Florida
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

We dined at Ristorante al Carugio on our first night in Monterosso. We happened upon this quaint little restaurant while walking to our apartment a block away. The service was outstanding, the owner talked with us for a bit. We had Gnocci Bolognese and Agnolotti with Walnut Sauce. We enjoyed wine and a bread basket before dinner. We chose to... More 

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Thank Ricky H
San Diego, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

We walked in with a small crowd (two other tables) in November where most restaurants are in lower seasons (it seemed). The food was great I thought, had a seafood ravioli and my girlfriend had a trofie pesto both held great flavor. 1/2 LT of house wine (really good for 6 Euro) and Tiramsu all for $41 Euro...Great price we... More 

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Thank 77TravelBones
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95 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

We arrived at this restaurant tucked away off the main street around 1230pm on a Tuesday. Was pretty empty, so service was prompt and not rude, contrary to what many other reviews indicate. The food was really solid - authentic, fresh and reasonably priced. Was a surprisingly good, random find. We ordered: (i) Anchovies in casserole (12 Euro). Served piping... More 

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Thank babypig82
Durham, California
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

It was chilly and we were a bit late for dinner. Frankly we were just trying to find a warm place to eat. As we explored the back streets of Monterosso we came upon this crowded little place. From the time we entered we were warmed by the cozy temperature and the welcoming attitude of the very busy staff. The... More 

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Thank Armand8871076
South Bend, IN
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154 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Wonderful hostess will filet your tasty freshly caught fish. Trofe or gnocchi with pesto were good choices. Order the locally made house wines.

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Thank compost4all
Boston, Massachusetts
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Ate here last evening. Perhaps my expectations were too high but the service and the food were at best underwhelming. I was not made to feel welcome in anyway, either by the person who seated me or the waitress. In fact I saw the waitress only three times, once to take my order, once to deliver it and once to... More 

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Thank ActiveTrvler
Lyon, France
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

we were very disappointed to meet a so bad welcome, very long service, nothing to complain for the food but to much expensive. we would not recommend this restau

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 via mobile

Our last night in CT so we chose this p,ace. Off the beaten path so maybe not too touristy like Ciak or Miky. Wine ok. Veg soup really good. We should have stopped there. We waited for our entrees. And waited... Waitress kept saying "it's coming". After 40 minutes I told the host we were leaving and tried to pay... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

It was a shame it was our last night in Monterosso as we would have come back to this great little cafe. It was recommended by Anna at Villa Steno and she was right. We had various pasta dishes and a a delicious mushroom risotto. A free lemoncello to finish the night was also appreciated. We will definitely be back... 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, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?