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All 64 Monterosso al Mare Restaurants

L'Ancora della Tortuga

Salita Cappuccini, 6, Monterosso al Mare, Italy
0187-800-065
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night

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Ringoes, New Jersey
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187 reviews 187 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The location and the view from this restaurant was stunning. It's definitely a great spot for a special occasion, very romantic. The night before we went, they were closed for a private event... a wedding. It must have been beautiful! All of the food was great, but the bread, specifically the puffy bread, was the best bread that I have... More 

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Elgin, Illinois
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The restaurant is on a cliff and overlooks the ocean, so its hard to beat the view and atmosphere. The pasta and fish were excellent. My husband had a beef dish, just to take a break from seafood and pasta, and he thought it was just ok. The service wasn't outstanding, but it wasn't terrible either. We had a reservation,... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

When we first arrived, they were full but they were very accommodating and helpful and created a table for us. I would recommend booking to avoid disappointment because you don't want to miss out on a very special meal here. We had the special lobster tagliatelle and this was without a doubt one of the best if not the best... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Best location. Romantic. Rustic. Beautiful restaurant on a cliff. I had a bowl of clams that were marinated in a red sauce that was so mouthwatering awesome, I quenched for more immediately after I was done (and still do!). That bowl of clams has set the bar so high, I think it will only be repeated by going there again.... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This restaurant has, by far, the best location in Monterosso. We decided to sit outside, even though the weather was not looking too promising. We were right above the breaking waves. After taking our orders, our server brought a basket of the most delicious bread. I don't know if it was focaccia, but it was little pillows of bread that... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 via mobile

Highly recomend this lovely restaurant. The steak with grapes was outstanding and one of those meals to be remembered for ever. We were a party of 8 and we all really enjoyed our meals.. ... The deserts were all delicious too. It was a windy night we all dined inside in the very cool cave / WW2 bunker

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Roanoke, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

After getting off the train in Monterosso we were delighted by the stunning views of the Mediterranean. The weather was perfect and as we strolled toward town to find lunch my wife said "let's go up" (a set of stairs to the right rather than down through the tunnel that leads directly to the town center. At the top of... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This was our "blow-out" meal in the Cinque Terre and fully worth the price. Weather was too cool and breezy to sit outside, but it was dark by the time we ate, so no matter. Food excellent and service impeccable. I can only second all those 5-star reviews.

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Bergen
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Six friends had a lovely meal. Tried lots of different food - and everything was really good. The view is amazing, the atmosphere great but the service and attendance of the staff have a little way to go. But would definitely go back if ever back in Monterosso!

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Burlington, Canada
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11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

We had a lovely dinner in this restaurant which clings to the cliffs high above Monterossa. There are tables inside and out, but we chose to eat inside as the weather was threatening. All four of us had different but delicious meals. The service was pleasant and unobtrusive and as elsewhere in Italy, no one rushed you. I highly recommend... More 

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Address: Salita Cappuccini, 6, Monterosso al Mare, Italy
Phone Number: 0187-800-065
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Cinque Terre  >  Monterosso al Mare
Cuisine: Italian

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