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L'Ancora della Tortuga

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Italian, Chowder
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Salita Cappuccini, 6, Monterosso al Mare, Italy
0187-800-065
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 31
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  • 11
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  • 26
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Amazing view, amazing meal and amazing service

We reserved this restaurant for our last night in Monterosso. It was amazing. Reservations were a must to sit outside. I would recommend this highly.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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st louis, mo
Good for:
  • Romantic
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st louis, mo
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We reserved this restaurant for our last night in Monterosso. It was amazing. Reservations were a must to sit outside. I would recommend this highly.

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Southport
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I do not know how this restaurant is not the #1 rated in Monterosso on Trip Advisor? It is one of the best restaurants that I have ever eaten at. First of all the setting is unbelievable... if you are lucky enough to sit outside, your table is literally perched on a cliff overlooking the Mediterranian, and the view is... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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87 reviews 87 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed dinner our last night in Monterosso at L'Ancora della Totuga. It could be the best restaurant view in Monterosso (and we were there on a day it had rained so there was not a perfect sunset). We both enjoyed a pasta dish and shared a salad. The waitress is to be commended for hiking up and down the... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

My wife and I celebrated our anniversary with a weekend in the Cinque Terre as part of a two week vacation in Italy. We made sure to enjoy to have dinner on the cliffs of L'Ancora della Tortuga based on online and hotel recommendations. It did not disappoint! We arrived the evening before and went to the restaurant when we... More 

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San Clemente, CA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This restaurant is hard to find, but well worth the search. Bypass the the tunnel to the right when heading south in Monterosso. Tortuga is located down the stairs on the way to the WWII gun emplacement. The food is awesome and the views are exceptional. Best value for the money in Monterosso. You can dine outside on the foot... More 

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Minnespolis, MN
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109 reviews 109 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

While visiting Cinque Terre, we hired a private guide who took us to this delightful restaurant. We had a lovely table overlooking the sea on a beautiful sunny day and enjoyed the best wine (local white) of the week. Our meal was outstanding: fried bread, stuffed mussels, octopus salad and homemade pasta with clams. I had never heard of stuffed... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

First be sure to get a reservation for the outside the day before you want to go. Otherwise you may end up having to eat inside. The view is amazing and certainly helps with the relaxing. The food is great. I had a pork dish with juniper and pears which sounded odd but was one of the best dishes I... More 

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Austin, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015 via mobile

I'm perplexed by these glowing reviews and assuming our experience here was out of the ordinary. We were staying in Monterosso for our honeymoon and we chose this place for our first night based on its ranking and reviews on Trip Advisor. The view is awesome and even if you dine inside the place, it's got a cool vibe. However,... More 

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Musselburgh, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Beautiful location on side of rock with views of the Med in Monterrosa. Service impeccable. Great menu and our food was outstanding.

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Del Mar, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We had a fabulous lunch and we're lucky to get a great table with a sea view. The food and service were top rate. It was among the best meals of our trip to Italy.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Chowder

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic

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