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L'Ancora della Tortuga

Salita Cappuccini, 6, Monterosso al Mare, Italy
0187-800-065
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Montevideo, Uruguay
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We decided to start our visit to 5T in Monterosso at around midday and as soon as we started we found this incredible located place, under a shinning sun and just by the cliff. The menu was interesting so we decided to make a pause and enjoy a good lunch. It was actually very good, we did not want to... More

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Camano Island, Washington
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW via mobile

Our party of 8 had a wonderful dinner here. The evening was cool, so we sat inside and not cliff side. For a Saturday night the place didn't seem very busy, but our experience was all-around great. The service was good. The food was excellent, and our group had lots of different things, from seafood (very fresh) to beef (flavorful... More

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Los Angeles, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

the view over the ocean is nice, and setting, being near the cliff, is also quite pleasant. That being said, the food itself is really not very exciting. I think one can find much better food in other places along the coast. It is indeed a pity, because being this close by ocean with unlimited supply of fresh seafood, one... More

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Ojai, California
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114 reviews 114 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

You can't get a better location for dining in Monterossa than this. It sits high above the Ligurian Sea with great views from most tables. Make your reservation to coincide with sundown and enjoy the unhurried, romantic experience. There are numerous tables outside along a pedestrian walkway and several tables inside, still most with a view. The food is also... More

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

Celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary: a table for two overlooking the Ligurian sea. Fresh seafood - try the signature canalloni to start. I had the catch of the day, my wife had the duck and they were equally delicious! You can't miss with this one.

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Washington, D.C.
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120 reviews 120 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

I was looking forward to a good meal at this property. It did not happen. The property has tables outside that are minimalist. The indoor section - below the terrace is elegant. The problem is the staff - or lack. One person was serving the terrace and one the indoor area. Upon arriving we were told we had to wait... More

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Providence, Rhode Island
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Stumbled over this restaurant when we took the cliffside path instead of the tunnel towards Monterosso. Given the season, were able to get a table outside without a reservation. It was dusk and the view was so beautiful. The food was delicious, especially the pumpkin soup. Wish we'd had time for dessert, but had a train to catch. Like another... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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116 reviews 116 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Reserve a table outside along the wall for sunset and fall in love again! Tables were not so close together to prevent a nice conversation. Our sever was professional, friendly and answered all questions about the menu in English. Seafood was fresh and delicious, as was pasta. The view - FANTASTIC! There is charming indoor seating - the restaurant is... More

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Bolivia, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Food and drinks were wonderful. We did not make reservations so we could not sit outside cliftside. They did accommodate us inside which looked like it ws carved out of the clift. Great Atmosphere. They do charge a cover charge, which I was not aware of, 7 euros per person.

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weston, florida
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

We didn't know about the reserving of the outdoor tables either, but were not disappointed inside. It's very charming and cozy. The staff was moving quickly, and we were amazed by them running up and down the stairs to the outside tables, small wonder they were slim and trim. We were happy with our meals, and our wine. Only one... More

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