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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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Honeymoon Lunch

Great seafood, excellent spritz and views.... Fresh food, good service too. My company wasn't so bad either!

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This was such an experience to behold, that we returned here for dinner 3 nights running. Great wine and beautifully displayed courses. Delicious, substantial portions with unique and very tasty herb breads to start. The service was great, and the staff were friendly. Book a table on top of the restaurant, where you get an amazing view of the sea... More 

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Galloway, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Great food. Degustation menu to die for. Beautiful view. Affordable. Great wine list. Nice staff. Would go back in a second.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

It is difficult to find on the "cliff " of Monterosso. But with a very friendly staff, lovely restaurant with a spectacular view over the ocean. The food is probably the best in the village. Fantastic presentation with lovely gentle tastes. Try it out. You will not be disappointed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Great seafood, excellent spritz and views.... Fresh food, good service too. My company wasn't so bad either!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

The location of this restaurant is simply stunning. Ask to be seated outside on the patio for a spectacular view of the ocean and sunset. The actual restaurant is down a stairway and dug out of the cliff. It has its own charm, but nothing like dining al fresco under the Cinque Terre moon! The food was stellar. We started... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

6 of us spent the the last 3 days in Cinque Terre and this place was recommended by our hotel owners. We thoroughly enjoyed it. The service was great, the view as everyone said is outstanding, and the food very good. We ordered several dishes and split them including the sea bass with almonds, the duck with orange sauce which... More 

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Hoboken, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

we made a reservation here for an outdoor table and hit the jackpot with our view! it was truly spectacular and the food was equally amazing! I would highly recommend eating here if in the area.

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Pataskala, Ohio
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77 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This was perfectly alright, but crowded ambience. View very nice. Wait staff somewhat uninterested in anything except rushing you out. Overall, not your best choice. Go down to old town and try the restaurants there. Much better.

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Winnebago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Now, I'm from the American Midwest, so I don't get a lot of fresh seafood - but this place was great! The outside view is indeed lovely, especially around sunset. So if you want an outside seat, pop in and reserve a table during the day as you walk past. The inside is actually built into the rock cliff of... More 

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Liverpool
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This restaurant ticks all the boxes. Built into the cliff on the path that runs between the old and new parts of Monterosso. On a warm evening an outside table is the perfect place to eat. If these aren't available the inside tables are pretty special too. We were slightly concerned that this restaurant would be all about location with... 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, Chowder

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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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