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L'Ancora della Tortuga

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Italian, Chowder, Soups
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Salita Cappuccini, 6, Monterosso al Mare, Italy
0187-800-065
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Unreal views & Delicious food!

We went here the night after we got engaged and it was phenomenal. It is so romantic. Be sure to request a table outside so you can see the gorgeous sunset and amazing views. The food was really good. The pesto lasagna was unreal! They had a great wine selection too. It was a great meal four our... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
brooke403
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Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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  • Romantic
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Venray, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We've visited this restaurant after a day at the beach and a visit to the village. The restaurant was fully book but it was possible to take a table later that evening and it was worth it. The ambiance was great, good Italian food and friendly staff with know how! Bottle of wine and water with first and second course... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We went here the night after we got engaged and it was phenomenal. It is so romantic. Be sure to request a table outside so you can see the gorgeous sunset and amazing views. The food was really good. The pesto lasagna was unreal! They had a great wine selection too. It was a great meal four our last night... More 

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San Jose, CA
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I could only stomach about 3 bites as it was so fishy. I paid the price later. 30 minutes later and I had explosive diarrhea. Great views. Warm bread. OK service. skip the tuna. Eat at your own risk.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

My wife and I were fortunate to get a table for two on the walkway above the restaurant overlooking the bay for dinner. The view was spectacular and kept changing as the sun set. One of out top three restaurant views! We chose the tasting menu and were happy that we did. The antipasta had selections - three types of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Highly recommended the "Degustacione" menu. It's a little pricy, but you wont regret it. The service is pretty good, friendly staff and the food....You will remember it for a very long time. Best lasagna we've ever had!

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Dallas, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Truly an incredible meal! The restaurant has about 15 tables and it's built into the side of the mountain. Perfect service with the best meals (so good I returned a second time!) I've ever had in Italy. Portions are large, pasta is cooked to perfection and everything is seasoned and garnished beautifully. I tried two pasta dishes - the local... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Wow. Hard to top this one...one of the two or three restaurants we had in Italy. Fantastic food, beautiful views, friendly and courteous staff...truly a romantic dinner. Our last night in Cinque Terre and we could not have been more pleased with our luck. Recommended by our fantastic hosts at Monterosso Alto hotel, this restaurant served the best tuna I've... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This restaurant was in an amazing location with delicious food! When we arrived there was no room on the beautiful patio - I suggest making a reservation! We sat inside which was still beautiful, very quaint and nicely decorated (sort of like a cave!) My boyfriend and I both had the seafood pasta - one of the best meals we... More 

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Cologne, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Try to get one of the two tables on the sea. Unbelievable view and fabulous fish and spaghetti bolognese.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We had to book the get a table and hade big expectations. The view is amazing and it feels like that is what you pay for. Our food was good but not that good.

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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, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?