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L'Ancora della Tortuga

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Salita Cappuccini, 6, Monterosso al Mare, Italy
0187-800-065
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 38
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Amazing food in an amazing location

The food was amazing and the staff happy, smiley girls! . Absolutely first class and the location outstanding!

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 11, 2015
Jane J
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Torquay, England, United Kingdom
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Torquay, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

The food was amazing and the staff happy, smiley girls! . Absolutely first class and the location outstanding!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

This was my first visit to Cinque Terre and L'Ancora Della Tortuga was the first ristorante I dined in during my two day stay. The ristorante is located high on the cliff. We choose to dine outdoor overlooking the sea. Perfect setting with a gorgeous view on a pleasant evening night. For my Primo I ordered the Risotto with pesto... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

We found most of the nicer restaurants here to be perfectly okay, but nothing special. This place was charming inside and they seemed to take more pride in their food than most.

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Columbus, Ohio
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

This was our first nice dinner in Italy and we really enjoyed it. The views were amazing, polite service, and good food with fair prices. My husband and I each had 4 course meals that included a huge appetizer (anchovies 4 ways and fish soup), choice of pasta, an octopus course, and dessert. It was a great way to sample... More 

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Austin, Texas
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

This is one of the finer restaurants in Monterosso, if not the entire Cinque Terra. It sits atop a hill overlooking the water front and has stunning views. The food is very good, and includes ample ways to sample the area's anchovies, including an appetizer that includes anchovies prepared in four different ways. The prices are quite reasonable considering the... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

This place quickly becomes full. We had to book two days ahead and still did not get a very good table. In August you like to sit outside with a sea view but we could only get a table inside.

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San Jose, California
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We ate before sunset, but it was still too cold to eat outside. The restaurant is right on the hill overlooking the water. Our table was in front of the window, although only one diner could look out, the other had his back to the view. The atmosphere was lovely, service was very good. The pumpkin ravioli were terrific. I... More 

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Fresno, California
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

The best food in town, great service and a view that can't be beat. We loved it, went there for dinner at sunset and it was perfect!

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175 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Recommended by our hotel we went for a late dinner. We ate outside overlooking the ocean with sparkling candles.There only appeared to 2 2 wait staff and they were running to keep up. Not easy with all those stairs! Bit slow service but they were trying and it was a nice place to sit anyway. We started with anchovies 3... More 

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Centreville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

The tables on the outside terrace provide a great view of Monterosso Bay, and the food was delicious. A great find in Monterosso.

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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, Mediterranean, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Families with children

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?