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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 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Sydney Australia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

We ate dinner here on a lovely warm evening. We booked ahead and asked for a table up on the terrace with a good view. We were lucky enough to get a table (only one of 2) on a little terrace right on the cliff. The atmosphere is romantic and the views really special. The food was good too and... More

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BC, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We enjoyed 2 fantastic dinners here during our 3 night stay in Monterosso. It would have been 3 but they were closed our last night. It is a pricier place to eat but the atmosphere (view and surroundings) was amazing. We enjoyed the Risotto, Gnocchi, Braised Octopus, Steak, Mussels and Clams... All were very delicious and some were ordered on... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

By far the best dining experience we had in the Cinque Terre. The food, the view, the service, the evening was so memorable we plan to go back there soon.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We ate here our first night in Monterosso, and had a delightful dinner outside on the cliff with a wonderful view of the sunset. It was a wonderful introduction into the delightful dining experiences of Monterosso, and certainly should not be missed. Great service, wonderful food, and a delightful evening! Thank you...

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New York, NY
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104 reviews 104 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Lovely restaurant overlooking the sea. Without a reservation they could not accommodate us outdoors, but our indoor table was by a window with view of the water (and a WW2 German bunker!) The food was superb, specializing in pastas with pesto, and seafood. Desserts were very good. The service was very friendly, though the waiters seemed a bit overworked, having... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

The location was beautiful and the inside restaurant beautiful...the bread was amazing and the food very good however it ends there. Service was slow and we kept having to get the waiters attention and then when we received our bill there was a charge that said 'Coperto' 5 x 3.50 euros. We questioned this and we were told that everyone... More

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florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We recently had an amazing lunch at L'Ancora della Tortuga. Everything was delicious. The homemade bread was really special. We started with a plate of fresh anchovies prepared 3 different ways. The pasta with lobster dish had half a lobster and chunks of lobster as well. It was out of this world. My husband had fresh fish with olives and... More

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DES MOINES
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49 reviews 49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We eat at L'Ancora della Tortuga every time we stay in Monterosso al Mare. It is a favorite restaurant as well as a tradition for us. Our dinner there this year was just as wonderful as always. What we love most about this lovely restaurant are the staff and the awesome setting. We always receive a warm welcome from the... More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

The view to the Monterosso beach is breathtaking, and the sea food is light and tasty. Definitely try the Cinqueterre wine, for it isn't that easy to find it elsewhere.

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Claremorris, Ireland
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82 reviews 82 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We pre- booked a table for Lunch for 17th May. We have passed this restaurant many times on our visits to Cinque Terre but never got to eat here so we were really looking forward to this, one of us in particular having hankered over the place . We were seated and given basket of lovely breads ,one fried bread... More

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