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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Beautiful View, Excellent Dinner

We had dinner with our friends after the long hike from Manarola-Volastra-Corniglia. We were looking really forward to this dinner with a beautiful view. For starters we had sardines(Acciughe) in all forms,and that was excellent. Then everybody had the orata over the Himalayan salt block which... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
John A N
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Stafford, United Kingdom
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210 reviews 210 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW via mobile

The food is interesting but maybe more expensive than some of the competition. Ate here two nights running because of the quality of the food and some unusual ingredients. Would go again!

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27 reviews 27 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

We dined inside since it was a little chilly on the patio, but still had good views to the sea. Though my wife rarely has seafood, she liked her salmon and my sea bass. The dishes were a bit stingy on the sides. Service was ok but not as friendly as other restaurants we visited.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

We had dinner with our friends after the long hike from Manarola-Volastra-Corniglia. We were looking really forward to this dinner with a beautiful view. For starters we had sardines(Acciughe) in all forms,and that was excellent. Then everybody had the orata over the Himalayan salt block which was quite innovative and delicious except my wife swallowed a small fishbone or spine,... More 

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Temecula, California
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24 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Enjoy delicious food right on the cliff. Food was wonderful and the view amazing! The sunset was going down as we sipped wine and enjoyed one of the most romantic settings. There are two tables for two that we reserves earlier in the day.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW via mobile

My wife and I were on our honeymoon in Cinque Terre last week and hopped a train from Manarola to Monterosso, and during our extended walk along the coast, we crossed paths with L'Ancora della Tortuga. The staff was incredibly friendly, accommodating, and we were able to sit at a perfect table with a magnificent view of the Italian Rivierra.... More 

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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

We were there for a late dinner in the indoor section which is very cosy and overlooks the sea and the cliffs which were beautifully lighted at night. Food was very good, including local specialties as wee as the wine and dessert.

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Huntington, CT
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We had walked by L'Ancora della Tortuga shortly after arriving in Monterosso and it looked interesting. Selene, the front desk person at our hotel, La Colonnina, also highly recommended it. I wish we had gone there the first night because we certainly would have gone back; it was sooo good. We sat outside right by the wall overlooking the water,... More 

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Ringoes, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The location and the view from this restaurant was stunning. It's definitely a great spot for a special occasion, very romantic. The night before we went, they were closed for a private event... a wedding. It must have been beautiful! All of the food was great, but the bread, specifically the puffy bread, was the best bread that I have... More 

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Elgin, Illinois
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The restaurant is on a cliff and overlooks the ocean, so its hard to beat the view and atmosphere. The pasta and fish were excellent. My husband had a beef dish, just to take a break from seafood and pasta, and he thought it was just ok. The service wasn't outstanding, but it wasn't terrible either. We had a reservation,... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

When we first arrived, they were full but they were very accommodating and helpful and created a table for us. I would recommend booking to avoid disappointment because you don't want to miss out on a very special meal here. We had the special lobster tagliatelle and this was without a doubt one of the best if not the best... More 

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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

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