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Hosteria al Leon d'Oro

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Via Flavio Torello Baracchini 16-18, La Spezia, Italy
+39 0187 702295
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
An unexpected good experience

There's no menu. The chef (and I believe the owner) himself gives his suggestions for a very good dinner. The food is well presented and fantastic cooked.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
Phil H
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  • English first
  • French first
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English first
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

There's no menu. The chef (and I believe the owner) himself gives his suggestions for a very good dinner. The food is well presented and fantastic cooked.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Very nice! During 4 days my girlfriend and I we visited a couple restaurants in the neigborhood of Parco dell Colombaio. This one had the most personal approach, very friendly and family-like. The owner suggested our menu and cooked it himself. Best of all, he offered it as completely gluten free, even the desserts (so we could share - we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Alberto Varisco an extraorinary Cheff and an excelente person; deffinitely one of out best meals ever!!! take your time to enjoy a wonderful dinner and a great experience, not to be missed!!!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

A very grey experience. No vegetables, pasta and some fish sauce for 8 euros is not ok. Good local wine though and nice to sit outside.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The chef planned the meal for us and we were pleased with it. We were not keen when he mentioned onion pudding but it was surprisingly good. The other dishes were also good. I will recommend this restaurant

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

My wife and me have been there 3 times and we always eat very well. The cook in person came always to tell what he had freshly available for that day. The portions are not aboundant but very well prepared and price/quality is very good! Unfortunately, they are limited from the number of hovens availble and, therefore, a bit slow.... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

We arrived at this restaurant tired and hungry, and had chosen the restaurant because it was close to our accommodation and had read other reviews. At first we were a little nervous because we were the only diners (it was a Tuesday night). However the charming chef soon made as feel at home,gave us a menu in English, and left... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

The menu is a bit enigmatic, but actually the chef will come and tell you what he has to offer. Everything we had was fantastic and prepared with a lot of love. Prices are incredibly low and the service was terrific. A hidden gem!

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Liguria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2012

The Hosteria al Leon d'Oro is an intimate albeit unconventional restaurant that my partner and I happened to chance upon last summer. We were both very pleasantly impressed by Alberto's (the owner and chef) charisma and his culinary skill that we had to make a return visit. If you are hoping to sit somewhere with a stunning view you will... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Flavio Torello Baracchini 16-18, La Spezia, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Province of La Spezia  >  La Spezia
  • Phone Number: +39 0187 702295

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

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