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Bolle in Pentola

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Italian, Chowder, Seafood, Pasta
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Via Fazio, La Spezia, Italy
333-967-38-65
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 20
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Always good

I returned to this place during my last visit to La Spezia last week and i had a nice experience as always. Good place to go when visiting La Spezia

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
Leonardo Z
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New York, New York, United States
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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163 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We didn't know what to expect here and we're a little wary of the menu. We had no prior experience with their types of local seafoods. We had swordfish steak and mixed fried seafood. The swordfish was dry but the fried seafood was very fresh and tasty. However, we ordered the mixed seafood because it included prawns. We knew what... More 

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New York, New York, United States
Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I returned to this place during my last visit to La Spezia last week and i had a nice experience as always. Good place to go when visiting La Spezia

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Berkley, Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We stumbled upon this place as we were walking to the ristorante our B&B owner had suggested. As soon as we got to the suggested ristorante, we were instantly turned off by the amount of horse meat that was on the menu. We had seen this place on the way over and thought the menu looked great, so we headed... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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116 reviews 116 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I was there last week for dinner and was a very enjoyable experience. Very interesting dishes instead of the usual, great wine list.

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Geneva, Switzerland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

We kind of ended up here after realising that restaurants in downtown La Spezia are unlikely to take you with no reservations - even just for two persons. The menu is only seafood, but thats what you should be eating in the area, and they do it incredibly well. The selection is unique, fresh and of high quality. The owner... More 

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Nyon, Switzerland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

We had a nice experience in this small and very cosy restaurant, so we decided to go there again the following evening. The owner and the waiter were friendly and very kind. We considered the portions absolutely right as dimension. The rapport quality price is quite correct. We had different little things to taste as starter, absolutely delicious, then we... More 

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Stavanger, Norway
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Nice resturant with very good homemade food. Both starter, main course and dessert was delightful! I ordered fish of the day and it was really juicy and the taste combinations of the dish was perfect! strongly reccomended! The owners was helpful and showed good service the whole night! The local vine was also very good... The atmosphere was very relaxing... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

A wonderful little place for lunch with no written menu and very little English, but the two owners were very friendly and treated us to an outstanding lunch of unique dishes.

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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012 via mobile

We often have dinner here when we are in La Spezia, and we do not remember a single time we were disappointed. Pros: - good quality ingredients (especially seafood which is always "catch of the day") - unusual but always well chosen combinations - nice, friendly and familiar environment - pleasant location just off the main shopping streets, with outside... More 

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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2011

Be sure to get the seafood appetizer sampler! The meat was tender and juicy as well. Two young owners, very hard working. Creative and interesting decor inside. The food was fresh and homemade -- no chemical or processed aftertaste, so.you don't feel stuffed or heavy afterwards. A casual place, but what isn't, in Spezia?

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Fazio, La Spezia, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Province of La Spezia  >  La Spezia
  • Phone Number: 333-967-38-65

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 37 - 73
  • Cuisine: Italian, Chowder, Seafood, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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