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Ristorante La Caravella

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Via Marconi 1, 18039 Ventimiglia, Italy
+39 (0) 184239567
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Dining options: Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 16
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  • 13
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  • 15
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great food lousy service

Ventimiglia is a delightful friendly small town. La Caravella is in a lovely location. The food yesterday was excellent but the sevice very slow and the waiters unattentive. A young Italian couple spent sometime studying the menu outside and, no doubt, the prices but they took the plunge and came... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 11, 2015
JohnWHenleyonThames
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Henley on Thames
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Ventimiglia, Italy
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

The food is excellent for those who like fresh fish, a wine cellar enviable, the service is done professionally by three friendly guys. Dino, the chef, is a character partricolare, friendly and competent. Prices are in line with the quality and freshness of the products.

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USA
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

We headed to this restaurant on a sunny day, attracted by some of the reviews seen on TA. Several of them were describing a nice location by the sea, so our first disappointment was to find out that a street is in between the restaurant and the beach and that, once seated, all what we would have been able to... More 

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Henley on Thames
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Ventimiglia is a delightful friendly small town. La Caravella is in a lovely location. The food yesterday was excellent but the sevice very slow and the waiters unattentive. A young Italian couple spent sometime studying the menu outside and, no doubt, the prices but they took the plunge and came in They were virtually ignored (deliberately?)by the waiters and after... More 

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Thank JohnWHenleyonThames
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

The best mussels prepared & tasted - no sand/grit - in fact better than back home Ostend Belgium......and service was very attendive. Excellent establishment to be recomended.

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Thank Alex Q
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

We had one of the best lunches of our trip. Fresh fish, homemade pasta - excellent food and service. We were just wandering around Ventimiglia when we found this place - so glad we did! A bit on the expensive side for lunch but there were four of us and we had wine and a 3 course meal.

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Ariège
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137 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

By now, we get kisses hello when we go there. And Dino, the chef, keeps getting better and better. You can get spaghetti con vongole practically anywhere, even just down the block and by the sea... Forget it. This one is so fine, so expertly balanced, you just know love is in this plate! Same with the tuna tartare, or... More 

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Thank kiricol
Monaco-Ville, Monaco
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

This is the place for fresh seafood. Marvellous fried anchovies, very good spaghetti all vongole, perfectly grilled swordfish. A comprehensive wine list with reasonable prices. The helpings are very generous, so unless you're starving, one dish will suffice. Main-dishes around €20.

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Nice, France
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190 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

They have a great selection of fish based dishes. I have been there several times and the food is always excellent. We had Samuel as a waitor and he was very helpful and attentive to all our needs. Strongly recommended

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Dallas, Texas
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231 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 256 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I tried this restaurant right after Christmas, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The food was high-quality and the service, excellent. The ambience of the place is stylish, great for a date or a celebration. I had the antipasti misti di pesce - phenomenal! Then I tried the sautéed tuna with sweet and sour onions that - while a little bit... More 

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Thank robertocusato
Menton, France
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

"La Caravella" is an institution in Ventimiglia since 3 decades. A few years ago it was taken over. Would it still be as good ? Well we had lunch today and found it even better. The chef Dino who is also the owner made for us a Fritto Misto di Pesce which was fabulous. Followed by Spaghetti ai Funghi Porcini... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Marconi 1, 18039 Ventimiglia, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Ventimiglia
  • Phone Number: +39 (0) 184239567

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  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

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