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Borgo dei Cappuccini 95 | Vicino piazza Mazzini, Livorno, Italy
+39 0586890239
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great lunch!

Wonderful variety of local seafood - strongly recommended. We arrived early and watched it fill up with locals - clearly 'authentic' and the real thing. They happily tolerated our lack of Italian. Eat here if you are nearby.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
plenipotentiary
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Hampshire
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198 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

We have now visited this place many times with our friends from Livorno and it has become an absolute must place to visit. Full of atmosphere every day, even weekday lunchtime it is full of locals enjoying the great fish and seafood. We are not big fans of the local speciality "cacciuco", but we enjoy all the other dishes served... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015 via mobile

Visited this restaurant 12 years ago . Then we enjoyed the black rice and fish stew. Today we had other pasta dishes and a whole fresh fish. Great experience sitting with the locals and watching their choices. Real Italy with no airs and graces. Casual atmosphere and delicious flavours, fresh fish and local wine. Just eat what they suggest and... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This one looks dangerously shabby from the outside. And from the inside. Full of harbour workers at lunchtime. Scary. But only by the time you start talking to the staff and they start telling you the menu. Great seafood! But skip the desserts.

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Vienna
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107 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Wonderful variety of local seafood - strongly recommended. We arrived early and watched it fill up with locals - clearly 'authentic' and the real thing. They happily tolerated our lack of Italian. Eat here if you are nearby.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

A restaurant were can can eat typical Tuscan dishes.Amazing fish,meat and super appetizer all at a very affordable price.The decor is of a trattoria,but don't forget to check the varieties of gorgeous paintings from the local talented painters .

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Livorno, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Depends on what you're looking for. I've been to the Cantina several times. The food is good, the price is fair (usually around €20-25); the place is what you'd call "characteristic" but it is very definitely a bit noisy. Lots of local 'colour'. Sometimes you often have to wait for ages for a table or for the food to arrive... More 

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Vila Nova de Milfontes, Portugal
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 via mobile

After parking the car and walked for about 10 mins, all we wanted to do was to get out of Livorno. Not much to see here to be honest but we still decided to give it a try and find a place to eat. The place was packed with locals and we were lucky to get a table. It was... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 via mobile

A noicy crowded lovely place. Excellent food and service. Try Carbonara de Mare and fried baccalao - so tasteful - the best! The wine of the house is more than ok.

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Livorno, Italy
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Simple place, best food, fresh fish, honest price, friendly service. Not a touristy place. Always packed with locals. Fantabulous

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Thank Sandeena
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

We were blown away by the simple but very tasty food that was served. Although packed the waiter took all the time to explain the different dishes and recommended the best seafood we had in Tuscany.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Borgo dei Cappuccini 95 | Vicino piazza Mazzini, Livorno, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Livorno  >  Livorno
  • Phone Number: +39 0586890239

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Pizza, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?