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Nelson Tavern

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Italian, Mediterranean, International
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Nelson Tavern
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Via Scali d'Azeglio 64, 57123 Livorno, Italy
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Via Scali d'Azeglio 64, 57123 Livorno, Italy
+39 334 9235618
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Livorno's BEST Restaurant/ Pub

Nelson Tavern is always our first stop when arriving Livorno (and our last when departing!!!)... By far, the Nelson offers the best in quality of food, drinks, service, clientele and atmosphere! The generosity of the owner, Marino, is outstanding. Every night there is an over abundant buffet of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 6, 2014
Melanie H
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Nelson Tavern is always our first stop when arriving Livorno (and our last when departing!!!)... By far, the Nelson offers the best in quality of food, drinks, service, clientele and atmosphere! The generosity of the owner, Marino, is outstanding. Every night there is an over abundant buffet of snacks/ appetizers offered to the customers while enjoying top-shelf drinks. If you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Whenever you are in Livorno make sure you stop at the Nelson Tavern. I took to it from day 1. Perfect place to spend your evenings, Marino (owner) and his staff provide and excellent service and always make you feel welcome. Beer is very good (lager & ale) food, whether it's 'apericena' or menu, you can't go wrong. Great atmosphere... More 

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Reading, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Both me and Fiencé found this place and decided to have a few drinks, great atmosphere and friendly staff! we decided to come back the following day for some food, very impressed! some Fries, and shellfish and a cold pint of beer! what else could you ask for? My Fiencé loved the cocktails too, we asked for a shot of... More 

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Livorno
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Nelson Tavern is still the best pub in Livorno! Even though I don't live in Livorno I still visit frequently. The service is first-rate and the food is outstanding. The bartenders are true mixologists and the wine selection is superb. The tavern offers an 'apericena' which features a cocktail (or wine) and a buffet of freshly prepared dishes for only... More 

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I came back here after 3 years and still is great. But this time they have a new chef and she is amazing serving "Spaghetti allo Scoglio" perfectly al dente and with truly fresh fish. The place is incredible authentic and looks like to be in a ship. I surely recommend it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Great place near the port for with an excellent spread of free appetizers during Happy Hour. A full menu, strongly recommend the mussels, very nice. Plenty of seating and two large TV's for viewing sports games. Very nice and friendly staff, English is spoken well by all of them. Outdoor seating is typical, along the sidewalk but nice. Plenty of... More 

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Stalybridge, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Great atmosphere, great bar, try Mike the bar mans special shots, the owner was usually in the bar and is very friendly as are the locals, it has a British Pub style but very Italian friendliness would love to call again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Excellent pub, and definitely the best in Livorno. Great beer, great whiskey, good music, friendly, clean and tidy, and the best cheesecake I have eaten. Dinner is also very good. If you are in Livorno it's definitely worth a visit if you are looking for a good old pub in Livorno.

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Livorno
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

The Nelson Tavern is the best place in Livorno to meet for an apertif with your friends. The location is ideal and Marino and his staff always make you feel welcome. The drinks are great, the food is wonderful and the prices are honest. The place is nicer every time I visit because Marino continues to add to the decor.... More 

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Livorno, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Even though the service is amazing, the staff goes above and beyond what is expected. Every visit is better than the visit before. The buffet food is to die for and the cheesecake is the best in Livorno!! You must try it to believe it!! Don't leave without dessert!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Scali d'Azeglio 64, 57123 Livorno, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Livorno  >  Livorno
  • Phone Number: +39 334 9235618

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 29 - 72
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, International

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