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Via Bighetti 51, 16403 Chiavari, Italy
0185 301063
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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  • 81
    Excellent
  • 135
    Very good
  • 85
    Average
  • 53
    Poor
  • 36
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
An Institution in the hearth of the Old Town

The typical Italian Trattoria old style. The food reflects the regional traditional cuisine. Minestrone and Farinata are for me the best and i strongly recommend you to try both. Do not forget the local white wine to complete your meal.

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 8, 2015
zio1981
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Chiavari, Italy
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Abandon the Cinque Terre tourist trap for an evening and make it your job to find the charming Ligurian town of Chiavari! The alluring pedestrian area is just in front of the train station and walkable from a public parking lot. Join the lively local culture in La Passeggiata, evening happy hour stroll between 3:30-7. Delight in walking for blocks... More 

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

This place is just wonderful! Quick service and incredible food - don't miss the panissa, which is pan fried cubes of chickpea polenta with green onions. So, so, so good!

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Chiavari, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

The typical Italian Trattoria old style. The food reflects the regional traditional cuisine. Minestrone and Farinata are for me the best and i strongly recommend you to try both. Do not forget the local white wine to complete your meal.

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Chiavari, Italy
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I had a lovely meal, at Luchin. The tables are wooden and there is a big fireplaces-oven where they cook the meat directly on it. The food is really delicious and home-made

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This by far for those who like to taste the "locality" the service and food was exceptional. I can't understand the low rating. Be prepared to stand in line. Then go inside and watch the Chef with real ovens, create some brilliant food. Be patient this is a busy place. Which is a clue! It full of locals. Great atmosphere... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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53 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We ate here twice on our 6 day visit to Chiavari. Loved the whole experience, the place is a local institution, good old fashioned cooking, not a large menu, the ravioli was delicious with a good house red. Very busy, people stand around waiting for a table, which says it all.

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Baton Rouge, LA, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Luchin is not fancy, but a casual place to have a meal, like a local hangout from 100 years ago, which is what it is. We spent a week in Liguria, and then 3 days in Rome, and this was our most memorable meal. The place has old world charm, large wooden tables, fire pits for baking, locals chatting with... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

Luchin has been serving up traditional local cooking for over a hundred years. The setting is informal, the service likewise, and the food is terrific. I live nearby, and stop in for lunch or dinner every so often, when I'm in the mood for a no-nonsense meal. The farinata is legendary. The meats are local, and the fish is always... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

Fantastic food and wine,fantastic service,fantastic atmoshere,no pretentions,a great experience. We have been eating here very often over the last 13 years

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Cannes, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

This highly popular diner has a wonderful atmosphere Always very popular The food is quite heavy and they have many winter kinds of foods like stews and pot roast meats Plus the usual pastas Deserts good, but quite canteen like

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Bighetti 51, 16403 Chiavari, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Chiavari
  • Phone Number: 0185 301063

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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