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Antica Osteria Luchin

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Via Bighetti 51, 16403 Chiavari, Italy
0185 301063
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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There are long tables with stools on each side, just find empty spots across from each other and sit down. They'll tell you - slowly and carefully - the dishes available. Choose a couple. If you want a secondo, order it later. It's busy, bustly but never frantic, the minestrone is great! And... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 6, 2015
Marima9
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Brookline MA
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Windsor, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

This is a typical old fashioned and traditional Osteria, with all its simple fashion and beauty where you can appreciate good Ligurian food. The farinata is probably the best I ever had, the trinette al pesto as Mum would make them, etc. etc. very good and quick service.

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Brookline MA
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

There are long tables with stools on each side, just find empty spots across from each other and sit down. They'll tell you - slowly and carefully - the dishes available. Choose a couple. If you want a secondo, order it later. It's busy, bustly but never frantic, the minestrone is great! And the seppie in umido, wonderful. No pretense,... More 

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Thank Marima9
Edenbridge, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

Another surprise find - fab local food, nice waiter, happy to advise us on food and local wine choices. Very good value

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Thank Lynne J
Florence, Italy
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

This a very traditional restaurant, famous for "FARINATA" a Ligurian speciality. It used to be unassuming and unexpensive. Now its prices have increased a lot, but not the quality ( my fried anchovies were just plane). I was a bit disappointed.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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156 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

What a delight. Simple, honest. Specialized on the local speciality of farinata. Made to perfection. Under the arcades, a small restaurant where time seems to stand still. It doesn't get any better.

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Thank Sjier
Ashford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 via mobile

Fantastic hubbub inside. Huge fire devoted To chickpea pancakes which are tasteless by the by. Rest of food delicious. Tasty and local to the area. highly recommended

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

In appetizer we had the bresaola & mozzarella which was really good and pasta al pesto for the main course. It was delicious! The place is nice as well. Very good value for money!

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Thank Olivia R
London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Great food great staff interesting menu with local delicacies and great seafood. Be prepared for an adventure unless fluent in Italian,

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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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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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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, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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