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Antica Osteria Luchin

Via Bighetti 51, 16403 Chiavari, Italy
0185 301063
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Ranked #58 of 106 restaurants in Chiavari
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Baton Rouge, LA, USA
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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41 reviews 41 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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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Hadera, Israel
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Authentic and friendly atmosphere. Print an interesting dish. The steak was excellent. Two types of pasta we took were very tasty. The dessert can be eaten on the beach. The waiter was friendly and patient despite not speaking a word of English.

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Sacramento, California
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103 reviews 103 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Our friend Steve recommended we try Luchin. We ordered the farinata and the soup as suggested. We also tried the lasagna. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal. It's a very attractive restaurant with good local food and friendly service. Thanks, Steve!

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sacramento
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

Farinata is a chickpea flour dish that is fried in huge piaya pans in a large wood oven. Very informal, benches and tables. The minestrone is like my mom made. Very green, hearty and delicious. She was born 15 kilometers from Chiavari. Locals eat here. It is closed on Sundays.You may hear a Ligurian dialect. Zena means Genova in the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

Extremely enjoyable and unpretentious restaurant with mainly locals eating there. Get there early as it gets really busy.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

Good restaurant and great introduction to local Ligurian specialties - the plain farinata was delicious. Good fish and other specialties. Service was good and waiter liked trying out his English. Recommend this to travellers in Chiavari area.

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Riverside, Connecticut
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

We had read about Luchin in David Downie's food book on Liguria and were driving from Santa Margherita Ligure to Monterosso, a mere hour away. We decided to voyage with our rental car and try to find Luchin. TOTALLY worth it. We got a parking space a block away and were able to get a table immediately (it was lunchtime).... More

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