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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: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 94
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  • 55
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Experience local flavoirs

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
Norman W
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Ashford, United Kingdom
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  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

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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Ashford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

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

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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London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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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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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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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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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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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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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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, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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