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Antica Osteria Luchin

Via Bighetti 51, 16403 Chiavari, Italy
0185 301063
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Ranked #65 of 110 Restaurants in Chiavari
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

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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55 reviews 55 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
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93 reviews 93 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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42 reviews 42 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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