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Viale Achille Franceschi 29, 55042 Forte Dei Marmi, Italy
+39 0584 82219
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 109
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  • 66
    Very good
  • 21
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  • 13
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  • 20
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great setting for a sunset dinner

Orsa Maggiore is a restaurant situated at the beach, where the homonymous beach club is located. The food is very good and the service friendly and professional but the real reason for coming would be the stunning sunset view of the beach and the sea that one can experience when dining. Fresh fish... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
Manuela G
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New York City
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

I ate here twice in July 2015 and enjoyed absolutely everything about the restaurant. Food, service, ambiance, all are excellent.

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Ristorante Orsa... R, Proprietario at L'Orsa Maggiore, responded to this review

We are happy we you are happy! Thank you very much. Enrico More 

New York City
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82 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Orsa Maggiore is a restaurant situated at the beach, where the homonymous beach club is located. The food is very good and the service friendly and professional but the real reason for coming would be the stunning sunset view of the beach and the sea that one can experience when dining. Fresh fish is prepared well and one should always... More 

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Thank Manuela G
London
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76 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

In a lovely beach setting we were expecting much from this restaurant in the evening. We were bitterly disappointed by both the food (inedible in the main) and virtually non existent service. Getting the (inflated) bill was a saga in itself and having asked for it four times I warned the waiter that unless it is delivered forthwith we are... More 

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Thank travel-agent-boris
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The food was beautifully presented but not wonderful in taste. The setting is like an elegant beach club. Bread on the table was not fresh. Prices very high. I would not go back.

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Thank Donna H
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
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185 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

L'Orsa Maggiore means the Great Dipper in English and this beautiful and elegant restaurant on the beach in Forte dei Marmi is a perfect place fr a romantic dinner or a gathering with friends. The owner makes everything right, decoration, menu, wine list , service. We wanted a Risotto which was not on the menu and they made it for... More 

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Thank Thomas K
Cannes, France
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

As others have said, the setting of this restaurant is lovely and the interior is beautiful but it is let down but very slow service and astounding prices. One starter described as "scallops" consisted of just one lonely scallop, a spoonful of sauce and a parmesan wafer - all for €23. The steak looked sensational but you are required to... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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89 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

The food was Ok and I am sure we dont select the best dishes, and I dont like they dont advise us when we select the wine that they only have a couple of bottles left, you dont do that serving a big party, but the setting is fantastic and been joined by a great full moon was priceless.

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Thank Issyboy
London, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

You know when you are at a special restaurant, not just because of the setting and the service - even the more ordinary seems noticeably better than you expected. I had a carpaccio of sea bass that was really good and then grouper cooked with vegetables. Both were excellent. We got the restaurant to produce a birthday cake, so I... More 

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Thank BAF_52
New York City, New York
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52 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful restaurant with most tables at Bagno located on the beach . Excellent seafood and exemplary service . Third visit and highly recommend .

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Thank Ngreig
Padua, Italy
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1,029 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We just had to indulge to see what we would get for 150 euros for a beach bed , the cheapest ( for two people) 200 for a bigger shade a little closer to the water. Now this place oozes CHIC , there is no riff raff here . No screaming mums chasing kids , no chairs so close to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Viale Achille Franceschi 29, 55042 Forte Dei Marmi, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Lucca  >  Forte Dei Marmi
  • Phone Number: +39 0584 82219

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 56 - 102
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic

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