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Viale Italico, 3, 55042 Forte Dei Marmi, Italy
+39.0584.89323
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Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Why has this restaurant got good reviews - because it's GOOD!!! The staff are attentive - but not in that interfering way they just discretely observe and move to assist you at the appropriate point. Food, well I had seafood and it was up with the best - others had meat which looked equally... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
Simon--Newton
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Blace, France
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Delray Beach, Florida
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

Family run business. 47 years. They take pride in their service, quality of food ,and treating you like family. Season is almost over and they are still busy but tells you a lot.

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015 via mobile

This is one of the favourite restaurants by locals during off season. This place has been around since 1902 and they certainly know what they are doing. Penne Imperialle is the pasta dish to try here, you've never had anything like this. Risotto di Mare is also great.

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Thank ST7RK
Blace, France
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124 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Why has this restaurant got good reviews - because it's GOOD!!! The staff are attentive - but not in that interfering way they just discretely observe and move to assist you at the appropriate point. Food, well I had seafood and it was up with the best - others had meat which looked equally good and judging by plates (which... More 

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Thank Simon--Newton
Budapest, Hungary
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We visited this restaurant year after year and its mainating its very high standard, excellent seafood, nice atmosphere. Seems like the waiters and waitresses do not age there. Top cuisine.

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Thank GABOR K
Essex
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

We were recommended to this restaurant by one of the staff from our hotel. The setting is lovely and restaurant is along the beach and we were greeted well and shown to our table. A glass of Prosecco was immediately poured for us both as well as the menus placed on our table. There is little intimacy at the restaurant... More 

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Brno, Jihomoravsky Kraj, Czech Republic
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We were trying to find some traditional italian restaurant in area. I think we were succesfull. All dishes with seafood were delicious, just one penne was not exactly what we were expecting. I recommend spaghetti with tomato sauce and seafood - hmmm, perfect! Services were perfect, maybe too much. I didnt like when the waiter was walking around our table... More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 via mobile

The restaurant has incredible setting. The staff is amasingly professional and curteous. Every singe dish on the menu is prepared to perfect 10. No misses. This is a place for those who love perfection. We went there every night for ten days. Will miss this place until next time.

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London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This restaurant must be one of the oldest in the area and has a great atmosphere with lots of antique furnishings. The menu is different from other local restaurants, with dishes I've never seen anywhere else. We ordered something for my daughter by mistake and they replaced it free of charge, even though we'd actually eaten the dish for her... More 

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Baden, Switzerland
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We were two times in La Barca last week and it was both times a great experience. Raw seafood as a starter was nicely fresh and tasty, the fish was grilled perfect way, the grilled vegetables were the hidden jewel however - slightly marinated, al dente - wow. Take a table at the garden place - fresh air and lots... More 

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Thank A_Baden2014
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

If you're looking for a place for dinner in Forte, go to La Barca, you'll never regret it. Food, service, atmosphere - all in place. Order sea food soup (zuppo di mare) it's not a soup as one would expect, but rather a big portion of seafood stew, spicy and savory, fresh from the sea. The staff is incredibly friendly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Viale Italico, 3, 55042 Forte Dei Marmi, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Lucca  >  Forte Dei Marmi
  • Phone Number: +39.0584.89323

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups, Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children

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