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Ristorante Il Timone

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Italian, Chowder
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Piazza Milano 2, 16033 Lavagna, Italy (Formerly Il Gozzo Di Pietro)
+39 (0)185 307110
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  • 19
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Consistently good food

Rich menu, with wide selection of typical food from the area. Fish is always very fresh and well prepared. Pizza is OK. For large groups or after a boat exit, this is a good simple place for a good meal.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2014
pieroinusa
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Norwalk, Connecticut
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156 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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162 reviews 162 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Rich menu, with wide selection of typical food from the area. Fish is always very fresh and well prepared. Pizza is OK. For large groups or after a boat exit, this is a good simple place for a good meal.

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Geneve
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

On Thursday January 9th, I had the pleasure of being invited by a local entrepreneur to this fantastic restaurant where I had a memorable seafood experience. The variety of Antipasti del mare, either cold or hot was just superbly done and presented. We had with this a Gewürztraminer which was a perfect match for the lunch. I suggest you try... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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116 reviews 116 reviews
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Had lunch and must admit that the quality of the food was good enough, however we were a bit disappointed by the quality of the service (expected more based on the reviews and prices on the menu). They were very friendly but our waitress was slow and couldn't cope with all the clients at the same time, when we got... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

The restaurant has been highly recommended by our hotel in Lavagna. So we thought we should save the best for the end of our vacations and have not been disappointed. I recommend the "antipasti royal", a firework of fantastic seafood starters, including the most delicious scampi we ever had. Delicious, fresh food and excellent service.

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Heathfield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

Superb fish dishes, and the meat was also extremely good. We had home made pasta with flavours and fillings we had not eaten before in Italy, really recommend this one, it's not cheap but wonderful value.

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Almere, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

We had dinner at Il Timone and both of us had meats for secondi. The food was okay, tasted nice and fresh and the service was good. But it wasn't the culinary delight that so many Ligurian restaurants are so only three stars from us.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

If you should ever travel to the Ligurian coast and want to know what the Italian kitchen has to offer, you should definitely go to "Il Timone" in Lavagna. It's a lovely restaurant which gives you the opportunity to taste some really excellent plates all based on the freshest fish and seafood. From tuna to swordfish, from scampi to mussels,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Piazza Milano 2, 16033 Lavagna, Italy (Formerly Il Gozzo Di Pietro)
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Lavagna
  • Phone Number: +39 (0)185 307110

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Chowder

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