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Ristorante Il Timone

Piazza Milano 2, 16033 Lavagna, Italy (Formerly Il Gozzo Di Pietro)
+39 (0)185 307110
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Ranked #20 of 76 restaurants in Lavagna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian, Chowder
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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79% Recommend
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  • Italian first
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English first
Norwalk, Connecticut
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110 reviews 110 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 NEW

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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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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98 reviews 98 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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Tallinn, Estonia
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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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