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All 47 Porto Venere Restaurants

Osteria il Carugio

Via Capellini 66, 19025 Porto Venere, Italy
0187 790617
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Ranked #28 of 47 Restaurants in Porto Venere
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations

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Heule, Belgium
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53 reviews 53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

this may be the most local and authentic family restaurant in Portovenere. the menu is not large, you can only choose from 5 things. We ate the local specialty with pesto sauce but this was no meal. Dissapointing...

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Oakham, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Came across the restaurant by chancewhen we were looking for somewhere authentic for lunch. A really good find. Wooden panelling and lovely family photograph's and memorabilia on the walls. Still run very much by family members who are great characters. Limited menu but very good value.The stuffed mussels and the bean soup were fine. Local half litre of white wine... More

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Albany, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We came upon this busy little restaurant on a Monday evening after finding Portivene Un Mare di Sapori closed and what a treat we had! We were greeted and promptly seated by the gruff host, Antonio, who not only seats and serves, but sings and plays electric piano too! We were amused when one of the locals pitched in to... More

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Oregon
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91 reviews 91 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The menu is very small. They must concentrate on doing a few things very well. I know our meal was very good. Just seafood here, in an osteria that has been family owned and run for many years. I asked the waiter/owner about the large old photo near the door. He proudly said that was his nonno (grandfather)! We ordered... More

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Canberra, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We picked this restaurant as it looked like it had locals in it! Not top of the list for atmosphere but with quick service and lovely food. We wanted to be back out enjoying the beautiful sights of Portvenere! My stuffed mussels (Cozze ripieni) were just delicious and the local pesto, for which Liguria is well-known, was excellent. When I... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

We chose the osteria because of the typical ambience, but were more than dissapointed with the service and the food.the portions are tiny,a simple pasta dish costs 9eur and all you get is pasta with a drop of sauce. For such a place,the cover (2eur) is not appropriate. This is by far the worst place in Italy we've eaten.

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Milan, Italy
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014 via mobile

it was the second time we went to Portovenere and second time here: the mesciua (soup) really good and tasty, the mussel were peefect and the fish great! Not suitable for "shabby-chic" tourist :-)

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Paris
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56 reviews 56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

We've stopped to have lunch at this osteria on our day trip to Porto Venere as a group of thirteen people. The menu was short and featured basic dishes such as spaghetti with pesto and octopus salad. I have ordered the latter and the dish was delicious in its simplicity. Contrary to what other reviewers have mentioned, the host did... More

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La Spezia, Italy
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

We've been going to Carugio for over 25 years now, arguably a masochistic experience since the service is wantonly chaotic and, at least in the past, customers were likely to get yelled at. The menu is very limited and the dishes expensive, for an osteria. Still, the anchovies in oil and lemon are great, the caprino cheese with oil is... More

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Newcastle
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270 reviews 270 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
190 helpful votes 190 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

We walked up along the main street, Via Capellini, which was unchanged since my last visit about 7 years ago, as was the lunch menu at Antica Osteria Del Carugio where I ate lunch on my last visit. On that occasion, it was packed with locals and run by an eccentric man who shouted at everyone, and his mother, who... More

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Additional Information about Osteria il Carugio

Address: Via Capellini 66, 19025 Porto Venere, Italy
Phone Number: 0187 790617
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Porto Venere
Cuisine: Italian

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