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Calata Doria, 102, 19025, Porto Venere, Italy
+39 0187 790622
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Everything great...slow service

Great location, we were a few meters from the sea, weather was perfect ( for a november sunday). Food is very good and the wine list is great. The only thing we didnt appreciate was the slow service... at the end we stood up and went to the counter to ask for coffee and pay.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 8, 2015
Anthony M
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Florence, Italy
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593 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2,077 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Positively one of the best evenings we spent in Portovenere. It seldom happens that everything comes together perfectly as it did on the night we dined here. We loved the location right at the end of the peninsula with the very close proximity of the Mediterranean sea. The evening was balmy and the color of the water and the sky... More 

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Presto, Pennsylvania
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015 via mobile

What a surprise after experiencing a train struck and having to substitute a trip to Portovenere instead of the Cinque Terre; we were not disappointed. You can even spot Vernazza from the promitory. The restaurant was equally special. Visit on purpose and dine here.

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Florence, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

Great location, we were a few meters from the sea, weather was perfect ( for a november sunday). Food is very good and the wine list is great. The only thing we didnt appreciate was the slow service... at the end we stood up and went to the counter to ask for coffee and pay.

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Thank Anthony M
Bagni di Lucca, Toscana, Italy
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76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

I looked at this restaurant before doing a walk of the historic sights. It was then recommended by one of the local shopkeepers and was worth the visit and the cost, eating the best food whilst watching a calm sea and seagoing vessels

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

The setting alone is perfect - below San Pietro church, ON the harbor opening into the Mediterrean. If it's not a nice day or too cool to eat in its outside section, try to reserve a window seat for the best views, though from anywhere in the restaurant you can at least get a peek outside. I went there for... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Le Bocche is tucked away from Portovenere's other busy venues, but the view is beautiful right at the water's edge. The dining room has a modern decor and the staff were very attentive and spoke perfect English. Add to that that the food was delicious and that the price was average for the area - then you have a place... More 

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Thank Allan S
Stuttgart, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

The location could not be better: direct at he port with nice views to the sea. Delicious seafood and wine!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Terrific and picturesque location- right by the exit to the sea. Chose an outside table by the stone wall and with a good umbrella to protect us from the sun. Had a delicious rombo with potatoes. The fish was very moist and juicy with tiny olives that were so tasty. The potatoes were very tender and moist. Hubby is not... More 

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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

We walked along from where most restaurants in the village were clustered, to the hill at the end of the promenade where on top is the church of San Pietro. Below the hill right next to the sea we found La Bocche. Our table on the left of the terrace was right by the sea, and we were able to... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Restaurants in Porto Venere are quite different in the evening to the lunchtime when the ferry boats dock from La Spezia or Cinque Terre. Our meal was relaxed the service excellent and the dishes ordered had a significant amount of garnish. The fish and shellfish was beautifully fresh as you would expect (even if it is not brought ashore at... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calata Doria, 102, 19025, Porto Venere, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Porto Venere
  • Phone Number: +39 0187 790622

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings

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