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“Good LIgurian Food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Antica Osteria Tre Archi

Antica Osteria Tre Archi
Via Sotto Gli Uffizi, Sarzana, Italy
+39 0187 625152
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Ranked #31 of 158 Restaurants in Sarzana
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Salt Lake City
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
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“Good LIgurian Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

We ate 2 times at Tre Archi during the annual Guitar Meeting at Sarzana. They represent themselves as offering Ligurian food- with the regional and local pastas and sauces and second (meat or fish) dishes, and good preparations. Overall, Sarzana has maybe 6 blue chip restaurants that represent the regional cuisine better than Tre Archi, we thought, and are more fairly priced. Tre Archi seems to be geared towards tourists rather than locals, which is not usually a good sign. I would suggest walking the old city, looking at menus, and choosing somewhere else if you want authenticity and more good Ligurian fare for your money.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

From the outside this looked appealing but I'm afraid that the service and food didn't match up to expectations. The whole place just seemed geared up towards getting the tourists in and out of the door. The staff were clearly busy but being rushed off their feet resulted in a catalogue of errors as the wrong starters were brought, the side dishes didn't arrive, the wrong deserts turned up. We would have forgiven all of that if we had had one waiter/waitress to have a dialogue with but we were served at varying times by up to five different people that added to the confusion. Could I say that the food was great? Unfortunately not. We came away with a distinctively average feel.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Chur, Graubunden, Switzerland
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59 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
“JUST GREAT”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

We were looking for another restaurant in Sarzana. After some unsuccessful tries to locate it we passed the Osteria Tre Archi by chance - and were immediately intrigued. It's in the old part of the city and it's interior with old stone walls and candle light is charmingly italian. The food is even better: They are very creative and offer several local specialities, such as raw artichoke salade, home-made pasta and a wide variety of very special antipasti, primi and secondi piati. The food is surprising and well beyond the usual 0815 italian food. They speciality there is different kind of meat that is brought to the table raw, together with a hot stone. You can prepare your meat directly at the table yourself - quite a spectacle. But also for vegetarians, there is a great choice of things. As a plus, they offer a good selection of Italian wines.
Prices are very moderate for what you get. I can definitively recommend this place!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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rome
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Overall an extremely pleasant experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013 via mobile

The food is very good the atmosphere is fantastic the service is good and definitely affordable. One other good thing is that dogs are allowed inside.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Ghent, Belgium
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Good value for money”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

Been there 2 over the last two years and never dissapointed, the pastas are great as well as the fried seafood platters.

Visited September 2011
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