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“Disappointing” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Ristorante Da Ciccio

Ristorante Da Ciccio
Via Fabricotti, 71, 19030 Bocca di Magra, Italy
+39 0187- 65568
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Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Seattle, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2011

We came to this highly acclaimed restaurant and left underwhelmed. No question, the setting is lovely, a charming little village along the river mouth of the Magra with views of the surrounding Apennine Mountains. Sadly, in comparison to the many other fine eating establishments in the region, this one did not compute. We ate scampi crudi (raw) which tasted past their prime, gamberetti carciofi alla griglia (shrimp with artichokes) ... sadly the shrimp tasted rubbery and the artichokes were not fresh, and then a disappointing grigliata mista (a mix of tuna, squid, and scampi). For desert we had home made profiteroles (Bindi makes better). All together, with an excessively sweet Vermentino, a bottle of water, and two coffees we spent 110 euro (far more than warranted). I have dined here many times in years past and will not likely return. Sad how things change sometimes.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
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boston
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57 reviews 57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“charming”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2011

My wife and I recently enjoyed an excellent lunch at Cappinina Ciccio, a large ristorante in the marina town of Boca di Magra. I loved the pesto, while my wife enjoyed the fried calamari. Both dishes were truly exceptional. The wine, a vermentino from Liguria, was also delicious and a great value. The service was refined and professional. The maitre d'(?Giovanni) was welcoming and friendly without being hurried or intrusive. The setting is beautiful.

  • Visited July 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“The Best in Bocca di Magra”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2011

What a wonderful restaurant with such wonderful service. I would go back to this restaurant anyday. A little pricey but well worth the visit in a beautiful yachting community.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sweden
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Excellent italian seafood”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2010

Capannina Ciccio is as old as Bocca Di Magra. It has always been there next to the port with lovely sea and mountain view. It has always been there summer and winter, serving excellent traditional food with emphasizes at seafood. Not luxurious, no fuzz but just straight forward good food and service. Do not miss the trolley with all the cakes and deserts. Although it is rather large and with big refreshing terraces it is very popular so do not forget to book.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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