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“Amazing place” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Fonte del Penitente

La Fonte del Penitente
Via di Montenero 345, 57100 Livorno, Italy
+39 0586 579481
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Ranked #26 of 395 restaurants in Livorno
Price range: $34 - $68
Cuisines: Italian, Wine Bar, Chowder
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Amazing place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

We found this restaurant when visiting the nice church in Montenero (10 min from Livorno) and were really impressed.
If, like us, you like good quality food and a calm atmosphere with no tourists in shorts, then this is definitely the place worth having lunch or dinner.
The vast majority of people there were locals, which was a good sign for us.
It is a family run, very neat restaurant with enormous range of local and other Italian regional wines. We had an amazing bottle of white wine
for something like 10 euro which is an absolutely unbelievable price even for a supermarket in London. The food was simply fantastic: we had fresh
seafood assortie and rissotto with cuttle fish, which seemed so fresh that we imagine it had just been in the sea a couple of hours before!
There were also a lot of small pleasant surprises such as hand made chocolate served with coffee and a trick at the end of the meal when the waiter watered the hot hand towel and it grew like a plant! So that all really made our day and we would definitely recommend this as a place to pop into when you are driving around Tuscany

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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