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“A great location, but” 4 of 5 stars
Review of L'Alcione

L'Alcione
Lungomare Argentina, 24, 18012 Bordighera, Italy
39 0184 261839
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Ranked #23 of 82 Restaurants in Bordighera
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“A great location, but”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

Right on the sea-front and looking attractive this should have been an ideal place for an evening meal. The service was atroscious, which detracted from the excellent quality of the sea-bream in salt. We cancelled the pasta which they wanted to serve after the main course.

Visited July 2012
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Hamburg, Germany
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Ideal place for relaxing”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2011

You can't do much better in Bordighera if you are looking for a relaxing evening than go to the Alcione. Not right on the beach, but situated on the Lungomare (which is a pedestrian zone) where the evening corso of the locals takes place. Nice food of reliable quality, appealing wine list. Amiable service. If they'd change the menue more frequently, the place would be top notch.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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WestCountryTwo
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“We loved it. Good food and very friendly service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2011

One of the best places to go along the seafront. We have been there several times and each time we were really impressed. Some of the others (opposite) are awful.

  • Visited June 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Saint-Paul de Vence
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 60 cities Reviews in 60 cities
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
“A pleasant surprise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2009

Truly, this is not a restaurant. I could call it a wine bar, a beach bistro even though it is not directly on the beach. Still, it is a wonderful place that I patronized several times. Food is original and of excellent quality, the wine list is impressive and you get a real good and professional advice if you need. On top of that, they have an extensive list of grappas, some of them being outstanding.
The location of L'Alcione is excellent, right on the seaside in a pedestrian strolling way where you get an unblocked view of the sea. They have very pleasant outdoor seating as well as indoor. You always feel welcome and they let you enjoy your meal, your wine and, may be, your grappa almost as long as you wish since nobody is going to push you out. I'll keep going there every time I am in the area.

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