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“Disappointing” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Il Gambero Rosso

Il Gambero Rosso
lungomare A. Doria 70, Porto Ercole, Italy
0564-832650
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Ranked #12 of 31 Restaurants in Porto Ercole
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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62 reviews 62 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013 via mobile

Tiny portions and curious attitude made for a disappointing overpriced meal in what is a very attractive setting on the waterfront. The better reviewed places were busy so we tried this one despite the adverse reviews already in. They were right. We were not happy to pay top dollar for what was provided. On the positive side the chips were good and the white wine was cold. The negatives spoiled our meal.

Visited June 2013
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  • Dutch first
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  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
Geneva, Switzerland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“superb setting and good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

You have to make reservations for this restaurant, don't try and just walk in you will be disappointed as they are full most of the time and there is a reason for that.

Good food and nice wines, in a superb location overlooking the harbor.

They are a bit rushed because they want to turn the tables around 3 x a night, so don't let them rush you :-) take your time and enjoy.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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49 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“Very solid food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

This is a step up from the typical tourist restaurant--good quality ingredients, nice view and good overall atmosphere. Pasta was very good, the fish fresh and tasty. It's located on the port, was a very nice experience. Fairly priced in general. Would go back.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Lovely!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013 via mobile

Loved it. Had an appetizer of 6 fishes. All delicious. The sea bass for dinner. Yummy. Desserts also wonderful. Nice relaxing evening overlooking the Port and the boats. Highly recommend!

  • 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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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Nice hot lunch in rainy Porto Ercole”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

Came for a short trip to Orbetello and rented a scooter to go around Porto Ercole and Santo Stefano. I arrived at Ercole in the rain so was looking for a place to warm up for lunch. And I found Gambero Rosso by chance, just by the port.
The food was very good, the ambiance warm and welcoming, and the manager was very pleasant.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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