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Il Laghetto da Marcello

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Via Portonovo | Loc. Portonovo, 60129, Ancona, Italy
+39 071 801183
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Province of Parma, Italy
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed August 29, 2016

One of our party found a glass splinter in the tiramisu. We brought this to that attention of the owner, Marcello, who suggested that it probably occurred in opening the 'honey jar' in which the tiramisu was served. We then brought him the 'honey jar' to demonstrate that it was intact and smooth everywhere. This was largely met by a... More 

Thank Clon457
1 review
Reviewed August 7, 2016

Il Laghetto was the biggest mistake my friends and I made during our almost perfect reunion we had last week at Portonovo. This restaurant is the classic example of overrated establishment, poorly run by unprofessional and mediocre personnel. The food was terrible, the service even worst. We were left without glassware and flatware for the most part. All the food... More 

Thank Alberto F
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed July 18, 2016

The seafood risotto is very tasty and reasonable. Nice location and service. Bit rough round the edges compared to the other two beach front restaurants but the food is good.

Thank N0llid
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

Great place near the beach and friendly staff! Had large(!!!) gamba's and classic pasta vongole. Also we were offered a real portonovo dish with seagrass and ansjovis. Would definately come to this place again!

Thank Mdrie
Breda, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
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56 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

When we arrived I was affraid that we are having lunch at a tourist hot spot, but the food was amazing good and the winelist serious. Then the spot is unic

Thank Ron A
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

We had a wonderful mussel pasta dish. The wait staff was extremely friendly and attentive. The view of the Adriatic was beautiful. The price was very reasonable. The view of the sea is beautiful from the restaurant!

Thank Chris S
den haag
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138 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed August 25, 2015 via mobile

When visiting Portonuovo do eat here. Nice staff and good service. Try to local seafood pasta and the mixed fried seafood. Mussels with lemon are good too! Loved the sardines and have a glass of Verdicchio from Jesi. Nice view of the beach.

Thank Judith v
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed August 18, 2015 via mobile

The size of the mix sea apetizer was for 2 people when it should have been for 4 at the price of 39€!! There were 2 pieces of everything and we were 4 so we could taste almost nothing. The pasta was ok but again portions very small, they bring one big plate and then we need to share. The... More 

Thank Benjisan
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed August 9, 2014

I always love coming to Marcello. The food, the people and the surroundings makes me love Italy and Le Marche instantly. All the best the sea has to offer is served at Marcello's. We pre-ordered the famous Brodetto and it was all we expected and more! Thank you, Marcello & co for again a great pranzo! Veniamo presto!

Thank vanH3berg
Southampton, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed August 14, 2013

A nice and clean restaurant on the beach of Portonovo with good food and good portions. A little bit expensive but the location and food's quantity repay the final bill....

Thank oibafomer

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Romantic, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Portonovo | Loc. Portonovo, 60129, Ancona, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Marche  >  Province of Ancona  >  Ancona
  • Phone Number: +39 071 801183

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?