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Via San Pietro 9, 19016 Monterosso al Mare, Italy
0039 0187 817367
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San Francisco
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87 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We came as a party of six adults and three children....and we were comfortably seated and warmly welcomed. We had a variety of dishes including a seafood soup, pastas, risotto, and salads. All were tasty and plentiful. The only partially negative comment was the seafood soup. It is prepared with five different types of local fish. Some of the fish... More 

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Thank Optoko
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After searching for a place for dinner on our trip to Monterosso we came across this cosy place in a tiny back alley. Wonderful, romantic, very friendly staff and good local sea food.

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Thank Maja I
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would say this place is great on the outside and has mediocre food overall. The service on the other hand is terrible. Much like many other of the establishments here, they count on guaranteed clientele with tourists and limited selection. Pick somewhere else!

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Epping
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Have been here for the last 4 years - lovely restaurant in a small back alley in old part of Monterosso. Very welcoming - you can eat inside or outside(need to book) on small wooden tables which is great being in fresh air if a little cramped - ok for 2, Food excellent - had a lovely seafood risotto but... More 

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Thank LuciaAnna
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

We had booked a table & got an outside table, which was great. We shared the seafood anti pasti, which came out not as expected. Basically boiled/steamed fish & a couple of baby prawns with some celery. No seasoning to speak of, we had to ask for oil and salt. Very bland & boring. The seafood ravioli was the other... More 

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Thank Margy T
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

We took seafood risotto (15€/person and minimum 2 person sharing) It was really good, a lot of different seafoods. Little bit spicyer than normally which was great. Big portion. Service was friendly. Would recommend!

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Ottawa
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129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

We sat at a lovely table in the alley and it was a beautiful evening which may have enhanced our experience but we really enjoyed our meal here. We had proseco to start with the lemon sardines and then a nice red wine with the seafood ravioli and swordfish. Each course was delicious, we did ask that the swordfish not... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

Seafood pasta was to die for and Gnocchi were amazing as well. The staff was really friendly. We were able to order free tap water and got to pay "separato". Coming back really soon!:)

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

This simple restaurant in the ally will challenge your personal space, but the dish I had was great. I do not normally order the anchovies, but being in the Cinque Tierra region, it is a mandatory dish to try. The dish comes out baked with anchovies, potatoes and tomatoes. It was very good with a little local white wine. Thumbs... More 

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Melbourne
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

I came here twice during my Montorosso visit. The food was great and the first time I felt so welcomed and comfortable. I was a little sad when the second time I was told they didn't want one person sitting alone at the two seater tables outside and that I would have to sit inside. There were four 2-seater tables... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via San Pietro 9, 19016 Monterosso al Mare, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Cinque Terre  >  Monterosso al Mare
  • Phone Number: 0039 0187 817367

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?