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L'Ancora della Tortuga

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Salita Cappuccini, 6, Monterosso al Mare, Italy
0187-800-065
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12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My friends and I spent 5 days in Monterosso and this restaurant was THE place for a special meal. The setting is so beautiful with sea views, the tower, the beaches, the hillsides, etc. It is an intimate restaurant with both indoor and outdoor setting. We had a lovely evening meal there on the last night of our trip. The... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

One of our favorite spots ever for a glass of wine. Spectacular ambience, nice service, good wine glasses and reasonable wine and beer prices.

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Thank sdigel
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant has a wonderful location overlooking the Medditaranian. We where there at lunch, and in fact, it's too hot to sit up on the terrace. Go in side or come for dinner. The anti-pastas are delicious all of them, and we tried quite many. Go for the anti-pasta selection, if you ain't enough to try many and taste each... More 

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Thank Anne L
Cornwall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived in Monterosso and looked on tripadvisor to find a good restaurant. After wandering down the street we came across this one. It's is in the BEST location of any restaurant in the town. Tried getting a table but unfortunately they were fully booked. Luckily we were saying in the town for two night so booked for the second night.... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of the best restaurants and best meal which we had the pleasure to enjoy during our month long stay in Italy. The octopus "salad", or vapore, depending upon which menu you look at, is stupendous. I am still dreaming of it. The fresh anchovies were divine and we over-ordered with whole fish, but it, too was spectacular.... More 

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Thank Peggy E
Creston, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant gem came highly recommended by my brother, a worldwide traveler; when he says "go" I know it's legit. We made a reservation a few days in advance and were seated downstairs and inside. My husband and I and our two daughters aged 18 & 16 started with Aperol spritzers (which btw quickly became a must with every lunch... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Make sure you get a reservation because by dinner time, they had no more tables. We made a reservation on our first night for the end of our trip and loved having this dinner to look forward to. We loved the fried bread they served with the meal! It was delicious! I got a shrimp pasta while my husband got... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

By far this is the best and most popular restaurant Monterosso. Great menu and wine list. Be sure to book a week in advance as all the tables both inside and outside go really quick. Staff are friendly and service is quick. The degustation menu is a good way to sample all the dishes this restaurant has to offer –... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I ate here just before he proposed to me on a walk after dinner. While my review may be biased due to the level of happiness associated with the memory, I do recall that the food was fresh and delicious. The view was also lovely. Monterosso, and Cinque Terre in general, is a magical place and L'Ancora... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Due to limited time in Monterosso, we decided to visit L'Ancora della Tortuga for lunch. The restaurant took its time to open, but we were seated promptly. The views were amazing and the seafood was fresh. The service was not bad, although not good either. Overall a good restaurant in a spectacular location.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Salita Cappuccini, 6, Monterosso al Mare, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Cinque Terre  >  Monterosso al Mare
  • Phone Number: 0187-800-065

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