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Ristorante Via Venti

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Via Venti Settembre 32, 19016 Monterosso al Mare, Italy
+39 0187818347
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've been following Rick's guide for our trip to Italy and this is the first time it's led us astray. And boy was this a fantastic failure. We arrived in Monterosso this afternoon so we missed lunch. We figured we'd snack a bit and have early dinner. We know Italians dine late so this could be an opportunity to dine... More 

Thank Carlos M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in here for lunch. Staff were very friendly and helpful. My wife had gnocchi with pesto and I had tagliatelle with wild mushrooms. The gnocchi was delicious. The pasta could have done with more mushrooms. Would come back because there were many attractive items on menu. Was recommended by Rick Steves and deservedly so.

Thank FGScot
Fitchburg, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled across this exceptional place after realizing too late we needed reservations at most places. The staff was accommodating, getting us a table quickly, and then friendly the rest of the evening. The service was prompt and it had a local feel. The food was awesome, as well! Highly recommended!!!

Thank Jake C
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

We loved this restaurant so much we came back 2 nights in a row! The location is perfect as it off the main street which gives it a very quite, romantic feel. The food was delicious, local wine is a must, and whatever you do - don't skip on dessert! It was amazing!

Thank Kelly1106
Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

This small restaurant off on a lovely alley was so nice. Indoor and outdoor seating. Attentive service and very good food. A nice restaurant around the corner from the beaten track and well worth it!

Thank Lisa S
Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

We had an awesome meal here. The pasta was excellent, especially the one stuffed with pear and cheese with Chefs sauce. The pesto gnocchi was great too. Friendly and personal service at a family restaurant.

Thank sdigel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

We ended up her by coincident. A very nice small street in Monterosso. A typical Italian fine food restaurant. We had the raw fish (very very nice) and .... the fresh home made pasta with fresh crab. WOW! The last time we had crab that tasted this fine was in Alaska. OMG this was great! No, it wasn't cheap. But... More 

Thank Martin G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

On a Rick Steves recommendation, we had a lovely dinner at Via Venti. The meat and cheese appetizers were out of this world. I had fresh grilled calamari and delicious grilled veggies. I also highly recommend the red house wine. The wait staff was very attentive and the food was incredible. Best of all, the prices were very reasonable.

Thank allyjacks0601
Mahwah, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

We chose this place based on its description in the Rick Steves guidebook and it was a great choice! Its small but we were able to get an outside table on a Tuesday in July at around 8PM without a reservation. Its a little tough to find but the setting in an idyllic little lane and the food was delicious.

Thank Scott J
Chester Springs, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

There are so many restaurant possibilities in Monterossa, and so many with fine reviews, that it is a challenge to select the special places. Via Venti was recommended to us as a favorite of locals, and we enjoyed it so much that over the week of our visit we had dinner there twice. Each time we loved the food and... More 

Thank Nick R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Venti Settembre 32, 19016 Monterosso al Mare, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Cinque Terre  >  Monterosso al Mare
  • Phone Number: +39 0187818347

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