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Gran Caffe Defilla

Corso Garibaldi 4, 16043 Chiavari, Italy
+39 0185 309829
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible9%
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“gelato” (5 reviews)
“ice cream” (5 reviews)
“old town” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Cafe, Wine Bar
$$ - $$$
Corso Garibaldi 4, 16043 Chiavari, Italy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Aperitif was ok but high on the starch content. Chips, puff pastry. It was alright but would have given a higher rating if not for the mopeds firing up beside you while you try to enjoy your drink. You could go inside which has nice...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Bywood
Reviewed September 23, 2018

We had desserts and cappucinos/drinks here a few times. It is pricier than some buty ou are paying for the atmosphere. The mini pastries were only 80 cents each so not bad at all. They did not rush you. You could linger over your drink,...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank marialynnvancouver
Reviewed August 20, 2018

We went to lunch to attached "Ristoro" restaurant. Friendly staff and good traditional food (roasted squids with vegetables). At the end we asked for a espresso cup of coffee with a spot of ice cream. They served a "cappuccino" cup with some ice cream. The...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank M-Leica
Reviewed June 3, 2018 via mobile

During our stay in Chiavari we quickly fell into a routine of moving on from whatever restaurant we had visited for dinner to Defilla for dessert and coffee. Sitting in the long verandah on the square in the heart of the old town at the...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank David186225
Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

food ok for price cheerful owner went twice on free days located in old town near town hall square in back street lovely covered arcaded shopping streets

Date of visit: May 2018
1  Thank David C
Reviewed January 29, 2018

One of the typical old school Italian caffès that have been able to capitalize on their “antique” look and great location however...rude service, if service there actually is. Which means they'll come to you whenever they feel like it and, should you actually make your...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Theetiquettorialist
Reviewed October 18, 2017

Whatever you order here the staff treat you Royally. A simple order of a drink brings a large selection of nibbles.

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Gwen C
Reviewed July 29, 2017 via mobile

Went here for gelato/coffee/drink after dinner every night. So authentic! One of our favourite things, loved it!

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank g739813
Reviewed May 30, 2017 via mobile

This is forties, this is fifties. This is a beautifully laid out and well stocked bar, a sweet shop, a long restaurant, a chocolate shop, a wine and spirits shop, a patisserie - it is so good, old fashioned and upscale - it is indescribable!...More

Date of visit: May 2017
1  Thank highrollerreefing
Reviewed March 8, 2017

Tucked behind the large and sumptuous coffee bar is the restaurant, more like a wine bar, especially in appearance but with very good food and nice choice of wines. It is comfortable, unpretentious but the food is very high quality.

Date of visit: December 2016
Thank Venetia020
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$6 - $13
Italian, Cafe, Wine Bar
Breakfast, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 12:30 AM
7:30 AM - 12:30 AM
7:30 AM - 12:30 AM
7:30 AM - 12:30 AM
7:30 AM - 12:30 AM
7:30 AM - 12:30 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Corso Garibaldi 4, 16043 Chiavari, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Chiavari
  • Phone Number: +39 0185 309829
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