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Antica Osteria Luchin

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Via Bighetti 51, 16043 Chiavari, Italy
+39 0185 301063
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Brookline MA
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2015

There are long tables with stools on each side, just find empty spots across from each other and sit down. They'll tell you - slowly and carefully - the dishes available. Choose a couple. If you want a secondo, order it later. It's busy, bustly but never frantic, the minestrone is great! And the seppie in umido, wonderful. No pretense,... More 

1 Thank Marima9
Edenbridge, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2015

Another surprise find - fab local food, nice waiter, happy to advise us on food and local wine choices. Very good value

Thank Lynne J
Florence, Italy
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2015

This a very traditional restaurant, famous for "FARINATA" a Ligurian speciality. It used to be unassuming and unexpensive. Now its prices have increased a lot, but not the quality ( my fried anchovies were just plane). I was a bit disappointed.

Thank incentr0
Zurich, Switzerland
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182 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2015

What a delight. Simple, honest. Specialized on the local speciality of farinata. Made to perfection. Under the arcades, a small restaurant where time seems to stand still. It doesn't get any better.

Thank Sjier
Ashford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2015 via mobile

Fantastic hubbub inside. Huge fire devoted To chickpea pancakes which are tasteless by the by. Rest of food delicious. Tasty and local to the area. highly recommended

Thank Norman W
Paris, France
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

In appetizer we had the bresaola & mozzarella which was really good and pasta al pesto for the main course. It was delicious! The place is nice as well. Very good value for money!

Thank Olivia R
London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2015

Great food great staff interesting menu with local delicacies and great seafood. Be prepared for an adventure unless fluent in Italian,

Thank Nikki308
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2015

Abandon the Cinque Terre tourist trap for an evening and make it your job to find the charming Ligurian town of Chiavari! The alluring pedestrian area is just in front of the train station and walkable from a public parking lot. Join the lively local culture in La Passeggiata, evening happy hour stroll between 3:30-7. Delight in walking for blocks... More 

1 Thank axylulu
Lynchburg, Virginia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2015

This place is just wonderful! Quick service and incredible food - don't miss the panissa, which is pan fried cubes of chickpea polenta with green onions. So, so, so good!

Thank ChefStephanie434
Chiavari, Italy
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2015

The typical Italian Trattoria old style. The food reflects the regional traditional cuisine. Minestrone and Farinata are for me the best and i strongly recommend you to try both. Do not forget the local white wine to complete your meal.

Thank zio1981

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Bighetti 51, 16043 Chiavari, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Chiavari
  • Phone Number: +39 0185 301063

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