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Viale Achille Franceschi 29, 55042 Forte Dei Marmi, Italy
+39 0584 82219
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93 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the beach of Orsa Maggiore so decided to also have lunch there. Everything is designed beautifully and it is very clean. The food is good but the portions not too big and quite expensive. The service is OK.

Thank Manon066
Brighton, United Kingdom
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151 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our experience of this apparently highly-regarded restaurant was of poor service and mediocre food. The location is lovely but of course there are many beach-side places here, so that alone is not enough to choose L'orsa. And it is clearly not cheap. There must be a better place.

Thank idandb
Ristorante Orsa... R, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at L'Orsa Maggiore, responded to this review

Dear client, first of all thank you for visiting L'Orsa Maggiore. We are sorry your experience wasn't fully satisfying. We don't know if you came for lunch or dinner but both services are built on a very special food selection. We cooperate in a close contact to a michelin star chef and as you can imagine our raw materials are... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Not possible to have fresher, creative and delicious food. The smoked eggplant with ricotta, polenta chips and grilled tomatoes,etc etc made you feel like you would live to100!! The pasta made in house with as delicious a light pesto sauce that is impossible to truly describe....and ahhhh the dessert--beyond creativity--the taste lasted for awhile and was a combination of the... More 

Thank Roberta R
Ristorante Orsa... R, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at L'Orsa Maggiore, responded to this review

Dear Roberta, reading your comment make us feel like we are on the right way... Thank you for describing also details, we care a lot about them. Our consultant Michelin star Chef Giancarlo Morelli will be proud of us if we can get a star here :) Thank you Giovanna More 

London, United Kingdom
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164 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

This beautiful restaurant has hired a new chef from Milan who worked in a highly rated restaurant. Unfortunately in an attempt to be "creative" and original, the new and expensive menu has lost a connection to its fabulous situation on the sea with a basic new cuisine Italian hotel menu, veal Milanese, Vitello without tonato, but no more seafood pastas... More 

Thank wsdoyle
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46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

One of the few places were you can have lunch in a combination of excellent and original dishes and with a view on the sea in Forte dei Marmi. Not cheap but the kitchen is very extraordinary. Combinations of food which are really seldom to find. For example a cheesecake with cheese, caramel and cookies. Or a spaghetti with lobster... More 

Thank Herberth S
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant has it all - amazing views, gorgeous and tasteful decoration, wonderful sea food. Having been many times over the years we were disappointed on our recent visit by the service which was too slow and inconsistent for somewhere with prices this high. We waited nearly half an hour for example for 2 glasses of wine to be served.... More 

Thank Katharine B
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

I ate here twice in July 2015 and enjoyed absolutely everything about the restaurant. Food, service, ambiance, all are excellent.

Thank eduardhempel
Ristorante Orsa... R, Proprietario at L'Orsa Maggiore, responded to this review

We are happy we you are happy! Thank you very much. Enrico More 

New York City
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96 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Orsa Maggiore is a restaurant situated at the beach, where the homonymous beach club is located. The food is very good and the service friendly and professional but the real reason for coming would be the stunning sunset view of the beach and the sea that one can experience when dining. Fresh fish is prepared well and one should always... More 

Thank Manuela G
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87 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

In a lovely beach setting we were expecting much from this restaurant in the evening. We were bitterly disappointed by both the food (inedible in the main) and virtually non existent service. Getting the (inflated) bill was a saga in itself and having asked for it four times I warned the waiter that unless it is delivered forthwith we are... More 

Thank travel-agent-boris
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The food was beautifully presented but not wonderful in taste. The setting is like an elegant beach club. Bread on the table was not fresh. Prices very high. I would not go back.

Thank Donna H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$55 - $99
Italian, Seafood, European, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Viale Achille Franceschi 29, 55042 Forte Dei Marmi, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Lucca  >  Forte Dei Marmi
  • Phone Number: +39 0584 82219

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?