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Antica Osteria del Carugio

Via Giovanni Capellini 66, 19025, Porto Venere, Italy
+39 0187 790617
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good37%
  • Average21%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible9%
Travelers talk about
“soup” (6 reviews)
“pasta” (11 reviews)
“the bean” (2 reviews)
Closes in 13 min
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Via Giovanni Capellini 66, 19025, Porto Venere, Italy
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Food was pretty good but did not knock my socks off however , service was great! Very attentive and friendly staff. We enjoyed our evening here.

Thank Erin T
Reviewed July 27, 2017 via mobile

Place filled with locals, not so many tourists and the Pesto was really really good. One must try Testarole, really curious pasta dish. We will come back.

Thank William B
Reviewed July 12, 2017

Fantastic and simple - the way Italian cuisine is - and all this is offered at amazing prices in this Osteria, for real Italians by real Italians. GRAZIE

Thank DCKB
Reviewed June 1, 2017

This place was very unusual. The knotty pine interior and wood picnic like tables with the quirky waiters/owners - very unique, but strangely fun. The service was fine. The food was good and came out quickly. Not a fining dining experience. Make a better choice.

Thank Sandy2645
Reviewed May 28, 2017 via mobile

Aaaaaaa wish Antonio had played the saxophone!!!!!! Any way, my husband and I enjoyed the pesto and the bean soup! Loved the decoration! Thankyou for everything!!!!!!

Thank CRJ1956
Reviewed January 6, 2017

Enjoyed the place because of its authentic people and atmosphere : Antonio plays the sax and flies everyone to the moon !!

Thank Eric S
Reviewed November 12, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful Italian atmosphere. The restaurant is ran by a family. Inside looks a bit cheesy, but has it's character and one can feel comfortable. But the most important, thrfood, in particular pesto is perfect. Simple and natural just has it all. Accompanied by a great...More

Thank SoundOfMuzak
Reviewed September 22, 2016 via mobile

Rustic, quirky, and fun. The 2 guys running the place had a feeling of faulty Towers but the meals came quick and simple. After 5 days of great food in Piedmont this was seashore basic with a rustic twist. The red house wine is not...More

Thank JohnandNess
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Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

This was a wonderful local restaurant. The food portion was large, prices were good, and the food was fantastic. If you like local feel and experience, you'll be missing out if you don't go here. Try to reserve on a weekend.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

Very local, very busy! And people seem to love it! But not for me! The choice of mains is limited to circa 6 dishes , its basic as food could come! Fairly good! Fair prices but just chaotic ! If your english or a fussy...More

Thank Hairyclairey
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Giovanni Capellini 66, 19025, Porto Venere, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Porto Venere
  • Phone Number: +39 0187 790617
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Antica Osteria del Cargo is a old tavern in the old and main carugio of Portovenere that leads to the Church of San Pietro, recently masterfully restored with exposed stones and vaulted ceilings in bricks, offers typical Ligurian cuisine in a magical setting with live music thanks to the three small rooms you can enjoy special atmospheres suitable for various and unique situations.
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