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Calata Doria, 102, 19025, Porto Venere, Italy
+39 0187 790622
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Miami, Florida
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73 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

When visiting Cinque Terre we came on the ferry from Levanto to each one of the five towns and ended here at Portovenere, we were a group of four, had some salad, fish, mussels and pasta with seafood service was a bit slow even though the restaurant was far from being busy. Flavor of all dishes was average nothing especially... More 

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Lugano, Switzerland
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44 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unfortunately the place does not match with the food and the service. I found them a bit confused and boring in their proposals

Thank contebillo
north carolina
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128 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very slow service that night we were there. Seemed very understaffed. The meal was good and the view was beautiful! Situated away from the crowded parts and the end.

Thank mumiller1
Sarasota, Florida
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160 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff have an attitude of providing whatever you ask for...they are always willing to explain all of the dishes and accommodate small requests. Sitting by the water on a nice evening is amazing, especially during sunset. Not too fancy but not too informal - love it. Fresh Fish done simply was excellent. Some nice Barolos, Brunellos and Champagne on... More 

Thank Mike D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The gentleman at the desk at the hotel where we were staying said he would surprise us, on where he would send us. This is where we ended up going. The restaurant is located just below the church on the far end of the peninsula, overlooking the Mediterranean. The entire experience was a "10."

Thank Raceman7
Schaffhausen, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

During our visit to the Cinque Terre region my husband and I took the ferry to Porto Venere for lunch and just happened on Le Bocche. The location is perfect; a bit past the crowded ferry area and at the gateway to the harbour. We were fortunate to be here on a beautiful day and sat outside to enjoy the... More 

Thank LynMacEachern
Portland, Oregon
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Upon the recommendation of a local guide we made dinner reservations to celebrate a special occasion for 6 of us. We were seated outside overlooking the water. Our server was a delightful and pleasant young woman who was very patient with us. The food was excellent and varied, served with perfect timing, and enjoyed by all.

Thank Robert M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here twice this week, and had very good service from nice young staff, and excellent food, will definitely return.

Thank Merfyn J
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This modern restaurant on the waterfront at the end of the street is a must if you are in Portovenere In the heart of the town, two minutes walk from the pier this oceanfront restaurant has a great ambience, delicious food and a great service. From starters to the dessert food was superb. Vegetarian pasta was tasty and very healthy.... More 

Thank RajeevNagpal
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

Beautiful location,good wine selection,good but not great food....horrible service.better options along the waterfront with better food at lower prices and 4plus better service.

Thank Don R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calata Doria, 102, 19025, Porto Venere, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Porto Venere
  • Phone Number: +39 0187 790622

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