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“Best pesto ever..”
Review of Ristorante Ciak

Ristorante Ciak
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $60
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Closed Wednesday and from December to March
Reviewed October 12, 2013

..said my wife after she finished her meal. You can look through the window into the kitchen from outside the restaurant and watch the preparation in progress. That's what prompted us to make a reservation on a night when it looked like heavy rain was possible. I shared the frutti de mare with one of our other travelling companions and was also delicious. This is not the cheapest place in Monterosso, but it was the best food we had in a 4 night stay.

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1  Thank mrbi0
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Reviewed October 7, 2013

They really know how to cook and serve the seafood here. Prawns and scampi were sweet and delicious. The antipasto is expensive but a fabulous array of dishes and definitely did not disappoint. We spent some time in this region and, although there were some other good restaurants, this is the only one that we visited a second time. Food, ambience and service were all fantastic.

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Reviewed October 6, 2013

The ambience is just divine. Tables outside just close enough to strike conversations with your neighbors who all seemed to want to share their experiences (and a taste of the food on their table). World travelers regailing us with stories of their travels mixed with local families eager to give advice on what to order and where to go. The food - authentic and sublime. Prawns, fish, pasta all out of this world. When a plate of very small crustaceons arrived several locals came over and showed our party of 4 what to do with them. Finally came the Seafood risotto "La Lampara" served in a ceramic crock -mmmmm heaven. Don't forget to peek inside or go around outside to the open window that looks directly into the open kitchen and say hello to the chef in his sailor's uniform and hat. The fresh seafood and produce surrounding him is perfect for a picture.

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Thank Michael A
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Reviewed October 6, 2013

loved sitting outside and the two servers were great. pesto unbelievable as was most of the food. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed October 3, 2013

Just as another reviewed mentioned, our friend strolled by the kitchen window and looked in to see simmering and bubbling pots of steaming, delicious food - the best advertising in the village. We were NOT disappointed. The food was mouth watering and the service was very good. We sat in the front dining room and had a clear view of the chef (we affectionately called him Popeye due to the cute hat, white tee and crooked grin). We also ordered the pesto gnocchi and it was delicious. We could have dined here every night. We felt the food was reasonably priced compared the to quality and taste of other restaurants in the area. I would highly recommend Ciak!

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1  Thank Kim M
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