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“Goes down in history as one of the best meals ever” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Trattoria La Nuova Spezia

Trattoria La Nuova Spezia
Ranked #15 of 411 Restaurants in La Spezia
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Raleigh, North Carolina
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105 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Goes down in history as one of the best meals ever”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2011

This neat local restaurant was truly a "great find" in La Spezia, Italy. It was more than just a seafood meal, it was an entertaining dining experience. The food was absolutely divine and the staff was fabulous. Being unable to speak the language was no problem. The staff went out of their way to entertain us, feed us, and keep the wine glass full until we could hardly waddle out of there. I highly recommend this restaurant not only for the food but the atmosphere. It is truly a place where the locals gather for good food and fun. We loved it so much the first night that we went back the next night for a repeat of the exact same meal. What more can I say, it was wonderlicious!!!

  • Visited July 2011
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Stockholm, Sweden
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48 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“A wonderful evening”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2011

We came without expectations on a recommendation from our hotel. We were met by a very welcoming staff and treated like valued regulars. The food was excellent, especially the 6-7 small dishes we were served as starters before even ordering anything.

  • Visited September 2010
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Lisbon
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Excellent experience of food and service!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2010

It was a good surprise this restaurant. Good fish and meat; good local wine and very nice and friendly people. Grazie i arrivederci!

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Stockton, California
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108 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Great Local Family Restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2008

Located right on the main waterfront street, across from the Naval Museum, this is a longtime family run restaurant that's popular with locals & seamen off ships of the world. We ate there recently while visiting friends who live in La Spezia. Not only were we treated to fabulously fresh seafood and local specialties, but the joviality and friendliness of the owners and staff was the most welcoming we had in all our travels in Italy. We felt as if we had been dining there for years. In fact, they wouldn't let our group of 6 out the front door until we shared a gratis apperitivo with them. Then one of the owners accompanied us to the street to help us decipher the bus schedule! Can't wait to return!

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