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“Leave room for dessert!”

Osteria Della Corte
Ranked #3 of 433 Restaurants in La Spezia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $34 - $69
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Fantastic little restaurant, not far from Hotel Firenze e Continental. Great food, the chef (she) and (i think) the owner (photographed on their web page) are really friendly and chatted with me about my choices. He asked me all about my preferences before recommending a lovely local wine.
Melbourne, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Leave room for dessert!”
Reviewed November 16, 2012

We found this restaurant on trip advisor, it was a short walk from our hotel so we tried it out & were extremely happy we did. I believe it's a husband & wife team, he's on the floor & she's in the kitchen. The place is very welcoming and he's very helpful. He helped suggest a wine which we enjoyed and although he speaks English we wanted to practice our (very poor) Italian and he was extremely patient with us.
We both had steaks for our main which was great but the absolute highlight was the dessert platter we shared. It was unbelievably good!!! There were semifreddos & little tarts & all the combinations went fantastically well together. We want to go back to La Spezia just to have that dessert platter again!

  • Visited June 2012
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1 Thank RebeccaG83
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“An alternative to dine other than in Cinque Terre”
Reviewed October 28, 2012

After a day’s visit to the Cinque Terre, we had booked a table in Osteria Della Corte before driving back to Florence. The restaurant is a 5 to 10 minutes’ walk from La Spezia train station.

The overall service was good. To start with I ordered the risotto with pear as starter. The plate was nicely presented, decorated with a few petals and edible silver foils. The risotto was nicely cooked and the sauce went well with the pear. It really did set a high expectation on our main dishes.

We ordered sea bass and beef fillet as our main course. The beef fillet was a generous big piece, however, it was a bit overcooked according to the request for medium rare. The balsamic vinegar sauce was a bit insufficient to go with the big piece of meat.

As we had to rush back to Florence, we were too rush for the dessert. However, judging from the appearance of the dishes ordered by the neighbouring tables, it seemed that appetizers and desserts were more attractive. When the lady chef came out for a chat with the guests, that explained the nice presentation of dishes and choice of flowers for decoration.

  • Visited September 2012
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1 Thank Gordy98
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Geneva, Switzerland
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“Genuine cuisine with passion and kindness”
Reviewed October 26, 2012

The Chef is very kind and professional. Her food is just exquisite, innovative but based on the local traditions. Gnocchi with fish and mushrooms were delicious, as were the desserts. Well worthwhile a dinner but remember to book in advance.

  • Visited October 2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“So good we went back the next night!”
Reviewed September 28, 2012 via mobile

I can't remember ever going to the same restaurant 2 nights in a row, but the cuisine, value for money, service and pleasant atmosphere were so good we didn't look elsewhere. Great food especially the pasta entrees, meat and desserts. Just a minor complaint that more vegetables were needed to balance the main courses.

Outstanding value for money including the wine.

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3 Thank AdeleF
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“Fabulous, innovative food at reasonable prices.”
Reviewed September 28, 2012

Simply delicious - went two nights in a row. The food is sensational and original. The setting is pleasant with exposed stone walls and the service warm but not obtrusive.

Visited September 2012
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