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“British Mother's Day ; 10th March 2013”
Review of Lord Nelson

Lord Nelson
Ranked #118 of 159 Restaurants in Chiavari
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed March 14, 2013

Celebrating being in Italy with special Italian friends, and fortunately it was British Mother's Day, our friends reserved a table for Sunday lunch.
The food, and service was outstanding, the decor very traditional in keeping with the nautical theme of Lord Horatio Nelson and his ships.
Highly recommend reserving a table if visiting nearby Portofino or Santa Margherita Ligure
You will not be disappointed !

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1  Thank motherski
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Reviewed December 29, 2011

It is a kind of a luxury place-best plates and services, but the food is fusion, like a little portion on the big plate, if you like this style-it is for you.

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Reviewed September 29, 2011

This fine restaurant has been around since 1969, just months after my first visit to the region courtesy of the U.S. Navy. While we have been returning to Liguria for 28 years, and for the past 20 several times a year, this was our first visit to the Lord Nelson. It won't be our last!

There is a lot that is charmingly old school here. Our waiter/bartender was wearing a tuxedo. The polished wood floors, brass nautical artifacts are pleasant, but not overdone. The setting, at the far end of a seaside promenade gives a commanding view of the ocean. The welcome by the British owner is warm and genuine. The quiet, authentic jazz music in the background added to the ambiance. Service was earnest and conscientious, albeit a little distracted (how can you forget who gets which course when the dining room is nearly empty and you are serving only two guests?)

All of the above would be insufficient if the food wasn't first rate. It is! We don't mind paying a steep price when something special is on offer. Our pasta course, fish and dessert were all presented artfully, with interesting fresh ingredients (such as ginger and sweet onions from Tropea). As advertised, the wine list is quite extensive. While we were inclined to stick with a quality local Ligurian wine, we still had a choice of several dozen Pigatos, Vermentinos and more obscure micro vintages.

Bottom line, for foodies, it was worth a trip over from Alassio for lunch despite the less than ideal Italian Rail service. If you are staying east of Genoa, all the more reason to make this a regular stop. As previous reviewers have stated, the prices are high, but fortunately the quality is as well. We will be back.

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Thank ulysses4
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Reviewed August 31, 2011

Quality of the food, service and wine selection is top. You have to be ready to pay for it, though. For 2 little appetizer and 1 primo piatto we paied 150 EUR in two people. I still find it quite expensive for the atmosphere itself, even if I say it again: quality of the food is really worth it. Waiters are also very careful and kind to explain everything, including the large wine selection. As a start, you can have a quick bite for lunch in the bar: quality is still good but the price is totally different!

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Reviewed July 30, 2011

When it comes to great, high class food in the city of Chiavari there is only one choice for me: Lord Nelson.
Since the very beginning when the owner started the business the quality of the food and wine has always been the focus. Today, with an immense cantina (ask the owner to show it to you, it's worthy..) and a culture for catering to the top italian cucina it's my best suggestion, providing that you are ready to pay for the best.
You can also have a taste of the food by eating at the bar inside or straight on the passeggiata in front of the sea with a short but still great menu: quality doesn't change. Service is with well trained, loyal waiters who worked at the restaurant since ages. The bar, finally, provides one of the most extensive drinks list available.

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