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“Overrated, but ok”

Ristorante Bonta Nascoste
Ranked #8 of 118 Restaurants in Lerici
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed July 21, 2014

We had high expactations going in to the nr1 rated restaurant in Lerici, however the food never got close to what we had expected. The tastes where average, nothing to make you role your eyes. Setting is nice. Feels like they try hard to deliver a nice meal and the serivce is good, the issue is that the kitchen cant live up to the visual promise.

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Reviewed June 26, 2014 via mobile

Definitely selecting the #1 restaraunt in the town according to Tripadvisor rating is not always the right thing, and this place just confirms this.
We were waiting for our meal (nothing special, just grilled fish) during more than 1,5 hours, and it came only after we've reminded the waitress several times. The fish was completely burned out, not even salted, worst dinner we had in Italy during our 8 days trip. Waitress has probably forgot to make an order finally, but she did not even made any excuses, at the end. After our multiple complains she completely stopped coming to our table and another person was serving us at the end. Not recommended if you do not want to ruin your evening in this nice town.

7  Thank Павел Б
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Reviewed May 24, 2014 via mobile

Wonderful wonderful food. The freshest seafood, crisp veg and salad and perfectly aged tender beef

It's located a little out the tourist area and was full 10 min after opening for lunch. What a great experience

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1  Thank PAvdL
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Reviewed May 24, 2014

We were based in Portovenere and when doing research for our trip, someone suggested visiting Lerici. We took the bus from Portovenere to Lerici, via la Spezia. It was a bit tricky trying to find out where the bus stop was, but we eventually muddled through.

We were there in early May. At that time, it was very quiet with few tourists. We were told summer can be very busy with Italian tourists, particularly from Milan. As we strolled through town, we walked by Ristorante Bonta Nascoste and noticed a New York Times article reviewing it. We decided to make a reservation for lunch.

It was a beautiful day so we sat outside at one of the two tables. The food was delicious. We had a salad, squid ink pasta, a carafe of fizzy local wine (similar to Prosecco) and water for a very reasonable €46. We had no idea it was the top ranked restaurant in Lerici. We would recommend this restaurant and if we have the good fortune to return to Lerici, we would certainly dine here again.

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Reviewed May 16, 2014

This is how fine dining should be..small..intimate..service friendly without being overbearing..and meals variations on the local classics, but still retaining simplicity. We began with the carpaccio of octopus with pesto...and then had the the pasta with small calamari in a fois gras sauce....so good and finished with the mixed grill of seafood which for 25 euro i thought was such a good bargain..big prawns and scampi with calamari and a branzino fillet all grilled so perfectly. Worth geting a reservation for a dining at this back alley spot. If you are a grappa fan and want to try something special make sure you ask for the grappa that is in the upside down holder...you'll thank me for the unique enticing flavors present

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