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“superb meals at this friendly restaurant”
Review of La Conchiglia

La Conchiglia
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Ranked #11 of 105 Restaurants in Lipari
Price range: $13 - $40
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Darrington, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“superb meals at this friendly restaurant”
Reviewed September 16, 2012

Situated at the far side of the main port, often hidden by a very large ferry. Don't let this put you off, we had 2 excellent meals here during our stay. Great service with friendly welcoming staff, options to sit inside or out. On our first visit we shared a lovely anti pasti starter and had veal dishes to follow. We could not fault the food. Quality and taste superb. We asked for courgettes which were not on the menu, no problem. The restaurant was well managed and staff very friendly and obliging throughout. We returned here for our last meal of our stay as it was the best we had visited. Once again we had a shared starter and followed this with fish dishes. Everything was very well cooked and presented. A lovely, good value place to end our holiday.

Visited September 2012
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Bucharest, Romania
Level 5 Contributor
47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Fresh fish, too bad about the view”
Reviewed September 9, 2012

We went to La Conchiglia twice during our vacation in Lipari and we were satisfied with our choice. On the plus side, they serve very good food, that they cook it for you on the spot (i know, because I asked for mine without parsley). I recommend the pasta with swordfish and some sort of tuna "alla eoliana", because there were something special.
On the downside you have the location with no view. The restaurant is in the harbour and the view is almost always some cruise ship docked in front if it. Also the waiting is a bit long, but I guess that's normal if they cook everything fresh. And the food was worth the wait.
We were pleasantly surprised by the courtesy of the owner who came to check on us every now and then and recommended very tasteful dishes according to our desires. The prices weren't bad either.
So overall, a good dinner experienced that we repeated.

  • Visited August 2012
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“"Simply Amazing"”
Reviewed August 26, 2012

On our regular return visits to Lipari we always head to La Conchiglia for a satisfying meal. Simple, honest food with heaps of flavour, whether it's the freshest of seafood or a great pasta meal we have never been disappointed. We never order from the menu, always ask the friendly staff to advise you & Chef Gennaro will delight you. Definitely the best restaurant in Lipari both for taste & value, an Eolian experience of the best kind.

  • Visited August 2012
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Norway
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Not impressed, but still ok”
Reviewed August 5, 2012 via mobile

Seaside restaurant in the port of Lipari town, just next to the big ferry that sometimes docks just upside the restaurant removing the nice sea view. Food and service is average or just above.

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Taormina, Italy
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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“Amazing food”
Reviewed July 26, 2012

Excellent super fresh fish and sea food, unique and exquisite dishes, definitely the best eating experience in Italy for years and a great value for money. Don't order form the menu but ask the owner to advise you the dishes of the day: the owner is a true artist and the way he describes food is simply awesome, you can basically feel it inside your tummy before it's even cooked. We would definitely recommend traveling to the Aeolian islands simply to eat in this restaurant!
The place is right in the port harbor of Lipari, you need to know it's there and look for it - and some nights the view is not great because of the ferry parked right in front - but the restaurant itself is elegant and the occasional lack of view is irrelevant because the food is just heavenly. Ask also for the sorbetto after the meal - or a true Sicilian cannolo, like they don't anymore make in other places in Sicily.
We are local - we know what we're talking about - the best restaurant in Sicily for sure ;)

  • Visited July 2012
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