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“unusual entertaining and gourmet experience”

Antica Osteria del Carugio
Ranked #15 of 66 Restaurants in Porto Venere
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed September 7, 2011

For something different try this great little family run osteria. You not only get wonderful local cousine from a small menu that comes in three languages, but some entertainment as well from the slightly crazy host to ad hoc operatic arias from diners. We recommend the octopus and anchovie dishes, finish it off with a chunk of Genovese fruit cake and a glass of sweet wine.

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Reviewed August 29, 2011

We entered this little restaurant in the center of Portovenere by "accident" (with a tripadvisor sticker on the door...), in a very touristic site. It was unique and unforgettable, the warm welcome by Antonio and Betty was so touching. The food was local, correct, but this was not the only important thing. There was a familiar atmosphere, Antonio made himself nice music and nice songs, the food and wine was excellent, really "made by mama and papa" ! The children also enjoyed it very much and will never forget this. Just get here in time to get a place, because many locals come here too ! (We don't know if you can make reservations). But never go by in Portovenere without a meal in this fantastic place !! Thank you very much Antonio and Betty ......

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Reviewed August 7, 2011

Family-run osteria with wooden tables, jovial host and tasty, home-made food! Excellent mussels and 'mes-ciua' (typical soup made of beans, corn and chickpeas) which I thoroughly and heartily recommend! They take no reservations so I advise you to go there as soon as they open and take a seat.

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Reviewed September 1, 2010

Our lunch of salted anchovies and octopus salad (quite tender) hit the spot, as did the cantuccini and vino dolce. We warned the host in advance that we were looking for a snack rather than a full meal, but he made us welcome. Service was a bit brusque but not unfriendly. It was a cool, dark place to sit and enjoy our meal on a very hot day.

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