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“Best meal in Portovenere”
Review of La Chiglia

La Chiglia
Ranked #2 of 65 Restaurants in Porto Venere
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Bergen, Norway
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Best meal in Portovenere”
Reviewed August 9, 2012

Bad location, very good food, close to gourmet experience. During our one week stay in Portovenere this was the best restaurant we visited. We had one dinner and one lunch here. The dinner was the best meal. We had the sea food soup. It had plenty of sea food and was very tasty. The dessert menu was exciting and a perfect finish. All restaurants in Portovenere are quite expensive, many of them with bad service and average quality, so why not pick this restaurant and eat gourmet style food accompanied with waitors that have time for you and also a kind smile.

Visited July 2012
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Cambridge
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Very disappointing”
Reviewed June 7, 2012

We sought this place out on the basis of the reviews above. But to say that our pasta was mediocre is to put it kindly. There is no kind way, however, to describe the increasingly hostile service we received. We hoped that the deserts would redeem the evening but were again sadly disappointed. It was a memorable evening, bit for all the wrong reasons. Of all meals we have eaten on the Ligurian coast, this was the worst.

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Rome, Italy
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Avoid this place at all costs”
Reviewed May 26, 2012

Terrible service, mediocre food. We waited one hour for our antipasto and the wine arrived already opened. We gave up waiting for the rest, paid for what little we had and left. Go to the Tre Torri or Da Paolo in the main square. La Chiglia has terrible service, mediocre food. We waited one hour for our antipasto and the wine arrived already opened. We gave up waiting for the rest, paid for what little we had eaten and left. Go to the Tre Torri or Da Paolo in the main square.

Visited May 2012
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Milan, Italy
Level 3 Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A delicious discovery”
Reviewed May 25, 2012

Great service (not so common in Liguria) and great food. The "tagliolini ai gamberi con rucola e tartufo bianco" are a must. The "misto mare" starter a plus. Overall excellent fish. Oustanding quality and hearty portions. Warm and relaxed atmosphere. A delicious non turistic place in a very turistic area.

  • Visited May 2012
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Coimbra, Portugal
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Amazing food, frozen service...”
Reviewed May 21, 2012

They have the best risoto al frutti di mare ... with an excelent value for money... but the service could be much warmer....

  • Visited May 2012
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