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“Very nice” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ristorante Pizzeria Il Timone

Ristorante Pizzeria Il Timone
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Ranked #27 of 63 Restaurants in Porto Venere
Price range: $2 - $10
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Rudder opens its doors around 1960 when Portovenere had not yet reached the tourist interest today. The create and lead him to the end of the 80s and Marino Toni offering their customers the traditional Ligurian dishes joined the Italian dish: pizza. Today on the path created by the parents, Antonella continues the tradition in a room totally renovated but in the typical tone of Liguria. The rudder is the perfect destination to enjoy the flavor and atmosphere of Ligurian cuisine. Ideal for an aperitif from 18.00 Onwards with wine and Ligurian cuisine or for a dinner with many different tones. Great for organizing birthdays afternoon with a buffet, or traditional with the offer of delicious pizzas created by the high professionalism of Antonella already leading exponent of the pizza industry and is currently President of the Pizza Planet - Science and Culture Pizza. Interesting for groups up to a maximum of 50 people offer to drink menu with wines and Ligurian cuisine from 7 euro, and dinner from 15 EUR. The Wardrobe will offer an opportunity to give away or give a concrete memory of your passage to the rudder.
Sarasota, Florida, United States
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Very nice”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2012

After passing by a few times we decided to try. Was very, very good a lot of locals seem to come here. So they tended to work on them a bit more than us, but the over all experience was very nice, and the food incredible. They were very busy the night we came, but all dishes came out perfect, we started with an order of the farina and order of the fried sage and zuccini flowers, both were wonderful, the thing I really liked about the flowers is they didn't stuff them with anything so the flavor was all the flower. I then ordered the pesto and trofie pasta a standard in the area, which was wonderful, and finished with a fish dish baked in parchment paper with mussels, octopus and tomato with a white wine. Was excellent, the decor is bright and comfy. There is outdoor seating but we sat inside to watch the pizza and farina being made. Very enjoyable, yes would/will go back

  • Visited September 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Good price/value, nice place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2012

Great deal, we had a very nice dinner for 33€ for main course + desert + wine for the two of the us! And very nice atmosphere! I definitely recommend this place.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great food at low prices”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2012

Friendly staff, but they seem a bit confused at times. Waitingtime can occur. Restaurant is located very nice by the harbour, table reservation is a good idea.

Visited September 2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Without doubt best restaurant in Portovenere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2012 via mobile

Don't miss this Italian restaurant. You simply cannot leave the village without being in Il Timome. The food is excellent and the staff is very friendly. In addition the prices are very nice.

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Andover, NJ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Just OK”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2012

We went here on the advice of all the positive reviews here on Tripadvisor. We were disappointed. The food was only OK. We actually had a better lunch at a small bar in town. I would try the other restaurants along the water. However, we didn't like Portovenere much at all. Not very English friendly.

  • Visited June 2012
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