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“Delish food!”
Review of La Medusa

La Medusa
Ranked #10 of 66 Restaurants in Porto Venere
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed December 26, 2013

The food was great, calamari- fried seafood tray was a little salty. Otherwise I loved the food. We also had a great bottle of wine there. Fun to see the pictures of the famous people on the walls who have been there!

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Reviewed May 26, 2013

We had not looked at any restaurant reviews before going to Porto Venere, we just picked this place based on its ambiance. It seems to be a family run operation and everyone was so nice. The food was outstanding ! The fruti de mare was the best I have ever had in Italy. We highly recommend this restaurant !

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Reviewed May 18, 2013

After a long morning of boats and walking from Santa Margherita we were looking for a nice restaurant in Porto Venere - but something casual and not too over the top. All of the seaside restaurants seemed to be there only for the views (which were very nice I must admit), the price was a bit high, and per TA the ratings were not so special anyway.

One block off the seaside walkway is an old, narrow street (now filled with old shops) and after stopping in a few other places we found this one, on a very small piazza so that it had some light. The restaurant had a nice ambiance, and the waiters and staff seemed to be having fun, so we got a great table overlooking the piazza and ordered our meal. A couple pasta plates and a seafood risotto. Everything came out steaming and aromatic, and also with a nice presentation. The seafood was obviously very fresh. Perhaps a little more salt or spice on the risotto would have been nice, but overall a great choice. We also ordered the house wine, which as always in Italy was fine and cut the bill considerably.

Waitstaff and owners were very friendly and accommodating. For a nice lunch, much better than the seaside tourist places unless you want to spend a lot.

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Reviewed April 2, 2013

A wet Easter Monday was probably not I the best day to try a restaurant. The waiter was wonderful and attentive. However, the food was mediocre. The antipasta comprised not so fresh smoked tuna carpaccio, a swordfish carpaccio wrapped around rucola, and some other unmemorable items. The batter on the baccala fritti was heavy and too much. The mixed seafood main comprised some sorry overdone frozen tuna steak, a couple of overcooked frozen scampi and large prawns, and some ok squid. The creme catalan was light and fluffy and the best thing about the meal. It pained me to write such a poor rebiew as the waiter was so good.

Thank Chris C
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Reviewed June 6, 2012

Four of us (two Italians, one Kiwi and one Hungarian) had a lovely dinner in La Medusa. We all agreed that their seafood spaghetti was perfect with the soft, buttery house white wine. Friendly service, nice decor. This was my best meal in Italy. Thank you!

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