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L'Ancora della Tortuga

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Salita Cappuccini 4, 19016 Monterosso al Mare, Italy
+39 0187 800065
Today
12:00 - 15:30
18:30 - 21:30
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Tue - Sun 12:00 - 15:30
18:30 - 21:30
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Tampa, FL
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144 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I have to say I'm surprised by the reviews. The food had very little taste. It was fresh and their were great views. So many superior restaurants in the area. Pricey for what we had.

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Thank MARKATZ
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This restaurant offers a great view of the "new town" of Monterosso, and has multiple tables to face the sea. The food was great, and the house wine was delicious. We bought a bottle to take with us on the rest of the trip to enjoy. The staff was very helpful and attentive. Wonderful restaurant!

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Thank Brian B
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had no idea what to expect, and were therefore pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food and service, albeit a little slow but definitely worth the wait. Fantastic starter "antipasti" followed by amazing pasta and fresh fish. The meat dishes were very good too

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Thank Marc H
Fort Worth, Texas
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Some friends recommended this place to us. They were so right. I had the anchovies and then the tuna. My wife had a pasta dish and then the sea bass. All of it was delicious. The chef here really knows what they are doing. The staff are very nice and responsive. And the place is really charming with its mariner... More 

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Thank Johnftworth
Kentucky
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Best to make a reservation. Fried bread in bread basket is really good! Very nice meal with a great view.

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Thank Julie S
Quezon City, Philippines
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Seeing as Cinque Terre is a tourist attraction, the food prices are to be expected. That being the case, the price tag was absolutely worth it! Food was delicious with lovely presentation. Everything was fresh and seasoned to perfection. The servers were very accommodating and pleasant too. Would love to come back to Cinque Terre even just for the food... More 

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Thank mldfa17
Florence, Italy
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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food in a truly stunning setting! We arrived in time for a stunning sunset at a table looking out over the sea and the food was fantastic, we had to pinch ourselves to make sure we weren't dreaming! The kitchen is quite a long way from where we were seated so we cut the waiting staff some slack, but... More 

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Thank Tim F
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose this fabulous restaurant for dinner on our last evening in Monterosso. In our opinion it has the very best position in the town, overlooking the rocks and beachfront area. Although the restaurant indoors looks very stylish and well presented, we chose to dine above, in the outdoors section with an even better view. The service was very professional,... More 

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Thank Anne P
Nice
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57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place located at the main road from parking to the port, close to the stone tower. Food was very good, row fish, mix of started were our preferred. Service os a bit slow due to citchen located downstairs. Is not the place to rush throw.

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Thank nicolasdenice
Timisoara, Romania
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Second time in Cinque Terre and I had to return to this restaurant. Was here 4 years ago and the service didn't change. Excellent food and service by the staff. This time we had : fish of the day, spaghetti with anchovies and duck with orange.

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Thank Madalina D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:30
18:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:30
18:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:30
18:30 - 21:30
Thursday
12:00 - 15:30
18:30 - 21:30
Friday
12:00 - 15:30
18:30 - 21:30
Saturday
12:00 - 15:30
18:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Salita Cappuccini 4, 19016 Monterosso al Mare, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Cinque Terre  >  Monterosso al Mare
  • Phone Number: +39 0187 800065

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?