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Ristorante Pizzeria Il Timone

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Via Olivo 29 | Porto Venere, 19025, Porto Venere, Italy
+39 347 2601008
17:00 - 00:00
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Wed - Fri 17:00 - 00:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 00:00
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Brighton UK
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148 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped in here for quick lunch. The pizza is amazing, one of the best tasting ever.....and we've been to most places in Italy! Good service and extensive menu, shame we couldn't try the non-pizza options on the menu (as there were many), but we only visited porto venere for the afternoon. Highly reccommend!

Thank MorfeasBrightonUK
United Kingdom
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141 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Spent couple of hours with a mixed fresh fish starter with pizza to follow. Very good all round and an added bonus was having good draught beer too. I recommend this restaurant which is also very close to the departure point of boats to Manarola etc.

Thank bucketlistman2014
Melbourne, Australia
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37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Had a wonderful lunch here today. Went for the tasting plate option with various local style focaccia, hams and a great local white from neighbouring island of Palmaria. Wouldn't hesitate to revisit!!!

1 Thank Peter W
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
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143 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Perhaps a tad generous with a 4 star rating as this area is not especially known for pizza... but as a takeaway option it hit the spot. The pizza Bianca was perfectly acceptable and we didn't wait long. Vegetarian options available.

Thank Amy M
Attleboro, Massachusetts
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159 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

We got here reasonably early and were able to get a table. The beer selection was average, the wine by the glass not existent other than one house white. We ordered the farinate sampler (cheese, pesto, pickled onions, plain), it was a pleasant change from the focaccia everywhere. My boyfriend had the squid salad (very good), I had the mussels... More 

Thank Staubenf
Western Cape, South Africa
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Lovely little restaurant situated close to the port ,really good basic foods ,pizza pasta ,all the dishes well prepared ,wines reasonable .A definite place to eat lovely ambience and the position could not be better,we tried a few other restaurants in the area but kept coming back here .

Thank grakpuss
2 reviews
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Amazing food! Absulately everything was delicious! Highly recommended! The salad was the best salad ever. The deserts were highly satisfying.

Thank Ceren Y
Talamona, Italy
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

The waitress that was seating us was so rude that we walked out. So can't really say if the food was good or not, although the restaurant had been recommended by a local.

1 Thank Joanne M
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Gentile cliente, Come potrà leggere dalle oltre 800 recensioni lasciate da utenti la nostra ospitalità e cordialità e' insuperabile, io... More 

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Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

We had a phenominal dinner. The view was breathtaking. The pizza, local mussels, la fritanta were all amazing. The service was also excellent.

Thank Fatima A
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Going out for dinner you want a experience something special. Nice people around you, good food, people taking care of you. Right? Well, this place came with nice people and good food. However, the service was a disaster. It took forever (1hr 20min) to get seated and served. Staff appeared overwhelmed by the amount a guests. If they improve the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$10
Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Olivo 29 | Porto Venere, 19025, Porto Venere, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Porto Venere
  • Phone Number: +39 347 2601008
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.

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