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L'Ancora della Tortuga

Salita Cappuccini 4, 19016 Monterosso al Mare, Italy
+39 0187 800065
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“turbot” (10 reviews)
“duck” (10 reviews)
“seafood” (43 reviews)
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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Salita Cappuccini 4, 19016 Monterosso al Mare, Italy
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Food quality and service were top notch. Gluten free requirements were easily accommodated and gluten free bread sticks and pasta were available. Fish dishes were fresh and well prepared.

Thank Two_2_Go_Now
Reviewed 4 days ago

Booked this restaurant well in advance and requested a table outside with a view of the sea and glad I did as it was packed! We caught the train from Vernazza and 3 mins later we arrived. The moon was full and glistening on the...More

Thank ElenaW777
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a beautiful location for a restaurant overlooking the Mediterranean. Lovely backdrop of candlelit ancient tower. We shared the whole sea bass roasted in olives, tomatoes & pine nuts with potatoes. Delicious. Wine list mainly local but good. No room for dessert I'm afraid....More

Thank Deessert
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Make a booking as it is very popular. We had the tasting menu which was 6 courses. The pasta was the best pasta meal I have ever had. Great wine list and good selection of beers. We could only get a table inside but if...More

Thank Brisdave
Reviewed 1 week ago

My parents, husband, and I had dinner at L'Ancora della Tortuga on our first night in the Cinque Terra, and what a wonderful way to kickstart a holiday. The food was bursting with local flavours and beautiful colours - I recommend the melon and prosciutto...More

Thank Hannah A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Overpriced, staff is rude, didn't have our reservations. Food is ok but there are better places. The best thing about this place is the view.

Thank Stephanie K
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved this restaurant, we have eaten here each time we have been to Monterosso and it is always fantastic. The food is beautiful, ypu will pay a bit more but it worth it. We had duck which was outstanding as well as a mixed...More

1  Thank Janine321
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very very very rude staff........ we came for lunch and it was opened but they said its closed in a very bad way

Thank Mark A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very romantic restaurant with fabulous views of Cinque Terre. Make sure to get a reservation well in advance for outdoor seating or for a table indoors with a view. The seafood in general is the way to go here.

1  Thank Lauren O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A nice place to go, good food and wine, I was just a little bit disapointed versus our previous dinner last year when it was better.

1  Thank IulianaBogdan
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Beverly T
4 August 2017|
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Response from Darrell K | Reviewed this property |
The B&B I stayed at was able to get a dinner reservation for me. Highly recommend a table outside if available. Fantastic scene with sound of the waters crashing below.
11 May 2017|
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Response from Julie S | Reviewed this property |
I'd ask your hotel to make a reservation for you.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, View, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:30
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:30
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:30
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:30
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:30
18:30 - 21:30
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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