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US$42 - US$168
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Fish lovers will enjoy this restaurant, which is one of the best in the region: the raw fish dishes attract customers from all over Calabria. The fresh...
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One MICHELIN Star: High quality cooking, worth a stop!
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Reviewed 23 August 2020 via mobile

Everything was just right. The food was very good and original; plates and food were warm when served, the pace of serving the different courses was pleasant, staff was friendly.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 9 July 2020 via mobile

I happened to find myself in Marina di Gioiosa Tauro for a night, during a tour of the Aspromonte, and decided to try out the town’s fanciest restaurant. The service was noticeably sweet and obliging, and the family who own the restaurant are particularly so....I had a lot delicious starter of raw fish including various tartares; a king prawn made to look like an egg, with a sauce inside which explodes in your mouth, a bit like one of those Chinese soup dumplings; and an elaborate (arguably too much so) seafood based risotto with lots of sauces and emulsions. I opted for a cheap but good local wine which didn’t disconcert them and the total bill came to 90 euro plus tip. As a rule in Italy - especially southern Italy- I tend to avoid Michelin-starred or aspirational restaurants. There’s something about the very elaborateness of the cuisine which is antithetical to the true spirit of Italian cooking, and equally important all the guests who in a rustic restaurant would be talking loudly and laughing, are suddenly whispering as though in a church or modern art gallery, which again is out of character. But all of that said, if you want a gastronomic treat do come to the Gambero Russo: you won’t regret it.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Turned up with out reservation they fitted us in had the set chiefs fixed meal for two and oysters / monk fish all perfect and with the finest service would definitely recommend this restaurant.

Date of visit: September 2017
Reviewed 28 July 2017

The food was only surpassed by the service. We managed to get a table for 6 at late notice. Every one of our meals was prepared with the utmost care. One of our party ordered something that was not on the menu, but had been...shown on a previous Tripadviso review, the chef duly obliged, with no questions asked. Amuse bouche was served once we had ordered, blue fish if I recall. Every meal was introduced in English, and the recommended local wine was fantastic. The desserts were unreal - an interpretation of Tiramisu - with the texture of a macaroon. I could not recommend this restaurant enough, it is one of the more expensive in the area, but the food is exceptional, service great and they have a full bar unlike many of the competing restaurants in the area.More

Date of visit: July 2017
Reviewed 27 October 2016

WE COULD HAVE BEEN IN A 5 START HOTEL - Great food and equally great service. Fresh seafood, pasta like Mama makes but presented like a Masterchef - cold Beer - nice Italian wine - all good.

Date of visit: July 2016
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Hospitality ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Location ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The food ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I don't have any other word to express how spectacular the food was. I've been around the world but nothing can come over this place. Amazing

Date of visit: August 2016
Reviewed 16 October 2015

This restaurant was an unexpected find, the service,the attention to detail I couldn't fault a thing. Being a vegetarian I was surprised to find not 1 item on the menu I could eat, but the chef just prepared a starter and main dish for me...and both were amazing. My husbands meal from the menu was also tasty, well presented and again amazing. I truly cannot say enough about this place except if your in the area try it.More

Date of visit: October 2015
Reviewed 14 October 2015

I absolutely love this restaurant! The service, ambience and fresh fish is just superb. One of my favorite places to dine in Italy. At this location you can taste fresh local fish at its best. Each plate is perfectly prepared from the starter, first course,...main course to the dessert that are always do divine! don't miss this special food experience if you are in the area! They also have a lovely wine bar where you can also purchase a fantastic selection of Italian wineMore

Date of visit: September 2015
Reviewed 3 September 2015

After 20 years visiting Marina Di Gioiosa Jonica I decided to give a try to the Gambero Rosso. For years I was discourage to go because a reputation of been expensive ( above 50 Eur per person )which is high for this region where there...are so many options for incredible food and economical. ( Checkout the Pasta DI Casa l' sugo DI Capra at Joe's Pizzeria). But the Gambero Rosso is truly a special place. Only superb seafood and service and still a deal when you compare to what you get from a high level restaurant in USA. If you go, ask for Francesco and tell him I recommend it. Dr. ColonMore

Date of visit: July 2015
Reviewed 7 August 2015 via mobile

We have been returning to Gambero Rosso each year for the past 15 years. The food is always delightful and service impeccable. They continue to innovate in their culinary inventions, and we are never disappointed. They have recently refurbished the place and it is stunning....Will continue to return as often as possible!More

Date of visit: August 2015
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Gambero Rosso is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4