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Il Porticciolo

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Via Renato Birolli 92, 19017 Manarola, Italy
+39 0187 920083
11:30 - 23:00
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Kingsville, Ontario, Canada
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49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2013

We were celebrating our 45th wedding anniversary and upon recommendation from Simone at San Giorgio where we were staying,I reserved a table before we Evan left for the trip. They were prompt. In contacting me and when we arrived I stopped in and picked out our table. The menu had excellent choice.I wanted seafood but my husband did not eat... More 

Thank Barb V
Lucerne, Switzerland
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2013

Manarola, a fantastic sleepy fishing town. Fishing boats scattered around, makes one think that all those quaint little family restaurants buy off the local fisherman or market. Not true! Il Porticciolo serves frozen and farmed seafood. I ordered the grilled octopus, it tasted old and was rubbery. I also ordered the 'local fish mixed carpaccio', that was one type of... More 

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tevide, Proprietario at Il Porticciolo, responded to this review

your opinion i think is little confused ,and rude,very rude! in our restaurant served fresh fish ,and the lobster you look in the "pool" its fresh and live ! when start to close the restaurant put the rest in our --fridge -- and definitely not in the ---freezer -- like you wrote!!!! you have order MIXED fish carpaccio .......MM .......no... More 

Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2013

After burning up all those calories hiking up and down the magical Cinque Terre trails, treat yourself to some incredible seafood at this charming little restaurant. Excellent service, beautiful presentations and warm atmosphere. Try the mixed grilled fish.

Thank Thomas M
Shanghai, China
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2013

Italian chefs have spoiled visiting tourists to the extent that food quality is not the only differentiator between a good restaurant and good place to eat and be treated well. At Porticciolo we ordered a pesto spaghetti and pesto lasagne. The lasagne was too salty and we told the waiter. He explained to us why lasagne is likely to be... More 

Thank Steffi T
Toronto, Canada
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 October 2013

We loved the fresh seafood and Caprese salads. The wait staff is knowledgeable, relaxed and friendly. Giovanni is charming and attentive (ask for one of his special desserts). He took good care of us, and his recommendations were spot on. We went to Il Porticciolo 3 out of the 4 nights we were there. It was a mistake not to... More 

Thank Frances W
San Antonio, Texas
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2013

My hubby and I dropped by here for dinner without reservations, and they accommodated us very quickly. The servers were efficient, but very warm and easy going. The place was packed with both tourists and Italians alike. We tried the lobster ravioli and pasta with mussels, and both were great. For our secondis, we got the fritto misto, which was... More 

Thank Megan H
Whitefish MT
2 reviews
Reviewed 6 October 2013

I have had some great Italian.....This tops it all. The atmosphere is wonderful....inexpensive drinks...friendly staff...GREAT FOOD!!! We had the pesto Lasagna and the Lobster Alfredo...to die for! Strawberry Tiramisu for dessert! You will not be disappointed!

Thank Nicholette406
Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 October 2013

This place is what Italy is all about! AMAZING food, generous serves & super friendly staff! it was my first passport and time abroad with me girlfriend we see this restaurant i liked the look of it so we went in it was the best decision we made the food, the size the staff the hole lot was amazing, we... More 

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2013

This is our first time visiting Italy and have had dinner at many cities and restaurants. In our opinion this was just as good as an expensive meal in Venice. The service was unreal, the waiter was very friendly and funny. Moreover the food and wine was second to none. Highly recommended by this young Canadian couple!!

Thank Paul S
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
Reviewed 28 September 2013 via mobile

This place is what Italy is all about! AMAZING food, generous serves & super friendly staff! must try pesto as its a specialty of this area, the liguian fish soup is beyond delicious & the dark choc & coconut tiramisu is the best dessert we had ever had! Such a gem!

Thank Rebecca187

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Renato Birolli 92, 19017 Manarola, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Cinque Terre  >  Manarola
  • Phone Number: +39 0187 920083

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