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L'Ancora della Tortuga

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Salita Cappuccini, 4, 19016 Monterosso al Mare, Italy
+39 0187 800065
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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Edgewater, New Jersey
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I took the train from Riomaggiore to go to this restaurant and we are very happy we did. We were seated in 5 minutes and our view was breathtaking. We sat outside, right along the cliff and and an unobstructed view of the ocean. The food was outstanding, we we sat for hours drinking wine and enjoying... More 

Thank Jackie R
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Based on a recommendation from another local restauranteur, our large group made reservations for dinner. A charming restaurant built into the cliff side with a spectacular view of the Mediterranean and Monterosso by moonlight. The food was fresh and flavorful. The best view in town for a night of reflecting on a wonderfully relaxing night, or a quiet romantic evening.

2 Thank kcaseyVT
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Fantastic seafood dinner! Lobster was naturally sweet and fresh. Mussels soup was delicious and yummy. If you would like to watch the sunset disappearing at the coastline and count the stars at night, you can try dinning the alfresco way. It's quite chilly when night falls. Overall, we still can't find a better restaurant that serves great food with great... More 

1 Thank PenHuixian W
New York City, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Try to get a table on the stone terrace, above the main restaurant and overlooking the sea (you'll need to book ahead)

1 Thank lamiff
Savannah, GA
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142 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Okay, so this place is easy to miss. It is really on the jetty - so to speak - between the new town and the old town. You have to look for it. If the weather is good, make a reservation for outside (which is really above the restaurant). You are literally eating over the water. We also ate inside... More 

1 Thank MilitelloVC
New York City, New York
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Dined here 3 times during my last stay in Monterosso. I've tried a lot of dishes at this restaurant and I've never had a bad meal. It's a beautiful restaurant inside and out from the atmosphere to the views. I have dreams about this place. I can't wait to return.

2 Thank amanda w
Vancouver, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Enjoyed our meal here on our last night in Cinque Terre. Magical setting, we ate inside due to cooler weather but would recommend outdoor if weather is good. Excellent service, good seafood.

Thank avenue12
São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

I walked for 15 min on the rain to reach the place. But my surprise when I got there is that it was closed. I probably should call this before, but on TripAdvisor, Google, basically everywhere it said it was opened from 6:30 to 21:30 today. Very disappointing. Please update your information guys.

Thank Erica F
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

This is one restaurant you should visit during your stay in Monterosso. Great food, great views and a dining room set inside a cliffside cave! Incredible! You will love it!

Thank Raymod B
Vancouver, Canada
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Talk about attentive service! We went there for lunch and ordered quite a few appetizers. We were busy chatting and eating other dishes and ignored the squid on squid ink rice that we ordered. Our server came by and saw that the dish got cold and proactively asked if they could reheat it up for us. We were already touched... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Special Occasion Dining, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?