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Trattoria La Nuova Spezia

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Viale Giovanni Amendola 56, 19121, La Spezia, Italy
+39 0187 24223
08:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

La Nuova Spezia is a perfect example of Italian fine food and fine service. Eventhough the restaurant was practically full when we bumped in, the lovely waiter found a table for us and made us feel like we were part of some great spezian family. And then came the food. Beautiful dish after dish.. Try anything!

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Quebec City, Canada
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36 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

We liked it so much that we went there three nights in a row. The Restaurant was full, but the manager always found a place for the two of us. What a treat. Lots of seafood, and lots of local people.

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Melbourne, Australia
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70 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We were a group of 13 - a mix of Australians, English and a lone American. Tough audience too! Very keen on their food and wine, but no Italian (except for me), and dealing with a waiter who had no English. Things got off to a great start with some seafood antipasti, then everyone ordered their own main courses. The... More 

Thank Sandy P
Reutlingen, Germany
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

One of the best restaurant we visited in Italy. Super friendly hosts, and marvelous seafood! Take the big appetizer plate, the fish of day and the house wine. It's just a fairytale!

Thank Patrick W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Amazing seafood, lovely hosts, great atmosphere. Highly recommend this place if you want to experience a traditional italien dinner with the locals.

Thank Balàzs K
Seattle, Washington
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

We arrived in La Spezia late in the evening after a stressful travel day, and this restaurant was the perfect place to brighten our moods. We were greeted by the owner, who made great recommendations for food and checked in with us frequently throughout the night. The portions were very generous, the seafood fresh and flavorful, and the overall experience... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

We had dinner here a few years ago and loved it. This time we visited at lunchtime and were struck by the same features. The restaurant was busy and we were the only tourists. In fact most of the clientele looked like locals having their lunch. We were made most welcome, as if we had been there many times, and... More 

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Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

I used to work in La Spezia 35 years ago, and first discovered La Nuova Spezia then. When we visit, we stay in Lerici (packed with restaurants) but always come in to La Spezia to eat here. The welcome is friendly, the food is tremendous, and very much shows some of the best of the local cuisine. We visited again... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Initially I was hesitant to go to this restaurant as the reviews made it sound gimmicky. I was wrong. It was a very memorable experience for me. in fact it was the highlight of my trip in Italy. Compared to restaurants in other Italian cities I've been to, this was the best experience and service I've had. As you know,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Excellent prices and quality fish dishes and service. Friendly staff. Highly recommended as we will go back.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
08:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
08:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
08:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
08:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
08:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
08:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
08:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Viale Giovanni Amendola 56, 19121, La Spezia, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Province of La Spezia  >  La Spezia
  • Phone Number: +39 0187 24223

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