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Hosteria al Leon d'Oro

Via Flavio Torello Baracchini 16-18, 19123, La Spezia, Italy
+39 0187 702295
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“antipasti” (2 reviews)
“pasta” (3 reviews)
“gluten free” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
Via Flavio Torello Baracchini 16-18, 19123, La Spezia, Italy
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

The Leon d’Oro (Gloden Lion) is a small family restaurant located in La Spezia that some friends living here recommended to me. And it was a very pleasant surprise. I never tried in my life better black spaghetti (squid ink), baccalà mantecato (stockfish mousse), mussels...More

1  Thank Yume Y
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Food was in most cases very good, especialy pasta with artichokes and goat cheese. Octopuss was also very nice, but veal was a bit dissapointing. Wine served at the beggining was just not on the level with food, so we had to try some other...More

Thank Vito K
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Very nice and friendly service & delicious and fresh food proposed to us by the chef in person (!) We were so positively suprised by this place that we went back the other day for our anniversary dinner :)

Thank ZiezioM
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

On the recommendation of the hotel, Locanda dal Moccia La Spezia, we stopped for dinner. If you didn't know where it was you might walk right by...don't !There is no formal menu.  The chef comes out and gives a couple of options for antipasti, primi, secondi,...More

Thank grotta96
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Very good restaurant for either meat or fish. The chef comes to your table with suggested meals (try the cuttlefish spaghetti with black sauce, phenomenal).After the first course is finished he comes around again to suggest the main courses. Antique furniture and tables contribute to...More

Thank Sesquapedalian
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Chef came out to take our order , no menus all just fresh off the top of the chefs mind, very simple but delicious home cooked authentic good, we were surrounded by locals, even a nun was there! Gluten free homemade pasta was divine along...More

Thank Chantelle O
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

The Chef ,the service and the food all was the best of my 14 days in Italy.The price is far too small for all these.You should try it.

Thank leyla007
Reviewed 1 August 2015 via mobile

There's no menu. The chef (and I believe the owner) himself gives his suggestions for a very good dinner. The food is well presented and fantastic cooked.

Thank Phil H
Reviewed 24 July 2015

Very nice! During 4 days my girlfriend and I we visited a couple restaurants in the neigborhood of Parco dell Colombaio. This one had the most personal approach, very friendly and family-like. The owner suggested our menu and cooked it himself. Best of all, he...More

Thank Peter N
Reviewed 28 June 2015

Alberto Varisco an extraorinary Cheff and an excelente person; deffinitely one of out best meals ever!!! take your time to enjoy a wonderful dinner and a great experience, not to be missed!!!

1  Thank Ifastag
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Flavio Torello Baracchini 16-18, 19123, La Spezia, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Province of La Spezia  >  La Spezia
  • Phone Number: +39 0187 702295
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