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C'era Una Volta

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Piazza Felice Cavallotti 3, 19032 San Terenzo, Lerici, Italy
+39 0187 971382
Today
19:00 - 22:00
00:00 - 14:00
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Wed - Sun 19:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 00:00 - 14:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

What a find! A warm welcome and friendly staff. Excellent menu, mainly seafood but what's not to like? Their prawns in a creamy chick-pea sauce was excellent. The sea-food spaghetti (min 2 persons) was historic (and we've eaten a lot of spaghetti over the years). Well worth the trip and reasonably priced.

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Thank Peter W
Cranleigh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

So far the most enjoyable dinner of many during out stay in Lerici. Both the fish (Ricciola = greater amberjack) and steak were brilliant. Extremely friendly staff who coped with our lack of Italian admirably. Mainly a seafood restaurant but with two steak dishes on the menu. Good local wines and overall not too expensive. Definitely on our list for... More 

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Thank AndrewVine
Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Surprising great place - high value for low price - best dish spaghetti vongole.. Service was outstanding - a great place to start your vacation

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Thank DSteinmann
Lerici, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

It has a good selection of food, mainly fish and pasta. The staff are nice. The decor of the restaurant is lovely. The fish is always fresh and well cooked.

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Thank Al P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2015 via mobile

I visited "c'era una Volta " in August to celebrate my friend bday! It was a proper girls night out and we decided to start with a real Italian dinner! Seafood only! We were told that this restaurant cook fresh food everyday and the pasta was homemade! So I was very curious to check if it was true, bare in... More 

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Slovakia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015

Finally back to San Terenzo and to the lovely C'era una volta. The atmosphere is always so nice, like if you are at home, staff treated us so well. I wanted to take mixed starters as I remembered they were amazing and they still are, best anchovies ever! Then I wanted to try trofie with pesto and I have loved... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2015

OK - so we walked into the restaurant and we were told that it opened at 18:00. Came back at 18:30 and were then told that it opened at 19:00 (can you tell we don't speak Italian). THANK GOODNESS THAT THE BUS WAS LATE! We had one of the most delicious and enjoyable meals here since we have been in... More 

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Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2015

We had a very nice quick lunch here. I liked the simple atmosphere and delicate food, I think it's perfect for a light lunch.

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Slovakia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2015

I ended up going to C'era una volta after seeing all the good reviews on Tripadvisor and I can confirm that food is excellent, tasty and fresh. I had mixed starters, anchovies were marvelous as well as fried polenta with cod, one of the best thing I tried in my life. I also had seafood spaghetti and mixed fried fish,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2014 via mobile

Great food and excellent service. We felt very welcomed and cared about. Fish was freshly caught and nicely cooked. Highly recommended!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$24 - US$54
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
19:00 - 22:00
00:00 - 14:00
Wednesday
19:00 - 22:00
Thursday
19:00 - 22:00
Friday
19:00 - 22:00
Saturday
19:00 - 22:00
00:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza Felice Cavallotti 3, 19032 San Terenzo, Lerici, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Lerici  >  San Terenzo
  • Phone Number: +39 0187 971382

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?