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“Fresh seafood overlooking the harbor”

Ristorante Trattoria La Cambusa
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Good for: Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Ridgefield, CT
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747 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 443 helpful votes
“Fresh seafood overlooking the harbor”
Reviewed 17 October 2013

This restaurant is just above the fisherman's area where their daily catches are processed. You walk up a few stairs and it is right there.They actually own this restaurant we were told. The seafood selections were plentiful and the menu told you if they were local fresh caught, local frozen, farmed etc.Most of the dishes were served with a pasta. We were seated in an enclosed area that overlooked the harbor but it was cool out so a small stove of sorts was on and the sides were closed. The service was good and the waitress was friendly an efficient. We had a linguini with small fresh caught little clams....there were a lot of clams! Someone had a porchini mushroom pasta that was very nice. Others had a seafood pasta that had mussels, clams and shrimp. Prices were good and we all enjoyed a desert and cappuccino.
One of the issues I did find a bit off putting was when, at the busiest time, a person selling their paintings came in and went from table to table trying to sell them. He was not pushy or unpleasant but I felt it inappropriate.

  • Visited October 2013
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
“Solid”
Reviewed 22 September 2013

Stopped by this restaurant on our way walking back from Portofino. The service is friendly and attentive, but not overbearing. House wine more than adequate. Food was well prepared and includes local Ligurian items. Good seafood at good prices. Recommended.

  • Visited September 2013
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“Posto Fantadtico”
Reviewed 25 August 2013 via mobile

It's a fantastic place with an amazing view on the bay, high quality of the food, good vine, simple atmosfere and very polite and attentive stuff,
Pasta with sea food is fantastic:)
Anna

  • Visited August 2013
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“Stay away”
Reviewed 1 August 2013

Tourist trap - poor food, long waiting. Only positive is location. We spent over an hour waiting for our main course. Decided to skip dessert and go to one of the great gellaterias instead.

  • Visited August 2013
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“Average food, poor service, decent but restricted view.”
Reviewed 23 June 2013

First dinner in S. Margherita, not impressed. I would say the waitress was busy so maybe some excuse for the long delay on EVERYTHING but the other waitress was clearly keeping up more. No bread (asked three or four times). No water (again 3 or 4 times asked). I ordered the Fettuchini with porcini. Average, definitely nothing special. Pasta with tomato sauce, bland. View from outside patio was obstructed due to covering. Really nice day, not hot, and all the plastic wa covering. Really stuffy and hard to see. Street noise alibi tale too much (expected given proximity but didn't help the experience). Portions very small. Had to eat again 20 minutes later. Prices unreasonably high for the portions. Many other better choices in the area. Maybe if the service was better it would've made the food seem better? Seemed like our waitress was ticked off too which didn't help the whole experience.

  • Visited June 2013
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