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“Fresh seafood beautifully cooked”

Ristorante Pizzeria Il Timone
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Ranked #13 of 65 Restaurants in Porto Venere
Price range: US$2 - US$11
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Rudder opens its doors around 1960 when Portovenere had not yet reached the tourist interest today. The create and lead him to the end of the 80s and Marino Toni offering their customers the traditional Ligurian dishes joined the Italian dish: pizza. Today on the path created by the parents, Antonella continues the tradition in a room totally renovated but in the typical tone of Liguria. The rudder is the perfect destination to enjoy the flavor and atmosphere of Ligurian cuisine. Ideal for an aperitif from 18.00 Onwards with wine and Ligurian cuisine or for a dinner with many different tones. Great for organizing birthdays afternoon with a buffet, or traditional with the offer of delicious pizzas created by the high professionalism of Antonella already leading exponent of the pizza industry and is currently President of the Pizza Planet - Science and Culture Pizza. Interesting for groups up to a maximum of 50 people offer to drink menu with wines and Ligurian cuisine from 7 euro, and dinner from 15 EUR. The Wardrobe will offer an opportunity to give away or give a concrete memory of your passage to the rudder.
Melbourne, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Fresh seafood beautifully cooked”
Reviewed 11 May 2014 via mobile

Our first night in Italy after a week in France we were so pleased to find this little gem in Portovenere. The lightly fried seafood medley was excellent and very fresh as was the salad in a breaded bowl. If anything our meal was under priced at €34 for 2 including 2 glasses of wine. We will be back.

Visited May 2014
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antonech, Proprietario at Ristorante Pizzeria Il Timone, responded to this review, 12 May 2014
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Grazie per i vostri complimenti, va aspettiamo ancora e a presto
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El Cerrito, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
“Nice spot, mixed food reviews”
Reviewed 8 May 2014

This eatery is located along one of the main roads into and out of (Via Olivo) Portovenere. It has both inside and outside seating and has a view to the marina and the Gulf (across the road). It is close to the intersection of the two main streets (Via Olivo and Via Garibaldi) on the water side (across from the ferry ticket office). We arrived early for dinner and it was pretty empty. They have an English menu, and we ate primarily off the Ligurian Menu. One of us wanted pesto after having a taste in town at a placing selling jarred pesto, which was simply fantastic (that place is Bajeico la Bottega del Pesto, right on the main shopping street, Via Capellini.) We asked the waitress and she suggested the Focaccina Liguria da Gustare, which was foccacia with potatoes, pesto, and parmesan. It was an absolutely huge plate of food, but it was really pretty tasteless. All potatoes and bread, tiny drizzle of not the best pesto, and a few slivers of parmesan. Next time, we would buy the jar in town, and order sphaghetti at the eatery to pour it on! A second course was better with sweet Italian sausage and potatoes baked in parchment. While there was a lot of olive oil in the bottom of the parchment, this was indeed flavorful. The other of us had minestrone with pesto, which was as he likes – lots of good vegetables and not a lot of pasta, but again, somewhat bland. The local specialty, fried anchovies, they did not have, so the seafood lover ordered the fried mixed seafood (sardines, octopus, squid, mussels, etc). He declared this full of seafood flavor and not greasy – a winner. With a bottle of their house white wine, our total was 45Euro, a very good price.
Another night we got two pizzas (both with sausage and salami – one with gorgonzola cheese. With their house white wine, total was 28Euro. Pizzas were fine.

Visited April 2014
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antonech, Proprietario at Ristorante Pizzeria Il Timone, responded to this review, 10 May 2014
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Grazie per la visita e... Buon cibo "italiano"!
A presto
Antonella
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Bucharest, Romania
1 review
“our favourite restaurant in Porto Venere”
Reviewed 29 April 2014

The restaurant is very cozy and nice, the food was very tasty and the lady who serve us was very nice and very efficient. Try it, you will no regret .

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antonech, Proprietario at Ristorante Pizzeria Il Timone, responded to this review, 30 April 2014
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Grazie della visita a presto
Antonella
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Tel Aviv, Israel
1 review
“magnifent”
Reviewed 26 April 2014

A very pretty and modern place in a beautiful location beside the port. Almost every dish is 8 Euros, very tasty, and very pleasant service. We really enjoyed it.

  • Visited April 2014
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antonech, Proprietario at Ristorante Pizzeria Il Timone, responded to this review, 28 April 2014
I thank you for your good opinion. See you soon
Antonella
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Budapest
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134 reviews
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“Our no. 1 in Portovenere”
Reviewed 17 March 2014

A restaurant with a nice ambiente, friendly and helpful staff, very good local food, always some daily specialities and a quite good wine menu.
This was the best restaurant in Portovenere, we tried out and we believe, it is hard to top it.

Visited March 2014
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antonech, Proprietario at Ristorante Pizzeria Il Timone, responded to this review, 26 March 2014
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Grazie! Ci avete indicato come il miglio ristorante a Portovenere, difficile da superare il Timone, beh grazie ancora, noi ci impegnamo veramente tanto, dalla ricerca della materia prima per piccole nicchie di fornitori, al servizio nella nostra semplicità sempre attento e puntuale, e quando veniamo gratificati così, non possiamo che essere felici.
A presto a Portovenere
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