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“Maybe a stroke of bad luck, but we were extremely disappointed”
Review of Il Gambero

Il Gambero
Ranked #4 of 66 Restaurants in Porto Venere
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$11 - US$42
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed 18 June 2014 via mobile

We ate Il Gamber last night. We ordered a pasta and lobster dish for the first course. Our waiter said it was his favorite. The pasta and sauce were decent, but there was barely any meat. It was all shells. The lady behind me seemed to have a lovely meal. The wine was great, and there was good service. I won't dine there again. I don't like to give bad reviews.

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Reviewed 26 September 2013

We live nearby, but this was the very best meal we've had in Le Grazie! The owners, Monica and Diego are so nice and helpful. The pictures should speak for themselves! This was the special night called La Noche en Blanco. We reserved a table at Il Gambero, and had pretty much front row seats for the music and dancing. Gorgeous experience.

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Thank soncijo
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Reviewed 23 September 2013

An unpretentious gem of a find, with friendly, welcoming front of house and delicious sea food dishes cooked up by mother and son team. Often overlooked Le Grazie, just a five minute bus ride from nearby touristy Portavenere, is a quiet marina with scenic views. Accommodation is much cheaper in Le Grazie and this is probably also the reason why value for money in this restaurant is so good, when compared to similar restaurants further up the coast. We tried the Anchovies - a local speciality- which come sott" olio and salted, in a batter and deep fried, and also marinated in lemon. Mt linguine al' nero di sepia (squid ink) with almonds and calamari were out of this world as were my friend's lobster and tuna roe filled ravioli in a creamy sage and lemon sauce.

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1  Thank Warren B
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Reviewed 19 July 2013

Went to this restaurant with a large group of friends while traveling in the region. They accommodated us easily (which has proven difficult for other restaurants in Italy since most are very small). Staff was friendly and hospitable. They talked and joked with us during our long dinner. Beautiful location right on the water.
Sea food was very fresh. To prove it, they brought out a live lobster (someone in our group had ordered lobster for dinner) and showed the lobster to the table before taking it back to be cooked. I recommend the ravioli or the pesto pasta- both were very delicious!

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Thank TravelerBR11
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Reviewed 10 July 2013

Stumbled across this place with some friends. The atmosphere of the place was great with a lovely scenic view and excellent food to match. The staff were very friendly, welcoming and went out of their way to make our night a great one.

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