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“Fresh sea air and pleasant view”
Review of Gambero Rosso

Gambero Rosso
Ranked #7 of 8 Restaurants in Porticello
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Rybinsk, Russia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Fresh sea air and pleasant view”
Reviewed 4 September 2013

I've spent a very pleasant evening in this restaurant with my friend. The unique picturesque view - the Gambero Rosso is situated just at the port, fresh sea air, mild light help to arise the appetite.. Simple fresh dishes typically sicilian and a very friendly staff made me feel at home. Tastes differ..I liked it very much.

  • Visited June 2013
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English first
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“A good example of style over substance”
Reviewed 18 July 2013

Located right on the harbour in the picturesque fishing village of Porticelli, Gambero Rosso looks like one of the more up-market and well presented restaurants. Not being great fans of shellfish, my wife and I chose a pasta and salmon dish. The pasta was somewhere between al dente and undercooked, but we reckoned it would be a brave Irishman to advise an Italian on how to cook pasta! We noticed other punters complaining about their pizza, and others querying what they had been served after what they thought they had ordered. For what we received, the meal was expensive. Overall a disappointing experience for what was supposed to be a treat.

Visited July 2013
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Wimborne, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 298 helpful votes
“Liked it despite the other reviews”
Reviewed 6 July 2013

Food on the plane was poor, getting the hire car at the airport was a nightmare, finding the place we were staying took a while and there was nowhere obvious to buy food late in the evening. By this time it was well after 11pm and we really needed to eat and, of course, there was nowhere apparently open - except at the port of Porticello. There, everything seemed to be open and in full swing, and we gratefully went to this restaurant as it seemed the most full of life.
OK, so it was a bit noisy with a lot of young people and there was a big crowd on one table that slowed service a little and meant our table wasn't cleaned from previous customers as quickly as perhaps it should have been. The look of the place and the prices said that it was definitely not up-market, but we were sitting outside by the sea in April and we were going to get some food at last.
We all had fish (frittura mista) and chips, not surprisingly, and found it absolutely fine. Hardly gourmet but decent food and very reasonably priced, as was the beer and wine. No doubt there are better restaurants in this small port, but no complaints from us on this one.

  • Visited April 2013
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