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L'Ancora della Tortuga

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Salita Cappuccini 4, 19016 Monterosso al Mare, Italy
+39 0187 800065
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12:00 - 15:30
18:30 - 21:30
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Tue - Sun 12:00 - 15:30
18:30 - 21:30
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Vitoria, ES
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Very nice, charmed place for a incredible lunch with an amazing view. Outstanding meal ! Great wines .. this is Italy There is no words .. must go !

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California
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a Michelin rated restaurant. Has excellent seafood and wine. A romantic spot and a lovely view of the ocean. I imagine it would be magical fantastic at Sunset, although we were there at lunch time and was a cloudy day. An excellent romantic spot to have wine and delicious seafood pasta. Great ambiance!

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Thank Angela P
London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had two dinners with friends here while staying in Monterosso to walk the Cinque Terre. The location is lively cut in the rock with the sea crashing below. Service very friendly. They even unscrewed some light bulbs for us because like many restaurants in Italy the lighting was too bright. Excellent fish & sea food & local wines, beautifully... More 

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Edgewater, New Jersey
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

My boyfriend and I took the train from Riomaggiore to go to this restaurant and we are very happy we did. We were seated in 5 minutes and our view was breathtaking. We sat outside, right along the cliff and and an unobstructed view of the ocean. The food was outstanding, we we sat for hours drinking wine and enjoying... More 

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Thank Jackie R
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Based on a recommendation from another local restauranteur, our large group made reservations for dinner. A charming restaurant built into the cliff side with a spectacular view of the Mediterranean and Monterosso by moonlight. The food was fresh and flavorful. The best view in town for a night of reflecting on a wonderfully relaxing night, or a quiet romantic evening.

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Fantastic seafood dinner! Lobster was naturally sweet and fresh. Mussels soup was delicious and yummy. If you would like to watch the sunset disappearing at the coastline and count the stars at night, you can try dinning the alfresco way. It's quite chilly when night falls. Overall, we still can't find a better restaurant that serves great food with great... More 

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Try to get a table on the stone terrace, above the main restaurant and overlooking the sea (you'll need to book ahead)

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Savannah, GA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Okay, so this place is easy to miss. It is really on the jetty - so to speak - between the new town and the old town. You have to look for it. If the weather is good, make a reservation for outside (which is really above the restaurant). You are literally eating over the water. We also ate inside... More 

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New York City, New York
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63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Dined here 3 times during my last stay in Monterosso. I've tried a lot of dishes at this restaurant and I've never had a bad meal. It's a beautiful restaurant inside and out from the atmosphere to the views. I have dreams about this place. I can't wait to return.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Enjoyed our meal here on our last night in Cinque Terre. Magical setting, we ate inside due to cooler weather but would recommend outdoor if weather is good. Excellent service, good seafood.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:30
18:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:30
18:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:30
18:30 - 21:30
Thursday
12:00 - 15:30
18:30 - 21:30
Friday
12:00 - 15:30
18:30 - 21:30
Saturday
12:00 - 15:30
18:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Salita Cappuccini 4, 19016 Monterosso al Mare, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Cinque Terre  >  Monterosso al Mare
  • Phone Number: +39 0187 800065

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?