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La Taverna del Metallo

Via Cernaia 17, 19121, La Spezia, Italy
+39 349 863 9139
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“wild boar” (12 reviews)
“pork shank” (7 reviews)
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Italian, Bar, Pub
Via Cernaia 17, 19121, La Spezia, Italy
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1 - 10 of 87 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Excellent ambiance, excellent service and excellent food. Definitely worth a visit. Metallica music at acceptable level,can still hear and talk!

Thank Falloyd
Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

Not your typical Italian restaurant. This place has loads of character, very small but compact. It is a brewery with a very wide variety but also serve wine. Very loud metal music. Enjoyed our meal of roast pork and boat.

Thank Olga C
Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

This place is great. Hidden behind stout wooden doors is a dim, stone interior, with some of the best, heartiest food I've had the pleasure of eating. The staff were great, the beer (apparently it's a brewery too) was tasty, and came in a grande...More

Thank Joshua T
Reviewed 25 December 2017

Small place with a great atmosphere and excellent food. Waiters are very friendly, choice of meat dishes and beers is great. Highly recommend!

Thank Miljen M
Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

A cozy hole-in-the-wall tavern with amazing food. Took the recommendation and got the boar with polenta, and it was fantastic—also a nice switch up from traditional Italian that we’ve been eating for over a week. Also for the Chocolate Orgy (dessert) and it was delicious....More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 15 November 2017

Lovely little Resto-pub, fantastic menu with homemade local dishes. Top quality food, will definitely return!

Thank ModernistItaly
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Remember to order Sgabei al Pesto and Stinco di Maiale in the world! Very good beer. A nice place to spend a dinner together with friends

Thank Antonio P
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

We had an incredible wild boar and couldn't stop eating it! The owners are really nice and provide a great service. The place looks like an old tavern and have a good environment

Thank retpsouza
Reviewed 20 October 2017

Great atmosphere, excellent pork dishes with and without bone; trust us it's a good choice! ;) Fantastic beer and friendly service.

Thank miguelgoulart1991
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Lovely food and beer, would highly recommend! The braised pork with caramelized onion and mashed potatoes was amazing!

Thank Keri H
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Tricia J
11 August 2017|
Response from Reggie D | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the slow response... I’d recommend somewhere else. They specialize in meat!
18 July 2017|
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Response from Reggie D | Reviewed this property |
Maybe... I don't recall a children's menu and the tables are close together.. But the owner was very accommodating to a family while I was there.
christine g
20 October 2015|
Response from irafunesta | Property representative |
Sorry, only Euro cash is accepted. Thank you very much, hope to see you soon!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 25
Italian, Bar, Pub
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
8:00 PM - 2:00 AM
8:00 PM - 2:00 AM
8:00 PM - 2:00 AM
8:00 PM - 2:00 AM
8:00 PM - 2:00 AM
8:00 PM - 2:00 AM
8:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Cernaia 17, 19121, La Spezia, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Province of La Spezia  >  La Spezia
  • Phone Number: +39 349 863 9139
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Middle Ages themed tavern with rock, metal and folk background music, a place to enjoy traditional local dishes (cheese and cold meat or salami platters) ravioli, testaroli, wild boar and pork, polenta and more... All to be washed down with a beer from our large selection of bottled or draught beers and fine local wines
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