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Via Bighetti 24, 16043 Chiavari, Italy
+39 0185 310744
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Zurich, Switzerland
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

We loved the cozze (mussels), spada (swordfish) with Ligurian tomato sauce, the tonno (tuna), the friendly service and the reasonable prices, will go there again during our stay.

1 Thank Kerstin K
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2015 via mobile

Friendly waiter promished separate bills to 3 couples. Food not good actuallu bad. Then when it came to pay we met the owner which was rude and ir ended in dispute and he threatened to ctall the police. I asked for the police but then they were thretening us. Absalutely no go!!!

Thank Gudmundur G
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2015 via mobile

The server was friendly. It was also the only positive of this place. It soon became clear why it was not full at this restaurant. The food was not good. The owner was rude and should not come near the restaurant business.

Thank BaldurBald
London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2015

Really good food and great value. Very polular with local workers for lunch. Try the seafood and risottos

Thank Nikki308
Gdansk, Poland
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130 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2015

We went to this restaurant to eat a pizza at lunch but it happened to be actually quite a bad choice: the pastry for the pizza was ok but the ingredients were not fresh at all. For this price, we expected at least pizzas with fresh vegetables and ingredients. Should you decide to go there, it might be better to... More 

Thank Ch-Henry
London, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2013

In July & August one has to ASK for the fixed price lunch weekday menu, which out of season is even sometimes available in the evening. As the shady colonnades have been commandeered by other nearby restaurants, one can eat here in the side street under a veranda. In Winter, behind the rather off putting dark bar at the entrance,... More 

Thank TheVerdantPath
Almere, The Netherlands
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2012

We did visit U Recanto because it looked clean and inviting. The staff/owners (?) were very friendly and helpfull. The restaurant was full of Italian guests so we thought this has to be OK. Our pizza's were more than OK and the house wine also. The prices are not to expensive. They serve a l3 course lunch menu for 11... More 

Thank DutchRubyRed
Linden, California
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2012

We spent 2 weeks in Chiavari as our base of travel spot, and stumbled on U Recanto. It was good enough the first night (had the daily combo special. . .appetizer, first course, second course, bottle of wine, bottle of acqua) and went back for the pizza the next night. This is the only restaurant we ate twice at, although... More 

Thank Chuck95236
Cape Town, South Africa
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2012

We have dined in restaurants splendid and simple all over the world,but never have we experienced rudeness the like of which we experienced at U Recanto. The restaurant is in a lovely litle street behind Piazza Mazzini and we took one of the pleasant outdoor tables.Admittedly we only have the basic words in Italian,but ordered one Caprese Salad to share... More 

Thank Dragonfly7777
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29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2012 via mobile

We ordered 2 pizzas for lunch, which is not the best thing round here but we fancied a pizza. The pizzas were very big and extremely cheesy, too much cheese for us. Great value though at 6 euros for each pizza and 6 euro for 1/2 litre house wine (which was very nice). We looked at some of the seafood... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Bighetti 24, 16043 Chiavari, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Chiavari
  • Phone Number: +39 0185 310744

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