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“...an unforgetable gastronomic experience!”

Antica Osteria Luchin
Ranked #54 of 155 Restaurants in Chiavari
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Vila Real de Santo Antonio, Portugal
Level 6 Contributor
158 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“...an unforgetable gastronomic experience!”
Reviewed 30 September 2011

This Antica Osteria - Old Tavern - offers some kind of "travel in time" as it persists original and loyal to its own style. Here, you don't come only to eat, you get a complete experience: the kitchen is open to the room, so you can see "what's going on" there; the old oven, not only warms up the ambience but, also, let us know a little more about the secret recipe of the delicious farinata - of course that the farinata is a compulsory dish to order here - delicious and unique! The fish - any -  is also advisable: we took the most tasty anchovies ever!...really!
The price is not too cheap...but, in return, you take home an unforgetable gastronomic experience!
 
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  • Visited September 2011
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surrey
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116 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Very good eating experience, let down by chicken escalope - Stick to traditional dishes”
Reviewed 11 November 2010

we ate he after my favourite Osteria da Vittorio ( a few doors away) was closed. The food was excellent, but desperately let down but the chicken escalope my son had. it was the smallest paper thin escalope that I'd ever seen - deep fried, served with a handful of chips - avoid this dish and stick to the traditional ones. Even the hearty stews are cooked in the wood fired oven. recommended.

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Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands
1 review
“The soul of Liguria on a plate!”
Reviewed 1 August 2010

Lunchin is without any doubt the best osteria in Chiavari. Do not expect a fine dining environment, this is a classic example of the original Italian osteria experience. This means quick service without nonsense and the best food the world has to offer. You recognize the best ones easily, locals stand in line outside!

Patron Lucca and his crew make shure your tastebuds have a rolercoastertrip trough heaven. Make sure to try the pasta pesto and the "farinata", Lunchin is famous for it.

Boris Sala.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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175 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Traditional, charming - and the food is good too!”
Reviewed 19 May 2010

Luchin has been going for more than a hundred years, and I guess it hasn't changed too much in all that time. We turned up on a Saturday evening at 7.30, and were surprised to find the place more or less full at that early hour. But they very soon found a table for us, and a carafe of the house wine was on the table almost as soon as we had sat down. The food was delicious - we had spaghetti al pesto, fritto misto di mare, and torta, and the service was exceptionally quick and efficient - it has to be, to keep up with demand. Most of the customers were locals, and they were doing a brisk take-away trade in the local speciality "farinata" which was being cooked in a huge oven near our table. We showed interest, and were given a slice to try! All in all, it was a delightful evening, and there was no doubt that all the customers were enjoying themselves - so were the staff, who were working incredibly hard. No frills, no airs and graces - be warned, you might find yourself sitting on a stool! But well worth it, for a truly memorable experience.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Best Restaurant Experience in Italy”
Reviewed 7 May 2009

We had dinner at Luchin in Chiavari during our April trip. It is famous in the region for farinata a kind of thin crust pizza. We sampled the pasta, pesto that is heavenly and veal. My husband had minestrone with pesto--the best he has had in his life!

The food is amazing but it's hard to choose the one thing that makes Luchin so special. The food, the wine, the atmosphere that feels like all that you dream Italy should be. The service was amazing! We spent hours there and ended the evening talking with one of the owners--Luca. Truly a night to remember and it will be our first stop on our next trip to Italy.

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