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Il Ciliegio

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Localita Beo 2, 19016 Monterosso al Mare, Italy
+39 0187 817829
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Simcoe, Canada
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

The view was spectacular. You are high up in the mountains with a beautiful view of the Mediterranean and the buildings far below. I would suggest having lunch on the patio at this location so that you can take in the views. We had dinner so it was dark soon after were seated and therefore no scenery to admire. There... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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395 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

This place was recommended by a local. The restaurant sent a van into the village to drive us way up the hill to the restaurant. The drive itself was interesting with different perspectives on the countryside. The sun was setting as we arrived but the sky was very clear so the view persisted.We ate on the terrace but we noticed... More 

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Thank Terry L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

We discovered this gem of a restaurant on a recent stay in Monterosso. The owner came and picked us up in Monterosso and drove us up the mountain. Spectacular views and delicious food! We were so welcomed by the charming staff and enjoyed it so much we ate there twice in three nights. And the view is breathtaking.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

You climb up the hill behind Monterosso with the restaurant van (pick up set at reservation) and enjoy a very good, traditional dinner in a cherry garden with a stunning view on the park and Monterosso. Thumbs up for the relaxed atmosphere and the friendly and attentive staff and thanks to Mara and Pierre for sharing this little jewel with... More 

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San Francisco
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

We came here as the guest of a local friend of ours. The view from the restaurant terrace is beautiful. The food is excellent with local specialties, & the staff are friendly. The restaurant provides shuttle service from central Monterosso.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed our cooking class here and Mary and Juan was the best! The owner of the restaurants grows most of their own food and it was so fresh and delicious! The Basils smelt amazing! Mary and Juan were excellent at explaining where the food comes from and how you should grow, store, prepare and cook your own food!... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

Our family of 4 (including 2 boys aged 10 and 14) spent a wonderful day learning to cook traditional Ligurian cuisine with Mari. We prepped ingredients for four courses and were given detailed instructions. Over the 2 hour cooking class we learned to appreciate how different cooking in this region is from other regions and, especially, from in North America.... More 

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Nacka, Sweden
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

This is a restaurant with an atmosphere. They come out and show you the fish or meat they are preparing for you. It was for sure true Italian cooking knowledge every step of the way. I would have paid double, no doubt. And they pick you up in the village (Monterosso) and take you back!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

This is a beautiful hilltop restaurant, especially charming at night. The food is good, largely seafood. We started with tasty appetizers of anchovies, and a caprese salad, then moved onto to a whole fish (orata) in white wine, perfectly cooked, then deboned and served tableside. The wine list offers good choices. Service was a bit rustic.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

We actually took a cooking class here and if their food is anything like what we made in class then it is excellent! Wonderful staff, chefs, and host. The outside patio has amazing views and the inside is very casual Italian dining and so welcoming. Would like to come here to eat dinner next time.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$27 - US$42
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Localita Beo 2, 19016 Monterosso al Mare, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Cinque Terre  >  Monterosso al Mare
  • Phone Number: +39 0187 817829
Description
Cooking Class is now open ! For reservation about restaurant and Cooking Class please call us !
We are open from April 1st to November 4th.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?