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€15 - €40
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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Healthy, Ligurian, Northern-Italian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 20 October 2023 via mobile

Unfortunately we got the server who was quite unpleasant. A small slender gentleman who treated us like we were the enemy. We wouldn’t recommend this restaurant. The food was very good, but no comparison to Rome, Sorrento, and Tuscany. Although the bread selection is amazing/delicious....Other servers were nice. Perhaps it was the language barrier (not speaking English) that makes it difficult for the servers. Also the atmosphere is loud, the lighting bright, and the music on a continuous loop playing the same songs over again.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 7 October 2023

Recommended by our hotel host and was not disappointed. Fun and personable staff who seem enjoy making guests have a good dining experience. Reservations are a must. The meat ravioli with ragu was outstanding, and reminiscent of the real stuff my nonna used to make....The Ligurian Sea Bass was caught that day and was delicious.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 5 October 2023 via mobile

A great find when here to get away from the hustle and bustle of the street and enjoy an authentic local meal. I had the seafood pasta and my wife had the pesto pasta - both exquisite! Bellisimo!

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 1 October 2023

We had lunch here and they were serving their fish of the day. Phenomenal! 22€. They were very busy but we got a seat quickly. The food was served quickly.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 26 September 2023 via mobile

This is a very well run and popular restaurant that the local people visit… my suggestion is to get a reservation. We ate the pastries the next morning at their caffe “Ely” which is right next door. Incredible!!

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 12 September 2023

Pleasant waiter who was very informative. Seafood ravioli was average - same as restaurant two addresses down. Sea bass was the same as neighboring restaurant. Salad was average too. We made a reservation and hoped for a great meal , but it was average.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 7 September 2023 via mobile

We were so lucky to get in. Wandering the streets for an early dinner and picked up the last table for 2. My advice for all the dinner servings is book in the day before. Service was immaculate and the Pinot Grigio was the best...we have ever had. Homemade Gnocchi with Pesto as the main - wow! Unforgettable meal and the service was first class.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 25 August 2023 via mobile

This was our favorite meal of the trip! I am back home and still dreaming of the muscles and seafood pasta we had for dinner this night. Our hotel recommended the restaurant and luckily they were able to get us a table inside. Everything we...had was fresh and delicious. Highly recommend especially if you are a seafood lover like we are!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 21 August 2023

Terrible service. Staff makes you feel like they really don’t want to bother. Not worth the trouble.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 12 July 2023

Lovely place, great food and nice staff! We hade the seafood plate and great local wine. Strongly recommend!

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 10 July 2023

Be sure to call ahead for a reservation as it gets booked in advance and the restaurant is tiny and very popular. We had eaten here on a previous trip and wanted to return. It was the best meal we had in the Cinque Terre....We shared an appetizer of anchovies, then had pasta entrees ( trenette frutti mare and ravioli al ragu). We were too full for dessert! With water and wine, the total was 63 euros.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 9 June 2023

Loved this place! Fantastic food and the staff was lovely. Highly recommend going here. Make sure to check out the desserts as well, as one of the women makes them by scratch each day.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 8 June 2023

We had a wonderful dinner here, every dish was exceptional especially the fish of the day! Service was good. Would highly recommend! Worthwhile to book in advance for an outside table too!

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 2 June 2023 via mobile

I had read about how poor service was and hoped it was a one off ….we have been travelling for three weeks in Europe and we’ve had amazing service and meals …. This one was average and we had high hopes from most reviews…. Our...server left us feeling like we were unimportant …. Did not attend much…was more interested and catering to a local/ frequent visitor with a dog…. Food was pretty good but not amazing as reviews would have it…. I’m sorry to leave just an average review …. Oh and fyi…. You have to pay inside … when u ask for the cheque they yell that u pay inside …. Like you are supposed to know that …..More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 10 May 2023 via mobile

The service is very bad. They make you feel like they are doing you a big favour. Definitely not worth your time and hard earned money

Date of visit: May 2023
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JennyBoston2
23 May 2019|
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Response from Laura S | Reviewed this property |
If you google the restaurant L’Osteria Monterossa a phone number comes up which you can call or log into facebook and message them. Best option is to have your hotel make the reservations. Hope this helps. Laura
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Response from Beverly954 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I don’t know. It would be handy for those of us who travel without international mobile service! If you have time, you could always swing by earlier in the day to make reservations for the evening or following day... More
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L'Osteria is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4