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Antica Osteria Luchin

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Via Bighetti 51, 16043 Chiavari, Italy
+39 0185 301063
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Playa del Ingles, Spain
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

The owner of the place welcomed us, he is the great grand son of the founder, who started the business in 1907. The brick-owen grilled beef and the thin pancake-like bread was very good.

Thank JonPalsson
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

This restaurant offers honest Ligurian cooking which is authentic and very tasty. The farinata is excellent, but the polpo é patate is a stand out dish the addition of capers and olives make this a classic. The torte are also exceptional. The daily specials are always interesting well worth a visit.

Thank Honestman2
Melbourne, Australia
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100 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

There's a reason this place is always busy...it is just great, no fuss food in comfortable surroundings. Paper place-mats, wooden tables placed close together, simple menu with a regional focus. Especially liked the farinata. Staff were fun, service friendly and location under a portico in the old town.

Thank Carducci_Clan
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63 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

We love this restaurant. Have eaten here many times, and will be coming back. Great traditional ligurian cooking. Good service!

Thank Dagfinn B
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

A Ligurian institution . Watch the farinata being made . Rustic with shared tables . Packed with locals . Fasted paced but the food is classic , no fuss , super fresh !

Thank 1975Jacuzzi
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

I live in Chiavari and when I have the occasion I always go there to eat in a simple but delicious way. They cook as at home that's why it is so authentic and nice. The restaurant is a real osteria inside and outside it is great because you can eat in the middle of a carruggio, the typical Ligurian... More 

Thank Valentina J
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

Extremely delicious food here! Come prepared to eat traditional Ligurian food...it's fabulous! I love the minestrone...it's the best I have ever had...the farinata is mouth watering, the chestnut torta is beyond compare!

Thank 427luciam
Hong Kong
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115 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016

We have read some very good reviewson this restaurant and so have been very looking forward to try it and we were not disappointed. We arrived at 8:15pm and the restaurant was full. We waited for 15-20 minutes before we were seated next to the wood fire oven. The menu is in Italian but it was simple and the lovely... More 

Thank FC207
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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69 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016

If you want to enjoy the dishes of this area, make sure you give this place a try. The local and traditional farinata is made in a 100+ years old beautiful oven. I have enjoyed the octopus salad with potatoes, which was good way beyond expectations. Amazing, their chestnuts cake. The waiters are very nice and helpful. Please note that... More 

Thank 847pierc
Lake Como, Italy
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66 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016

This is a typical old fashioned and traditional Osteria, with all its simple fashion and beauty where you can appreciate good Ligurian food. The farinata is probably the best I ever had, the trinette al pesto as Mum would make them, etc. etc. very good and quick service.

Thank PinoVelardi

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Bighetti 51, 16043 Chiavari, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Chiavari
  • Phone Number: +39 0185 301063

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