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Le Bocche

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Calata Doria, 102, 19025, Porto Venere, Italy
+39 0187 790622
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the mussels, they were tasty and presented nicely. The local wine was excellent, but the bread was dry as if it had been cut too early. This place is out on the point, a bit more upscale than others we saw and pricier but the view was wonderful.

Thank Peggy571
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fresh seafood, lovely view at the entrance of the bay, tasty local wine, good portions, quite but friendly atmosphere, nice service. What else?? Highly recommended!

Thank Laura G
Colchester, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016

We had a wonderful evening here and some of the best food on our trip. Lovely wine great service definitely recommend.

Thank mglrowan
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86 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016

Luncheon midweek. The town is fairly small and consists of really two streets. One along the water and one in the town. If one is going for dinner the town street locations are probably better but midday seemed dark and cave like. If one is along the sea, the view is an important part of the ambiance. Having said all... More 

Thank deut2
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Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Ordered the Shrimp Scampi and it was served raw. I explained to the server that I could not eat raw shrimp and that I wanted a different dish. He refused to order me anything else and said "you ordered it you pay for it". I asked for the manager and he said the same. Never did any person say I... More 

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Miami, Florida
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84 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

When visiting Cinque Terre we came on the ferry from Levanto to each one of the five towns and ended here at Portovenere, we were a group of four, had some salad, fish, mussels and pasta with seafood service was a bit slow even though the restaurant was far from being busy. Flavor of all dishes was average nothing especially... More 

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Lugano, Switzerland
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49 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Unfortunately the place does not match with the food and the service. I found them a bit confused and boring in their proposals

Thank contebillo
north carolina
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145 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Very slow service that night we were there. Seemed very understaffed. The meal was good and the view was beautiful! Situated away from the crowded parts and the end.

Thank mumiller1
Sarasota, Florida
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174 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

The staff have an attitude of providing whatever you ask for...they are always willing to explain all of the dishes and accommodate small requests. Sitting by the water on a nice evening is amazing, especially during sunset. Not too fancy but not too informal - love it. Fresh Fish done simply was excellent. Some nice Barolos, Brunellos and Champagne on... More 

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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

The gentleman at the desk at the hotel where we were staying said he would surprise us, on where he would send us. This is where we ended up going. The restaurant is located just below the church on the far end of the peninsula, overlooking the Mediterranean. The entire experience was a "10."

Thank Raceman7

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calata Doria, 102, 19025, Porto Venere, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Porto Venere
  • Phone Number: +39 0187 790622

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