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La Chiglia

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Via dell'Olivo, 317, 19025, Porto Venere, Italy
+39 0187 792179
12:00 - 15:00
19:15 - 22:30
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19:15 - 22:30
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

In our 12 night stay in Portovenere we visited La Chiglia three times which shows how much we liked it. A 10/12 minute stroll along the promenade from the town centre brings you to a restaurant which is beautifully decorated and has a 'special' feel about it. I had steak strips (and not many places sell steak in a fish... More 

Thank WidnesViking1958
Birmingham, Alabama
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

We had read plenty of reviews about how amazing the food was, wish I could comment on the food itself. If you go, be prepared to wait & wait & wait & not be greeted with friendliness or even professionalism. Truely a disappointment considering the town of Porto Venere is so charming & wonderful overall. I would recommend going to... More 

Thank AprilCShu
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

The food, service, and atmosphere at this restaurant is absolutely perfect. I have never had a meal that tasted so fresh and remained so true to Italian costal cuisine. Simply put this is the gold standard to which Italian seafood should be compared. Can't wait to eat here again!

Thank Tyler K
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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243 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

As we live nearby in the summers, we always return to Trattoria La Chiglia. For me, the Tagliolini al Tartufo (truffles with shrimp and a bit of cream) is the BEST PASTA IN THE WORLD, and I do not say that lightly! Let the photos speak for themselves! Yes, this is ok for kids too!

Thank soncijo
colonial heights, virginia, United States
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95 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

great food, nice atmosphere, terrific service, language was a slight barrier, but we all figured it out, should be very nice in the summer when the windows can be opened

Thank Cynthia H
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

One of the best fish restaurant in Portovenere. Everytime here I spend at least one dinner. Menu is fabulous, the staff is gentle but obviously the price is not for every pocket, however it is always worth it. The pasta dishes are special

Thank Paolo S
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

Visiting Porto Venere is an amazing event by itself but to make it perfect there is nothing better then to finish the evening with some great food and a nice drink. Looking around for a great but cozy place (using Tripadvisor off course) we stumbled on this Trattoria by the waterside while we were admiring the yachts and all the... More 

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Turin, Italy
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

Real seafood with real tastes without any compromise. Togheter with the house white wine it becomes a terrific marriage between those two. A marriage for you to enjoy. Especially the first courses: they were outstanding: defenitely worth a try the pumpkin gnocchi with monkfish and zucchini. Last but not least, if you'd like to start with a good one: ask... More 

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189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

Located about 1000 meters from the center, this is the restaurant to attend. Fresh fish, delicious courses, innovative presentation and smiley waiters are what you ask for at this restaurant, definitely the best in Portovenere

Thank Shamirraanan
London, United Kingdom
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139 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

We had excellent dinner at la Chiglia. The service was OK, our waitress was nice and friendly. The food was great. We had starter of mussels and the mixed seafood starter for 2. This was really good value and very interesting as we could try a lot of different small dishes. We liked them all except the ones with the... More 

Thank Kristina S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
19:15 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
19:15 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
19:15 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
19:15 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
19:15 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
19:15 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via dell'Olivo, 317, 19025, Porto Venere, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Porto Venere
  • Phone Number: +39 0187 792179

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