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Ristorante Pizzeria Il Timone

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Via Olivo 29 | LA Spezia, 19025, Porto Venere, Italy
+39 0187 186 6292
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12:00 - 00:00
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Mon 17:00 - 00:00
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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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126 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Spent couple of hours with a mixed fresh fish starter with pizza to follow. Very good all round and an added bonus was having good draught beer too. I recommend this restaurant which is also very close to the departure point of boats to Manarola etc.

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Melbourne, Australia
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37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Had a wonderful lunch here today. Went for the tasting plate option with various local style focaccia, hams and a great local white from neighbouring island of Palmaria. Wouldn't hesitate to revisit!!!

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Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
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135 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Perhaps a tad generous with a 4 star rating as this area is not especially known for pizza... but as a takeaway option it hit the spot. The pizza Bianca was perfectly acceptable and we didn't wait long. Vegetarian options available.

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Thank Amy M
Attleboro, Massachusetts
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159 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

We got here reasonably early and were able to get a table. The beer selection was average, the wine by the glass not existent other than one house white. We ordered the farinate sampler (cheese, pesto, pickled onions, plain), it was a pleasant change from the focaccia everywhere. My boyfriend had the squid salad (very good), I had the mussels... More 

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Western Cape, South Africa
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Lovely little restaurant situated close to the port ,really good basic foods ,pizza pasta ,all the dishes well prepared ,wines reasonable .A definite place to eat lovely ambience and the position could not be better,we tried a few other restaurants in the area but kept coming back here .

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Thank grakpuss
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Amazing food! Absulately everything was delicious! Highly recommended! The salad was the best salad ever. The deserts were highly satisfying.

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Talamona, Italy
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8 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

The waitress that was seating us was so rude that we walked out. So can't really say if the food was good or not, although the restaurant had been recommended by a local.

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planetlaspezia, Proprietario at Ristorante Pizzeria Il Timone, responded to this review
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Gentile cliente, Come potrà leggere dalle oltre 800 recensioni lasciate da utenti la nostra ospitalità e cordialità e' insuperabile, io... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

We had a phenominal dinner. The view was breathtaking. The pizza, local mussels, la fritanta were all amazing. The service was also excellent.

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Thank Fatima A
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Going out for dinner you want a experience something special. Nice people around you, good food, people taking care of you. Right? Well, this place came with nice people and good food. However, the service was a disaster. It took forever (1hr 20min) to get seated and served. Staff appeared overwhelmed by the amount a guests. If they improve the... More 

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Newcastle and Gateshead, United Kingdom
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71 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Having read good reviews on TripAdvisor we decided to try the pizza here as an alternative from all the local fish restaurants. A big mistake! The menu and descriptions certainly looked interesting .Looking for something different I chose a pizza with mozzarella, sausage and potato. The pizza base was hard and dry , it was topped with a bland white... More 

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Gentile cliente, Sono dispiaciuta che lei non abbia apprezzato quello che tutti i nostri clienti italiani e non apprezzano tutti... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$10
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 00:00
Monday
17:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 00:00
Thursday
17:00 - 00:00
Friday
17:00 - 00:00
Saturday
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Olivo 29 | LA Spezia, 19025, Porto Venere, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Porto Venere
  • Phone Number: +39 0187 186 6292
Description
Rudder opens its doors around 1960 when Portovenere had not yet reached the tourist interest today. The create and lead him to the end of the 80s and Marino Toni offering their customers the traditional Ligurian dishes joined the Italian dish: pizza. Today on the path created by the parents, Antonella continues the tradition in a room totally renovated but in the typical tone of Liguria. The rudder is the perfect destination to enjoy the flavor and atmosphere of Ligurian cuisine. Ideal for an aperitif from 18.00 Onwards with wine and Ligurian cuisine or for a dinner with many different tones. Great for organizing birthdays afternoon with a buffet, or traditional with the offer of delicious pizzas created by the high professionalism of Antonella already leading exponent of the pizza industry and is currently President of the Pizza Planet - Science and Culture Pizza. Interesting for groups up to a maximum of 50 people offer to drink menu with wines and Ligurian cuisine from 7 euro, and dinner from 15 EUR. The Wardrobe will offer an opportunity to give away or give a concrete memory of your passage to the rudder.

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