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Ristorante Pizzeria Il Timone

Via Olivo 29 | LA Spezia, 19025, Porto Venere, Italy
+39 347 260 1008
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good38%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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“farinata” (22 reviews)
“pizza” (42 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Via Olivo 29 | LA Spezia, 19025, Porto Venere, Italy
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nothing fancy about this place, but it was very enjoyable. Warm, friendly atmosphere. Although they had many daily seafood specials, we chose pizza. The sausage, mozzarella, gorgonzola and onion pizza was excellent.

Thank cooperlynx
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff and owner were friendly, warm and the food was excellent. Service was quick and prices were good. They do pasta right, perfectly cooked al dente.

Thank Ddoc100
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

This place describes itself as a pizzeria but in reality the menu had the widest range of dishes of any place we ate at in nine days along the coast. The cooking was excellent and the service friendly and well-informed. We had a great time...More

Thank Nigebrook
Reviewed 9 October 2017

A really lively restaurant close to the harbour. They had a range of different farinata and the one we tried was excellent and made a really good start to the meal. The fritto misto was one of the best we had tasted. A good range...More

Thank catherine j
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

We've ordered pizzas here and it was really ok. It's a little bit crowded here, but the atmosphere is ok.

Thank Kamilka-123
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

We stumbled across this place and njoyed the aperitivo of fresh veg, olives, bruschetta etc so much that we stuck around to order the fried anchovies and the sgabei share plate. Delicious! Lovely views of the harbour as well.

Thank Barbarella83
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

We had dinner here the last night in Porto Venere. Decent wine list and pizza and appetizers were excellent. Wait outside for hostess, while restaurant was packed, didn't take long for a table to open up. We had an enjoyable dinner

Thank Dan R
Reviewed 18 September 2017

My wife and I enjoyed dinner here twice in September. We were lucky to get a table, as those without reservations had to wait 10-20 minutes. This family that owns the restaurant also has a small farm, whose organic products are used at the restaurant....More

Thank Bruce014
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

La Chiglia is much better than this restaurant. Their food was not up to Italian standards. Their portion sizes are also tiny.

Thank KalCanada1234
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

We loved this place! Very friendly staff, great little tables outside with spettacolare view of Golfo dei Poeti & isola Palmaria. Great menu filled with healthy options plus a daily menu of interesting items. Seems they grow their own veggies! We didn't have a reservation...More

Thank Margherita A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$11
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 17:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Olivo 29 | LA Spezia, 19025, Porto Venere, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Porto Venere
  • Phone Number: +39 347 260 1008
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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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