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Portonovo Di Ancona, 60100 Portonovo, Ancona, Italy
+39 071 801040
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San Francisco, California
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Two things to point out: 1) you are right on the beach; 2) the area is renowned for its mussels. They made my eyes roll to the back of my head (in a good way). The ambience and service was also quite good.

Thank Paul K
Prague, Czech Republic
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Fresh Italian cuisine with an emphasis on seafood. Situated right on the beach with a lovely view of the small bay. We visited in early September so most of the tourist throng had dissipated. Lovely, fresh uncomplicated nautical interior decoration. The waiter spoke good English which was a win and apart from being gorgeously handsome he was most hospitable and... More 

Thank Franci H
New York City, New York
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46 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

when it's not only about the sea and the sun, but you want to have a good time and chill with friends. Good food and Great location for watching a marvelous sunset and chill during happy hours

Thank leliC14
Ancona, Italy
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181 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

A really fascinating bay , eating on the beach and tasting some icy wine. What more could you want.? The food is super the service friendly you can't miss it if you visit Ancona Lunch can also be served at your umbrella but the restaurant is a pleasant break from the sun

Thank Georgina L
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

An excellent restaurant in a prime location on Portonovo beach. Very friendly staff, lovely seafood. The squid ink carbonara is so tasty.

Thank N0llid
Naantali, Finland
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Excellent food, view and service. Definitely worth to visit. Mussels made by Portonovo style with lemon and olive oil were the best mussels I have ever eaten.

Thank Marko L
London, United Kingdom
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131 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

Ate here several times had the sea bass with oven roasted vegetable it was brilliant. All enpastas are good but they specialise I seafood so try the mussels . Lovely spot on the beach and good local wine at 10€ a bottle. Lovely staff too.

Thank moggiemo50
United Kingdom
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69 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2015

Alex Polizzi recommended a trip to Portonovo so we called there on our way back up from Ascoli to Bologna. It's right on the east coast near Ancona on a piece of land which juts out into the sea called The Conero Peninsula. Pretty, green, peaceful and littered with shingle beaches. Portonovo is a small curve of beach with quite... More 

Thank Henry_Morton_Stanley
Zurich, Switzerland
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2015 via mobile

We have always had good meals here, but last nights was amazing. I would recommend this place over and over again. The waiters are knowledgeable friendly and charming, the food is beautifully prepared and super fresh, great for couples and families.

1 Thank Natalie F
Stockholm, Stockholms Län, Sweden
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2015 via mobile

This restaurant had high scores and our expactations was high, unfortunally the food was in our opinion just barely ok! My wife took fishsoup, served with knife and fork!!!!! A bit fish with skin/bone in little tomatosauce :-( this was not ok! I took the mixed seafood plate, it was ok but nothing more, the gambas (large shrimp) was raw... More 

Thank Gunnar B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Portonovo Di Ancona, 60100 Portonovo, Ancona, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Marche  >  Province of Ancona  >  Ancona  >  Portonovo
  • Phone Number: +39 071 801040

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