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“Great restaurant in beautiful Le Grazie”
Review of Il Gambero

Il Gambero
Ranked #7 of 74 Restaurants in Porto Venere
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$40
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

To finish a week of holiday in Le Grazie, we came across Il Gambero, right along the water. Unfortunately, all the outside tables were already taken, but we sat just next to the doors, so almost outside.
We started with antipasti Mare and Terra, which were simply amazing. Then on to the mains, tonno, grilled dorade, calamari, shrimp and mini lobster, all perfectly combing with a great Cinqueterre white wine.
With basic Italian and some English of the waiter, everything was perfectly understood, although when the restaurant got more busy, she had to do it nearly all on her own, which meant a bit more time in between. Price, especially for quality of food, was not bad at all! Would want to come back at some point!

Thank h_schamhardt
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Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Dont go there with kids who don’t appreciate fish!
The adults had a good experience though, the fish soup was excellent! The risotto I make way better myself... :-)
The bill was comletely off, courses we hadnt had were on it and some of the ones we had were not. Not good enough for the peice level i think. Fish soup was the one exception.

Thank Thomas K
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Reviewed 29 June 2018

Excellent service and wonderful food right on the waterfront. Top quality restaurant at very reasonable prices, especially compared to others in the area.
Le Grazie is a breath of fresh air in this busy tourist area - a wonderful find.
Classic yachts are moored here too.

Thank Alastair R
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Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Il Gambero has some great combinations of pasta and seafood, as well as delicious seafood platters and an extensive beer and wine list.

It’s located on the Main Street and has an outdoor seating area with a great atmosphere and view.

We found it to be great food at a good price-our meal was served quickly. As it got busier in the night, there was a wait to pay the bill as there was one waitress and she was run off her feet so could do with a little more help to earn an excellent rating.

Overall, a great meal and atmosphere and wished we’d eaten there a second time during our stay!

1  Thank ladyl81
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Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

Looking for something above pizza and panini? We enjoyed our lunch much more than expected. We will probably return for meal before we leave.

There are lots of tables inside and an outdoor section with a view of the marina and bay. The food is fresh local not frozen. Service was attentive without the hovering and rushing you experience in North America. Our server’s English was perfect for our restaurant experience. We were the only none Italian speaking in the restaurant. The table is yours until you ask for the conto.

Took a I/2 litre of house white (Pinot Bianco and trebbiano). I ordered Tagliolini al nero di seppia con calamari e mandorle. Perfectly cooked. Great flavours. Lots of calamari and cuttlefish. My partner had Tagliolini con gamberi e tartufo nero. The shrimps were fresh and not over cooked. Generous amount of sliced black truffles.

Desert was a panna cotta basiico. Something new, surprising, uniquely theirs.

Total; water, wine, two mains, desert, espresso= 48.00

Thank JohnH_Toronto
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