A Ligurian Seafood Restaurant to Remember.
In the little port of Le Grazie, a part of Historic Portovenere near Cinque Terre.
|The Antipasti misti di mare at Il Gambero in the little port of Le Grazie, Portovenere, Liguria.|
|The Il Gambero dining room is cozy and welcoming.|
Le Grazie is situated on a small harbor with a nice walk along its perimeter. The restaurant is on the harbor road, right across from the water, and it’s rather small so reservations are a very good idea. There are two dining rooms inside, and half dozen tables outside. The staff is wonderfully friendly - you'll relax in a second.
|Tagliolini, truffles and true "Giant Shrimp".|
|An amazing lemon sauce is perfect with a special Ravioli.|
Another winner pasta on the Fall menu was Tagliolini con gamberi e tartufo nero, fresh pasta topped with a generous heap of truffle, surrounded by three gamberi that prove that the term "giant shrimp" is not necessarily an oxymoron.
|All the flavor, none of the burn.Octopus & shrimp skewers.|
Most people left room for dessert, which certainly looked delicious, but - typical - we can only mention that the coffee is excellent.
In Spring, 2015 the cost of a terrific lunch of one antipasto, one pasta dish, two fish dishes, a half liter of the very good house white wine, and coffee was 63 Euro.
Ristorante Il Gambero
Via Della della Liberta 143, Le Grazie, Portovenere, Liguria
Phone 0187-798023 Il Gambero Website E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
* Write it as you will. It means the port of Venus after a Roman shrine to that Goddess. The Comune uses the Roman version, Porto Venere. Other Italian sources, including the Region of Liguria, use Portovenere.
Written by Martha