204 reviews

Average price €50

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Restaurant menu

Chef Massimiliano Volonterio
  • Average price €50 Special request
Ecori rice with Parmaea wine, butter and warm gulf oysters

Dietary options

Gluten free, Organic food, Vegetarian dishes
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User photos

Linguine all'astice
Spaghetti al farro
Carpaccio di ricciola
Spaghetti di Gragnano bio, veraci sgusciate, clorofilla



Ratings & Reviews

based on 204 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a reservation on TheFork can leave a review.
Quality of food :9.4/10
Service :9.3/10
Setting :9.4/10
  1. Mary W.
    Mary W.
    • one review

    The food was excellent. But being placed in the center of the room was not fun. I work has a server in a nice steak house. So know how to stage time on guest ordering thier courses. We felt very rushed. Our waited wanted all the courses together. Maybe it's the way I was trained not to do.

  2. Ivan F.
    Ivan F.
    • 2 reviews

    At Palmaria you can find everything at top level: atmosphere, service, quality and refinement of each dish. A point of reference for any other restaurant.

  3. Rebecca R.
    Rebecca R.
    • 5 reviews

    Great views, excellent service and fantastic food, especially the mussels which were from the bay in front of us and cooked outside in front of us - amazing!! Will eat here again tonight we liked it so much!!

  4. Paul D.
    Paul D.
    • 3 reviews

    Solid Italian experience with some excellent dishes and some good dishes. Recommend fish of the day and the tuna tartare antipasti - desserts were very good as well.

    • one review

    molt buono!!

  6. Carol R.
    Carol R.
    • 12 reviews

    Beautiful lunch on the deck overlooking the water. We had the whole fish...very fresh and yummy. This is a fine dining restaurant.

  7. Silvia C.
    Silvia C.
    • 18 reviews

    Alto livello!

  8. Blake S.
    Blake S.
    • 11 reviews

    Great view, very good food. Service could be more attentive.

  9. Anna R.
    Anna R.
    • 6 reviews

    Ottimi primi e ottima la tartare di gamberi. Vista fantastica!

  10. PetePat M.
    PetePat M.
    • one review

    The food was very fresh and regional. We shared the gnocchi with scampi burnt butter and sage which was exceptional. Veal with tuna sauce and veal scallopini were also delicious.

  11. Wai See F.
    Wai See F.
    • 2 reviews

    The ambience of the terrace sitting area was good as we have a table that was facing the sea. The season plate with fried calamari & prawn was quite ok, not very marvelous as compared to our previous fried seafood dish at one of the Corniglia restaurant.

  12. Tugba A.
    Tugba A.
    • one review

    The service was good. I Only served My wine by myself, So that was a little dissapointed. Normal I tip good But this time i did not. But the food was not what I expexted. Only the main dish with meat was very excellent choice. And the Wine. The view was amazing.

  13. Gabriella P.
    Gabriella P.
    • one review

    Our booking for an outside table was saved by THE most helpful & friendly bar manager. Despite having booked it months in advance, the restaurant manager was not willing to honour the booking for a table outside.

  14. Alessio C.
    Alessio C.
    • 10 reviews

    Ottima esperienza in una location incantevole e suggestiva. Servizio impeccabile e portate superlative. Complimenti!

  15. Antonio P.
    Antonio P.
    • 21 reviews

    Semplicemente INCANTEVOLE!

  16. Sylvia B.
    Sylvia B.
    • one review

    We have never paid so much for so little. We waited far too long between courses and departed hungry. The management did take off the cost of our coffee and one limoncello but sadly we cannot recommend this restaurant at all.

  17. Chen S.
    Chen S.
    • one review

    Palmaria is perfectly situated in the middle of Portovenere with wonderful sea views. Service was almost flawless (except for the espresso I ordered and never got) and Bruno, our waiter, was absolutely charming. We had the tasting menu - 4 courses for 65 euros. The raw seabass dish was wonderful. Very fresh, simple, with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil - perfect. The traditional mussles dish was also very good, just a bit too salty. The other 2 courses did not match the beginning of the meal. Pasta with chick peas & calamari looked very enticing on the meni, but tasted mainly of MSG. Very strange in this kind of restaurant. The seabass with vegetables (which they graciously agreed to serve us instead of the John Dory that was on the menu) was too small and really plain and bland. We had a wonderful white wine from Elba. Dessert (chocolate mousse ( was very good. I feel that with a little effort this restaurant could be amazing. Unfortunately this was not our experience,

  18. Noreen B.
    Noreen B.
    • 3 reviews

    Over hyped & over priced. They try to make their food interesting bit miss the mark. For exzmple, a steamed soggy skinned sea bass fillet serbed with mayonnaise. Stuffy and pretentious. staff was fine.

  19. Paolo S.
    Paolo S.
    • 6 reviews

    Very nice location, good service and food. Price pretty much in line with expectations. Food portions not very big, above all no/ very small side dish, but overall good choice!

  20. Kelly Y.
    Kelly Y.
    • 2 reviews

    One of the very best in Italy

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More information

Opening time

Pranzo: dal lunedì alla domenica dalle 12:30 alle 18:00 - Venus Bar

Cena: dal lunedì alla domenica dalle 19:30 alle 22:30 - Palmaria Restaurant

How to get to the restaurant

Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, 5A, 19025, Portovenere, Italy

Public transport

Our guests can reach us by car, by ferry or with a boat service on request.

Directions to get there

The restaurant can be reached by sea or by land, by bus or car. For those arriving by car, parking is free and reserved.

Free Parking at Grand Hotel Portovenere


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