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La Taverna del Metallo

Via Cernaia 17, 19121, La Spezia, Italy
+39 349 863 9139
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good25%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“wild boar” (16 reviews)
“mashed potatoes” (11 reviews)
“pork shank” (9 reviews)
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8:00 PM - 2:00 AM Hours
Italian, Bar, Pub
Via Cernaia 17, 19121, La Spezia, Italy
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1 - 10 of 116 reviews

Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

A lot of different beers and the staff gave us a lot of information about it. Nice prices. Recommended!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Jeanette J
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

We would highly recommend this restaurant, the food and beer is excellent and great value, big portions! You should arrive here hungry, so you make the most of it! We had Boneless pork shank with amazing mash potato and wild boar with polenta, both delicious...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 608alicee
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Most restaurants we visited in La Spezia and Cinque Terre felt a bit like tourist traps. Not this one! The local pasta "testaroli" is a pleasant change from the usual varieties. Platter of mixed cold cuts with sgabei (a type of deep fried bread) is...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank KimiK48
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

Great little place. Loved the subtle metal music in the background , and the general feel of a middle ages kitchen . Had the wild boar that was delicious as was the dessert . Staff were friendly and attentive . It was a great and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Chris W
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

Fantastic little pub great food great prices friendly staff need to book wild boar fantastic. Nice change from pasta not that anything is wrong with that

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Simonepete
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

Very nice place with good food at low prices. It was crowded when we got here but it totally deserved the wait. The waiters are a bit busy but nice. Very good Tiramisu. We totally recommend this place.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank RalucaF
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

Nice variety of beers and liquors to enjoy on the tunes of metal music. There is also the possibility to have some meal but we already had diner before we discovered This place. It smelt very Nice though.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Stephanie J
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

We started with a cheese and meats platter which was, as often the case in Italy, very good. The accompanying beer was also delicious, even though I usually don't like double malts that much. We had one pasta with just butter and parmiggiano and a...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Quite a nice discovery - a surprising taverna really aimed at appealing tourists who are possibly not too requiring with food quality. Value for money is quite good, although I would personally be happy to spend a few euro more for a higher quality ham,...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank ANICOCE1971
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

We booked this restaurant as per the trip advisor recomendations. Lucky we did as there were no spare tables as everyone was reserved and filled within 10 minutes of the opening time at 8pm. The food as described was delicious and a nice change from...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank DavidP1964
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Tricia J
12 August 2017|
Response from Reggie D | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the slow response... I’d recommend somewhere else. They specialize in meat!
18 July 2017|
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Response from Reggie D | Reviewed this property |
Maybe... I don't recall a children's menu and the tables are close together.. But the owner was very accommodating to a family while I was there.
christine g
21 October 2015|
Response from irafunesta | Property representative |
Sorry, only Euro cash is accepted. Thank you very much, hope to see you soon!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$23
Italian, Bar, Pub
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 PM - 2:00 AM
8:00 PM - 2:00 AM
8:00 PM - 2:00 AM
8:00 PM - 2:00 AM
8:00 PM - 2:00 AM
8:00 PM - 2:00 AM
8:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Cernaia 17, 19121, La Spezia, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Province of La Spezia  >  La Spezia
  • Phone Number: +39 349 863 9139
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Middle Ages themed tavern with rock, metal and folk background music, a place to enjoy traditional local dishes (cheese and cold meat or salami platters) ravioli, testaroli, wild boar and pork, polenta and more... All to be washed down with a beer from our large selection of bottled or draught beers and fine local wines
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