Equilibrio

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Via Napoli, 17, La Spezia, Italy

Organic food restaurant with a little bookshop, opened Apr 2015 near Piazza Ramiro Ginocchio. Offers vegetarian and vegans food. NOTE: Reported to have unreliable opening hours - call ahead to confirm. Open Mon-Sat 6:00pm-11:00pm.

Categories: Vegan, Italian, Organic, Mediterranean, Juice bar, Beer/Wine

17 Reviews

First Review by AnnaVespa

Never open. - Edit

Stayed in La Spezia so luckily never made a special trip to this place as all 4 times we swung by it was closed, even at times the website and times on the door said it would be open.

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Awful - Edit

We arrived at about 6:45 which I know can be seen as early for Italians but when we went in someone had to come in and even turn the lights on for us!!
The menu is in a weird cardboard book and it is all hand written and looked very scrappy.
I ordered the zucchini noodles with pesto and mum got the basmati rice with sauce. The raw noodles tasted like soap and mum's rice was completely tasteless and the 'sauce' was just pureed tomatoes.
There'd be hardly any calories in either of our portions and would probably need 3 lots to sustain calorie needs but each meal is about 7 or 8 euros. Very expensive for the rubbish quality and small servings!
I'm not a raw vegan or even a healthy vegan, I'm a 'just vegan' if you will but this restaurant put me off eating raw or healthily so much if it all tastes so horrible!
Maybe we should have ordered something else but how would we know what was good and what wasn't?
We had a few bites of food and couldn't eat any more, so we went to a regular restaurant and got a bowl of fries instead. Cooked, salty, oily, greasy goodness!
I would rate 1* if happy cow let me.

Pros: Looked nice

Cons: Horrible tasteless food & overpriced, Not very prepared or friendly staff, Handwritten menus with bad hand writing

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irregular hours - Edit

Was staying in Portovenere and came in for some fresh vegan food. They advertise being open from 6pm-11pm but when I got there they were completely closed. Waste of a trip into town.

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good restaurant - Edit

the restaurant is nice. I ate spaghetti zucchini, meals are healthy and creating.

Pros: VERY good meal, friendly staff

Cons: small portions

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Precious Gem in La Spezia Re-opened - Edit

AFTER BEING CLOSED FOR 3 WEEKS (DUE TO MAINTENANCE) THIS AMAZING VEGAN HUB IS BACK OPEN FOR BUSINESS!! Our family of four had dinner here on Saturday night. We were the only ones there all night to our surprise. We loved our meals, the atmosphere, decor and the kind, attentive customer service. First we were given complementary toast with homemade dips. We especially liked the hummus. We then enjoyed the raw beetroot ravioli, cous cous, raw lasagne and traditional creamy bean soup. The food was as delicious as it was beautiful. I watched my carnivorous family rave about the raw dishes to my great surpise and delight. Desserts, teas, drip coffee and wide variety of organic wines were also great.

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Fechado para manutenção - Edit

Triste ser o único restaurante vegano da cidade e estar fechado.

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said it was open, but was closed - Edit

nothing in their Facebook page

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sophc24 02 Jul 2016 - Yay! It has now re-opened!
 


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Best Restaurant in La Spezia! - Edit

Best Restaurant in La Spezia! You don't need and won't want to eat anywhere else! My wife and I came here on our honeymoon and it was one of the highlights of our La Spezia leg. It is hard to portray the feeling of eating here - you are welcomed and served like a member of an extended family. The owner is so involved and knowledgeable about the dishes, she can answer many questions about them. We sampled some of the owners family's olive oil - fantastic! We were delighted to try the delicious local hearty bean soup (It's the reason to travel isn't it? Try the local foods). Some of the dishes are Italian based, some of them modern fusion, but all are suited to the menu. The staff are only too happy to help, we were able to talk to them in both English and French, and got lots of tips of where to go in La Spezia and Italy. I often find myself day dreaming of eating here again...
Updated from previous review on Sunday March 13, 2016

Pros: Excellent food including regional dishes, Staff friendly and knowledgeable, Good place to sit &let the world race by

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Sapore e relax - Edit

Locale piccolo (grande il giusto, nella media vegan ... aiuta ad ottenere un po' di pace) ed anche la scelta non è vastissima, ma i piatti sono particolari e decisamente gustosi; l'ambiente è originale e rilassante, il servizio cortese.
Lo consiglierei.

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creative cuisine - Edit

This small comfy restaurant regales with vegetarian delicacies made from organic condiments, also organic wine and other interesting beverages. The creations were culinary delight and also eye candy. My highlight was the “Hipster” salad (made with salad, fresh fruits and nuts).
The nice atmosphere and good music also play their part to feel comfortable. Once I had found this restaurant I returned here every evening during my stay in La Spezia . The owner and staff are very amiable. I was cordially welcomed and served with attention, charm and humor. A highlight of my vacation.

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food with soul - Edit

Wonderful place, welcoming and peaceful. Great food. Hipster salad is a creation! Amazing pesto "pasta" and Zukiny flan. Don't miss the lemon avocado tart for desert. Vegan pioneer in La Spezia.

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Incredible Dinner - Edit

This restaurant has, by far, the most incredible food I've had in all of Europe. The staff was so incredibly friendly and kind and the food was creative and delicious. I am so glad I stumbled upon this small restaurant because it was so amazing I went two nights in a row. I would HIGHLY recommend for anyone (even non-vegans/vegetarians) to eat here. Thank you for an incredible dining experience.

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A good evening - Edit

After a long day my girlfriend and I ended up at Equilibrio and felt immediately at home. We tried the juices, the zucchini's spaghetti, the beer and everything was really tasty. The owner is super nice, she even offered us some raw eggplant lasagne and it was excellent!
We definitely recommend the place!

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So Friendly, So Delicious!! - Edit

Wow! This was a delightful dinner after a day of exploring the Cinque Terre!! All of the food was fresh, organic, and delicious! The staff was friendly, kind, and generous! We tried to speak Italian with them, but they tried harder to speak English with us.
I HIGHLY recommend this delightful restaurant near a very nice part of La Spezia!!

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delicious, healthy and creative - Edit

excellent, newly opened restaurant in La Spezia city centre, offering delicious, healthy and creative vegan cuisine. keep an eye on the daily specials. we were pleasantly surprised by the green peas - coriander creme as well as any other dish we tried down to the memorable vegetable coal sponge cake accompanied by a foamy citrus sauce and matcha topping. look forward to visiting Equilibrio again!

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Delicious, interesting food, beautifully presented - Edit

My husband and I found Equilibrio through the Happy Cow app when we were in Las Spezia,on our way back to Pisa from Cinque Terre in Italy. We found the place beautifully designed and spotless, the staff friendly and helpful, and - most important - the food interesting, delicious, and beautifully presented.

For dessert we had, for the first time ever, charcoal cake, an East Asian cake that looks and even tastes a bit like chocolate cake. Yum!

I heartily recommend this restaurant for anyone passing through northern Tuscanny, and wish its owners and operators much success.

Pros: Excellent food, Lovely decor, Friendly staff

Cons: I'd prefer a bit more traditional cooked

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equilibrio very good! - Edit

bellissimo locale, luminoso, pulito e accogliente,dove ci si sente a proprio agio anche da soli.Ottima e sana cucina soprattutto crudista e bella scelta di vini di vignaioli indipendenti, tutto rigorosamente biologico.
Si può mangiare o anche solo bere circondati da libri e con buona musica di sottofondo,da assaggiare il caffè con metodo syphon e gli estratti di frutta e verdura,davvero buoni

Pros: tutto biologico, buon cibo, buona scelta vini

Cons: organizzare eventi, aggiornare pagina fb, inserire nuovi piatti

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