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Taverna del Marinaio

Italian, Chowder, Pasta, Soups
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Piazza Martiri dell'Olivetta, 36, 16034 Portofino, Italy
+39 0185 269103
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12:01 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:45 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Mon 12:01 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Famiglia Portofinese, ristoratori da 5 generazioni

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  • 133
    Excellent
  • 74
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Possibly the best meal

Pleasant service, great location and really really nice food. Unlike some places in Portofino felt that the cost of the dinner was fine given the excellent quality.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
Simon W
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Crowborough, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Scenic view
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Crowborough, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Pleasant service, great location and really really nice food. Unlike some places in Portofino felt that the cost of the dinner was fine given the excellent quality.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This establishment cannot be missed if you are in Santa Margherita. Food is always good in Italy but this place is simply great!! Superb service as well. Highly recommended.

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London
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We were in Portofino for just one afternoon and selected this place on the basis of it's location overlooking the harbour and the good trip advisor reviews. Delicious spaghetti with prawns washed down with a good bottle of white wine. Well recommended.

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Stumbled on this one without the aid of trip advisor - we had visited hotel splendido for coffee and we're going to have lunch until we saw the prices in the menu - decided to have lunch down by the marina - not disappointed by the food or the view - well worth a visit

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We were here a month ago with Thai friends. Tried a bit of all specials of the day, including trofiette with pesto and baby octopus with tomato. All food and wines were excellent as well as the friendly service by the staff and the owners Paolo and his wife. Will come back soon.

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Genoa
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58 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Another great dinner at Taverna last night. We started with delicious appetizers: vegatable tart, marinated pranws with fresh onions and fish, anchovies and peppers, prawn and pepper skewers, boiled octopus with potatoes: we could not stop eating... then two of us had yummy 'moscardini' and others delicious penne with eggplants (aubergines) and shrimps and others mouthwatering pranws cooked with rosemary... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Our 4th visit to Taverna del Marinaio and we have never been disappointed yet. A must try on the wine list in summer is the cool crisp flavoursome Vermentino di Luni & the crudi (raw marinated) seafood appetiser is wonderfully tasty. The trofie al pesto the best in Liguria! All the fish we tried were super fresh and beautifully cooked.

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North Attleboro, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We chose this restaurant for its charming appearance and nice selection on the menu. The food was excellent and service as well. After browsing other places for dinner we decided to return to Taverna del Marinaio as the owners and staff were the most friendly and gracious we have ever met as well as the food superb. There is also... More 

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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

After a very busy bus trip to Portofino (if the ferries aren't running the busses are heaving!) we were recommended to this place by someone at our hotel. They didn't let us down! Very helpful staff with fantastic view out across the little harbour. Wonderful food, which was a little more expensive than normal, but the combination of helpful staff,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Very solid food, quick service and happy staff. Very old tradition Italian style which most people will like and recommend

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Piazza Martiri dell'Olivetta, 36, 16034 Portofino, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Portofino
  • Phone Number: +39 0185 269103

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Chowder, Pasta, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Scenic view

Description

Famiglia Portofinese, ristoratori da 5 generazioni
Open Hours
Sunday
12:01 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Monday
12:01 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Wednesday
12:01 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Thursday
12:01 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Friday
12:01 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Saturday
12:01 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:45 pm

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