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Via Bottaro 32, Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy
0185 287044
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Large groups
Local cuisine

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  • 24
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Nice Place for Afternoon Snack

We arrived Santa Magherita Ligure by afternoon train and by the time we checking into our hotel, it was 3:15 p.m. Most of the cafes and restaurants closed their kitchen. We decided to have our light lunch at the Caffe del Porto by having simple tuna salad. The place is nice as a sidewalk cafe to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 30, 2014
Charn P
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Bangkok, Thailand
via mobile
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
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142 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Berkeley, California
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The title says it all for me. We went twice. In the afternoon we had a glass of wine and snack. Not super friendly but pretty good service. A nice older Italian guy and it felt like we were regulars right off. Dinner was good too. The big plus is that the place is also open when a lot of... More 

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New York, New York, United States
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Good food - better wine list! Wen here our first night in SML and was a comfortable / solid meal. Would definitely go back for lunch or a casual dinner.

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Service couldn't be worse. Very slow, unpolished but did the job. Food lacked flavour and presentation. But was in a great location next to the marina. I suggest keep walking down the road and find a restaurant worth your money.

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Bangkok, Thailand
Top Contributor
676 reviews 676 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
368 helpful votes 368 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 via mobile

We arrived Santa Magherita Ligure by afternoon train and by the time we checking into our hotel, it was 3:15 p.m. Most of the cafes and restaurants closed their kitchen. We decided to have our light lunch at the Caffe del Porto by having simple tuna salad. The place is nice as a sidewalk cafe to watch the pedestrian strolled... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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58 reviews 58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

What a friendly and warm place! The fish was swimming earlier, and the classic Ligurian dishes were beautifully prepared. Fresh anchovies, branzino both were fantastic. The accompanying roast potatoes were terrific. Warm apple cake for dessert rounded out a great meal.

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Tadcaster, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

In my opinion its the place for mussels... big, succulent, juicy and cooked simply in white wine and garlic with a little lemon and butter. You will enjoy them sitting right next to the harbour a stones throw from where they were brought onshore that very morning. If you like fish opt for the Sea Bass or Sea Bream... very... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Wide range of seafood and pasta and catered for my gluten intolerant wife. Excellent baked fish with vegetables.

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Brisbane, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We went to the restaurant as it caught our eye as we past a side street. But from the start the service was bad. The waiters clearly did not like tourist. They were rude and made us wait a really long time to order and pay our bill. As soon as any locals came in they were very friendly and... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We entered this place on the side street (later found out there is an entrance on the main rd) thinking that it was a small Italian restaurant and we would get decent service. We stood on the front porch for a while and watched 2 wait staff chatting away and seemingly ignoring us. When they decided to greet us they... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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144 reviews 144 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We decided to be hungry a little late really and this was pretty much our only choice. It doesn't have that tourist trap feel to it and their prices were definitely worth it. We just had the beef steak and fries and it was really good, very tender and cooked perfectly the sauce was a little sour but with the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Bottaro 32, Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Santa Margherita Ligure
  • Phone Number: 0185 287044

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine

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