We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Caffe del Porto

Via Bottaro 32, Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy
0185 287044
Improve this listing
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
6 visitor photos
Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Write a Review

102 reviews from our community

55% Recommend
    17
    40
    23
    15
    7
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Geneva, Switzerland
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Essex
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The menu is varied and the food good, nothing too fancy but the fish is fresh and the service friendly and good. There are a few tables beside the port and more inside across the road. The traffic can be a bit noisy but the food makes up for the slight discomfort. The wine list is excellent. It is also... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

My husband and I ate here on 3 occasions while staying in Santa Margherita; just one of their meals wasn't enough! We enjoyed the spaghetti and ravioli, it was tasty and they were not shy on their portions like some places. I would recommend this place to any spaghetti lovers. Although the service isn't as speedy as what we are... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melbourne
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

If you are wanting to dine on the Italian Riveria, suggest you dine at Caffe del Porto before visiting the likes of Portofino. The day we arrived, there were a lot of locals having lunch at Caffe del Porto. We were seated at a table overlooking the beach. Service was good and our seafood risotto for 2 was very enjoyable.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Oslo, Norway
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

After tasting a lot of good Lasagne with pesto over the years in this district this dish at this place is disappointing. The dish tasted like it had been in the Micro, burning hot, with for me to much fat and a strange consistence of the pesto. Hardly green at all. People come here specially for the pasta I where... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Orlando, Florida
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Went on recommendation of the hotel. Arrived 30 mins early for our reservation and they still sat us. Service was a little on the slow side, but fairly typical for Italian dinners. Food was good. Enjoyed our appetizers and entrees thoroughly. Wine list was good. Prices were very good for the area. Tables on the back side of the restaurant... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Auburn, California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Order the clams, mussels and prawns linguini.The service was great and there were lots of locals eating here so you know it is good.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sydney, Australia
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

I should have read the reviews before I went to this restaurant. We only arrived in Santa Margherita Ligure about 7.00 pm after a long car drive. We went down the street and saw this lively restaurant and thought that it looked nice. We went in and ordered our meal and another couple sat at next to our table about... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Serre-Chevalier, France
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Recommended by a friend - sat n the table overlooking port. Only downside is the road.... But back to the food Anchovies in Italy are fab - I love them .... And I wasn't disappointed Then we had fresh grilled fish with vegetables. Again excellent - the fish was beautifully cooked and very tasty. Not cheap but fresh fish never... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Weston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Lunchtime in Santa Margherita. Found this restaurant walking around the harbor. Great view. Friendly very efficient service. Food was basic but excellent. We had mussels in butter and garlic. Large portion and perfectly cooked. For main we both had veal scallopine, one with lemon and the other with wine. Both perfectly cooked and excellent. Would definitely come back.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Caffe del Porto also viewed

Santa Margherita Ligure, Italian Riviera
Santa Margherita Ligure, Italian Riviera
 
Santa Margherita Ligure, Italian Riviera
Santa Margherita Ligure, Italian Riviera
 
Santa Margherita Ligure, Italian Riviera
Santa Margherita Ligure, Italian Riviera
 
Santa Margherita Ligure, Italian Riviera
Santa Margherita Ligure, Italian Riviera
 
Santa Margherita Ligure, Italian Riviera

Been to Caffe del Porto? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Caffe del Porto, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing