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Caffe del Porto

Via Bottaro 32, Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy
0185 287044
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Tadcaster, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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97 reviews 97 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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Essex
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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

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Melbourne
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96 reviews 96 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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

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Oslo, Norway
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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

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Orlando, Florida
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83 reviews 83 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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

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