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Reve Cafe & Restaurant

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Vico Chiuso Masaniello, 5, Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy
0185/293150
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 129
    Excellent
  • 67
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    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
Bellissimo! Great spot for lunch and dinner.

We tried this restaurant by accident, because it was close to where we were staying in SML and I noticed some guys sitting out front who looked like a group of locals (they were) -- it's a bit removed from the main road (at the end of a small alleyway) so it's easy to overlook and miss. So glad... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 14, 2015
steve s
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Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We tried this restaurant by accident, because it was close to where we were staying in SML and I noticed some guys sitting out front who looked like a group of locals (they were) -- it's a bit removed from the main road (at the end of a small alleyway) so it's easy to overlook and miss. So glad we... More 

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Los Gatos
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377 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 272 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

This was a great little restaurant off the Main Street in a small courtyard. Very secluded and quiet with 6 to 8 tables outside. We had a chicken ravioli and a sea bass dish and both were excellent dishes. The staff was very friendly and attentive and we couldn't have asked for a better dining experience. The prices were very... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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68 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

During our stay we visited twice this restaurant. We found this place an excellent alternative to the various expensive restaurants in Santa. We tasted several dishes of the menu and all of them were very tasty and nicely presented. The service might slow down when the tables are full. This is the reason I do not rate it excellent.

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Worth, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Reve Cafe is a small restaurant just of the front in a small courtyard, the food was very good and the staff excellent, very friendly!

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New York City, New York
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18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

This restaurant was a dream, a team of two incredibly nice waiters taking care of us from the moment we walked down this little alley. The food was mouth watering- you must must try this gem however reservations are needed as they will turn you away without hesitation.

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New Zealand
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131 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This is set in a lovely courtyard near the harbour. On a Saturday night it was almost full and the waiters were running to provide their friendly service. The food was variable. My entrée of ham, cheese and raspberries was amazingly delicious. My main of spaghetti was nice but not memorable. Two course dinner for two with three glasses of... More 

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

We visited this place on the recommendation of this site. What the site fails to warn you is the rudeness of the manager. We looked at the menu and explained that my wife had a severe dairy and egg allergy. We asked what the pasta was made of and you could tell at a glance that he didn't want the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Used Tripadvisor and chose Reve Cafe at no 2 and it lived up to the rating. Very friendly staff, lovely bread, lovely low value wines and beautiful food. The Gnocchi was fantastic especially. in fact everything we had was great. A nice quiet location in a small piazza off the main strip with inside and outside seating. I would most... More 

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meylan
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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015 via mobile

Been there by hasard while shopping for the lunch Just Been amazed by the quality and prive. So came back for dîner with a new menu same quality Even better it s a must go with a dedicated chef.

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81 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

The restaurant is in a small square with some tables outside. It appears to be run by a team of two. Very friendly and helpful. Prices are fair, we had 4 dishes to share and a bottle of wine for 70 eur. The food itself is good but not great. In my opinion they overuse olives that bring a too... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Vico Chiuso Masaniello, 5, Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Santa Margherita Ligure
  • Phone Number: 0185/293150

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?