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L'insolita Zuppa

Via romana, 7, Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy
0185289594
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Thu - Tue 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This was an unbelievable experience, finding this restaurant in Santa Margherita Ligure. Located up a little lane, you would never know it was there. But the food and the experience was by far the best we've had in this town. The chef is very inventive and each dish came out with unexpected and surprisingly exciting reactions from us. She said... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Margherita is amazing in the kitchen. I had the seafood pasta in a grilled "bowl" of eggplant. My girlfriend had the grilled seabass in a lemon mashed potato purée. Amazing! The deserts are a little too sugary for me, but I don't like sweets and the chef has won awards for her pastries. We paid €65 for wine, two entrees... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We dined at L'insolita Zuppa due to its top ranking on TripAdvisor. Even though it was a long walk from our hotel, we decided to 'go for it.' We were rewarded with the best meal we've had on the Italian Riveria. The restaurant decor is that of an old trattoria. Lots of wood, bric-a-brac hanging from the ceilings and walls,... More

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Cupertino, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

The owner/chef was the highlight of or visit that made the dining experience memorable. Great hospitality, lovely ambiance, and dishes prepared with love that shows in the presentation. We started with the Mixed Cheese Plate with house made jams -- we really enjoyed the selection. Next we had a 2 Variety Ravioli which she split for us with artful presentation... More

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Kenilworth, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Don't miss L'insolita Zuppa! Our last meal on our 10 day trip to Italy in March 2014 was our best - it was a wonderful dining experience for our entire family of five (even better than some top-rated restaurants we visited in Florence!). The restaurant is tucked away in a Santa Margherita neighborhood and had fun walking there. The Italian... More

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

This is a very special resgtaurant. We recommend it to everyone. The food is different from every other place in Santa Margherita - more modern and interresting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Nice place, Great food and people! Margherita, the owner, is a true passionate and an excellent host. We often go back here

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NYC
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

We dined at L'insolita Zuppa on a very wet night in October 2013 and it was one of the best experiences of our 10 day trip in Italy. The restaurant is clearly a labour of love for the owners/chef. The atmosphere is friendly and charming. The food was wonderful - fresh, home made, locally sourced and very flavorful. We enjoyed... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013 via mobile

If you want to eat a great meal in Santa Margherita, this is the right place. Just a few blocks off the main square, one has a chance to eat at a lovely restaurant in a neighborhood off the tourist track. The waitress and the chef couldn't have been more congenial or accommodating. Even though we arrived a bit earlier... More

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New City, New York
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

My husband and I spent one week in the town of Santa Margherita. After venturing a little further into the town where the locals go, we discovered this restaurant. WHAT A FIND!!!! We decided to spend our last two nights dining here. While we reviewed the wine list, they suggested we spend less and go with the house wife by... More

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