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L'insolita Zuppa

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Via Romana, 7, 16038 Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy
+39 0185 289594
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7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Thu - Tue 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 24
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  • 9
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  • 6
    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
a place to visit,,,,,,,worth every penny

we had a very decent dinner in this place , cosy & friendly,,,,,gamberi al vapore as entry is a must....thereafter u can trust the chef (lady Margherita) who will recomend the main course tailored for ur means.....prices are verz correct for the quality u get......location is NOT the best as u... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
Gaston02
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Geneva, Switzerland
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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Geneva, Switzerland
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136 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

we had a very decent dinner in this place , cosy & friendly,,,,,gamberi al vapore as entry is a must....thereafter u can trust the chef (lady Margherita) who will recomend the main course tailored for ur means.....prices are verz correct for the quality u get......location is NOT the best as u would expect for a place of this standard....inside though... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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68 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

L'insolita Zuppa. three blocks from our hotel. What a difference from the night before. At Michele's, where we had dried fis and indifferent service.Same total cost but a world of difference. Mezzeluna to die for. Taglialini in cuttlefish ink. Delicious. We then had both sea bass secondi's. The one in corn flakes with a lemo sauce was, according to Sarah,... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Have been twice, very poor service, although we are appreciative of interesting food, this is off the mark, many other better choices

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Walnut Creek, California
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75 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Oh, what a sweet place this was! We were the only English speaking patrons at this family oriented restaurant, yet we felt welcome and at home and managed to communicate very nicely. It was such fun going to a "locals" place and feeling a part of the community, if for such a short time. We nearly didn't go in, since... More 

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NewYork and Florida
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This was a lovely restaurant, soft welcoming décor. It had received so many rave reviews that we thought to give it a try. I get the impression it is very popular with the locals. I can speak some Italian and usually do okay. But there was a strong language barrier that made ordering difficult and so our dining was disappointing.

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Florence, Italy
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Magical food and atmosphere, delicious fish ravioli with squid sauce, heavenly backed fish with artichokes, and absolutely fantastic lemon and basil sorbet at a very affordable price. Highly recommended!

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Geneva
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168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Off the beaten track, away from the tourist area. A local restaurant run by two women, very friendly and good local food. Quite a variety of dishes, offering all the classic local fare. No thrills in this place, but good honest cooking.

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Aix-en-Provence, France
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

This restaurant was a good walk from our hotel but we loved it so much we returned the next night for dinner! We are a large family and all 6 of us thoroughly enjoyed all of our lovely home cooked meals. The staff were fun and so welcoming. They made us feel like locals on our return. Highly recommended, great... More 

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Trondheim
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Trip Adviser pointed us here and as usual we were rewarded by a great dining experience. The veal cutlets were excellent as well as the grilled vegetables that accompanied it. The service from family members was excellent. The place was full of Italians, but the staff enjoyed speaking with us about their food. We were even able to go back... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

This restaurant was great...the food was delicious and had a very homemade feel. The waitress and chef were so friendly, the chef even came out to shake our hand after the meal. I felt like I was eating at home with family. This place is not touristy at all and serves genuinely good food in a comfy, cozy, and warm... More 

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Additional Information about L'insolita Zuppa

Address: Via Romana, 7, 16038 Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0185 289594
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Santa Margherita Ligure
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Average Prices: USD $28 to $50
Cuisine: Italian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Romana, 7, 16038 Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Santa Margherita Ligure
  • Phone Number: +39 0185 289594

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $28 to $50
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Doing business, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

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