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L'insolita Zuppa

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Via romana, 7, Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy
0185289594
Today
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Thu - Tue 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 141
    Excellent
  • 66
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 5
    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
Most recent review
Fantastic home cooked meals

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 1, 2014
Tinkerbell178
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Aix-en-Provence, France
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Aix-en-Provence, France
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 via mobile

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 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
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123 reviews 123 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
178 helpful votes 178 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via romana, 7, Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Santa Margherita Ligure
  • Phone Number: 0185289594

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?