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L'insolita Zuppa

Via romana, 7, Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy
0185289594
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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
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  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Cupertino, California
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

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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2 reviews
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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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Cambridge
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9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Tucked down a side street next to the tennis club this restaurant is a must. Home made pasta with porcini & beautifully cooked sea bass to follow with an excellent Sicilian White wine which was the chef's suggestion. Great to discuss menu preferences with the lady chef who comes to your table with suggestions.

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Koksijde Bad, Belgium
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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

Away from the tourist traps, almost hidden away in a small street, this restaurant should be on your local to do-list. A young but talented lady chef proposed me some special "pasta"....bucatini with a white sauce ans rabbitt meat, excellent, some ravioli filled with a preparation of fish and served with the most tender baby squidpreparation you can find. A... More

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melb
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013 via mobile

We'd been mostly sticking to the little pizza and pasta bars but thought we'd go for a proper meal and I am glad we did! A lovely walk through the streets and santa marg led us to this little restaurant. We were the only ones there apart from one other couple so was very peaceful. Our waitress was very friendly... More

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