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Il Nostromo

Certificate of Excellence
Italian, Chowder, Soups
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Via dell'Arco 6, 16038, Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy
+39 0185 281663
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Good food no wait

Very simple good food. The staff was very nice. You could see the cook in the back preparing the food. Only wish I got more food.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
James P
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  • Families with children
  • Romantic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Small and familiar place with simple and tasty food. Nice service too!!! I recommend the place for whom want to slow down in crowded and hot Sta. Margherita

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Very simple good food. The staff was very nice. You could see the cook in the back preparing the food. Only wish I got more food.

Thank James P
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Showed up here with a party of seven on Saturday night, and the staff was more than helpful in finding seating for us. The food was delightful. My wife enjoyed the minestrone and I loved the squid ink pasta. The menu was extensive, and I wish that we had had more time to try other dishes.

Thank Ron C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This cute place has a great service and unbelievable fresh and well cooked dishes. Take one of the two tables in the street, start with the Carpaccio Misto and then jump to the Orata Al Cartoccio. Very good.

1 Thank Domenico M
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant is tucked away under the arch behind the Lido Palace hotel. On a Tuesday evening in early June we were the only customers. - the whole town seemed very quiet this week. The room is decorated and furnished charmingly, making the most of the high ceiling, and creates a comfortable informal ambience. The owner/manager (?) and her daughter... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Food is really very basic but "basic" in the bad (and sad) way. Too oily. Too salty. Too cold. Not tasty. Not special. Menu / choices very limited. And prices are not really expensive but not as "basic" as the food. Prices are too high for the quality of the food. And you will pay 2.50 euros per person for... More 

Thank EtiennE111
Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

My wife and I were looking for a quick light lunch and came upon this delightful place almost by accident. The interior was inviting and the welcome was warm. Our set lunch of salad and pasta was just what we wanted, washed down with some very drinkable house wine. The service was quick and efficient. The english speaking waitress was... More 

Thank MikeN969
Jacksonville, FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We enjoyed a wonderful family dinner here upon arrival at Santa Margherita Ligure. Arrived early in the evening, and the owner lavished attention on us, was very charming, and the pasta dishes were just great. Nice ambience, a bit off the beaten path on a quiet side street. The pesto pasta was mouthwatering. Everything was fresh, well prepared, served professionally.... More 

Thank Tess K
Bottmingen, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We just got back from a very enjoyable evening at this small and nice restaurant situated a few steps from the "main street". We were the first guests this evening and got a very pleasant and personal service all through our dinner. There was a cozy ambiance with a light setting that we really appreciated ("dimmed lights") and the food... More 

Thank BjornW
Russell Island, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

Just enjoyed the best lunch we've had in our 7 days in this lovely town. Would have passed by the restaurant but couldn't resist the great aromas coming from the kitchen which opens onto the lane way next door to the restaurant door ( the cute little doggie outside also an attraction). Yummy food, great friendly helpful service. Felt very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via dell'Arco 6, 16038, Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Santa Margherita Ligure
  • Phone Number: +39 0185 281663

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Chowder, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romantic


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