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Il Nostromo

Via dell'Arco 6, 16038 Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy
+39 349 079 6461
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian, Chowder
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
McLean, Virginia
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We visited the city for 18 days. Had fabulous meals each of the 4 times we family owned restaurant. Delicate, delicious , fresh seafood always seemed available! Sweet waitress, minimal English, maximum charm. Find this out of the way alley/street. You won't regret it.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

You cannot come here without eating at this restaurant. Wonderful staff, incredible food. Made us feel like family. Never knew I liked pesto until I had the house specialty. Incredible!

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Tierra Verde, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

We stumbled onto this little gem of a restaurant and had a fantastic lunch. Mom was busy cooking so one or two dishes came out at a time but our group was open to sharing and we were glad we did. The minestrone soup was delicious as was the black tagallettere with sea bass and saffron. Our servers, the daughter... More

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Australia
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

We visited this restaurant after reading the reviews and was not disappointed. We did book but it was very quiet the night we went only about 8 people in total. However it did not spoil the atmosphere. As previously said in reviews it is family operated and great service. The Father looked after us as did the son both extremely... More

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Honiton, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I last visited this restaurant in September 2012, and gave it an excellent review. On the basis of that experience I booked a table for our last night in Santa Margherita, as a climax to our week's stay. the restaurant has changed hands since 2012, and rather than being the culminating highlight of our visit it was the worst meal... More

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Berlin
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50 reviews 50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We were passing by this restaurant and were both convinced that we want to eat here tonight. The restaurant has a lovely atmosphere and the owners are very sympathic. For starters, we had both a homemade strudel, then pasta (with housewine) and for dessert a semifreddo. The food was very tasty and real Italian food! The owner cooks the menues... More

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

June 2014. Saw this restaurant as we walked into town from the railway station, and ended up coming back for lunch a couple of hours later. We were one of only two tables, perhaps because its a bit off the main thoroughfare. We were not disapponted. Best mozarella and tomatoes ever. Lovely pasta and fish. Recommended.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

I went here on April 30, 2014 based on the Trip Advisor reviews. I also took 7 of my newfound friends traveling with a group. The food was o.k. to good--not great! The service was horrible! All 8 of us were brought our food one at a time. The first few were finished eating by the time the last got... More

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Vancouver, Canada
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Restaurant tucked away on a back street behind an arch (thus the street name). Run by a Mom and daughter team, Mom being the chef and daughter the waiter. Food did not disappoint. We had vegetable soup, pasta and fish, all using fresh ingredients. Chef even willing to split 2 pastas on 2 dishes so that my wife and I... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014 via mobile

Looking at the Trip Advisor ratings I think we were expecting more. Whilst my entree of the seafood salad was very good, both my wife and I chose the seafood ravioli for the main. We were both disappointed with our choice, particularly after having the same dish at Ristorante Stella in Portofino, which was brilliant. Other reviewers have talked about... More

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