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Il Nostromo

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Italian, Chowder
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Il Nostromo
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Via dell'Arco 6, 16038 Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy
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Via dell'Arco 6, 16038 Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy
+39 0185 281663
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • 153
    Excellent
  • 74
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A great find

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 15, 2014
MikeN969
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Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 

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Jacksonville, FL
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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 

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Bottmingen, Switzerland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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 

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Russell Island, Australia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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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Hove Sussex
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54 reviews 54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We ate here last week, - the restaurant was deserted for most of the time we were there. There is no outside seating, and inside is tatty, in need of renovation. The food was ok, nothing sensational. My whole baked sea bass came in foil, and was quite pleasant. My husband's tuna steak came with a kind of mint jelly... More 

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McLean, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 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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9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
5 helpful votes 5 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
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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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

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