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Via Matteotti, 26, 16038, Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy
(+39) 0185283556
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lovely Surprise

Looking for a restaurant in Santa Margherita we happened upon Trattoria ll Bompressa just up from the main square. It is a small family run restaurant. It was extremely clean and inviting. We both had the pesto pasta, and followed that with two different kinds of veal. The service was excellent... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 26, 2015
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

Looking for a restaurant in Santa Margherita we happened upon Trattoria ll Bompressa just up from the main square. It is a small family run restaurant. It was extremely clean and inviting. We both had the pesto pasta, and followed that with two different kinds of veal. The service was excellent and the food was fabulous. I highly

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San Antonio, Texas
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

my family of four loved it. we were disappointed that there was no pizza like someone had told us but we we thrilled by the quality and quantity of food. the seafood rissoto was the best weve EVER eaten. we were the only english speaking people there and we loved it. a little long to walk but worth it. ...a... More 

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93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

Bompresso is by far my favorite in Santa Marghrita even if there is no view of the coast. The ambience is familiar and nice, great wine list specially of local wines, food is fabulous ! Don't miss the famous risotto with sea food and scampi alla Portofino. Everything is home made and dessert are really special. Recommended for genuine tasty... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

This is one of my preferred venue in Italy, small, cozy and friendly. No need to look at menu like other people complaint about it just follow my suggestion: App: Do not get the mixed plate just go for the Marinated Octopus; Pasta: Risotto Di Mare; Entree: Scampi; Ask The host Federico for a nice bottle of prosecco and if... More 

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Codogno, Lombardia, Italy
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

It's not easy to find a place around where you can eat good and well prepared food in a relaxed atmosphere. The staff is very gentle an there also is a non banal wine choice with a particular attention at the local ones.

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Singapore, Singapore
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167 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 212 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

Our hotel recommended this restaurant, there are plenty of awards on the outside of the restaurant, and the number of reviews in Italian made me want to try this place. We ordered the seafood risotto and the scampi -- the two special house dishes. The risotto was good, but I liked it better at another restaurant in Rapallo. It was... More 

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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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232 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2011

Very traditional cooking well executed. Pasta starters were good, and the fresh fish was excellently done - a choice of wild (pescato) or farmed (allevato) cooked in any number of ways (ours was cooked in white wine with olives), but there was a limited choice, depending on what had been caught. Dessert of the day (flan) was a little disappointing.... More 

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Milano, Italia
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2010

For fish lovers. Delicious food in a cozy atmosphere. Best plates are the Risotto and the Scampi. They only have few tables so reservation is strongly suggested. The service is perfect.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Matteotti, 26, 16038, Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Santa Margherita Ligure
  • Phone Number: (+39) 0185283556

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

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