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Via Gramsci 6/D | Localita Testata Mosconi, 16038, Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy
+39 0185 293612
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Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best value seafood in Santa Margherita!

This is one of my favourite restaurants in Santa M. Menu is generally fixed and hasn't varied much at all in the years I have been going here, but why would it. The fish anti pasti is one of the best you can get, with the plates continuing to come out one after the other. Be careful not to be... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 9, 2015
Jason E
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

We went for lunch and wanted a simple Mediterranean salad with tuna, tomatoes and mozzarella. We orderd wine and coffee with are meal. The meal was served in chipped kitchen bowls, very little tuna and they mixed raw hot dogs into the salad. We were gracious and paid our bill and left a tip. And they call us the ugly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

This is one of my favourite restaurants in Santa M. Menu is generally fixed and hasn't varied much at all in the years I have been going here, but why would it. The fish anti pasti is one of the best you can get, with the plates continuing to come out one after the other. Be careful not to be... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

This is the second place our hotel recommended for dinner in Santa Margherita and my fiance and I went for an unbeatable date night. You may choose to be inside and enjoy the views right out on the swimming area and marina or sit out on the patio. The 5 plate seafood anitpasti is so fresh and delicious and a... More 

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Beckington, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This large restaurant has a great position at the end of the sea front with lovely views from the outside terrace area and inside room. It gets busy with large groups and consequently service can be quite slow and there is an extra wait if you've ordered something different to your dining companions! The food is OK but only average... More 

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Thank ScenerySteve
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

We tried a number of water side cafe and they were overpriced and not as nice as this. This is fantastic food and value for money!

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Thank Wombatbadger
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

We were there with a large business group and I did not pick up the tab. We had all the typical Liguria menu and the seafood apetizers were fantastic. The Pesto pasta was slightly overcooked and the main course quite average. The ambiance is loud.

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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

had the tagliatelle with zucchini. delish. decor of the place is sort of 1960's blah. however, if you sit outside, you can ignore the traffic noise and concentrate on the glorious ligurian sea.

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Thank Monica H
Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We had walked past this Restaurant for 4 days to other places,but it was raining and the closest to our hotel,and thought why not try this one,The place was buzzing with two huge tables filled with Locals on a visit to the sea side,Most of the people in retirement age group,were all having a great time,talking over one another and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

There you can find the best fish in town! There are couple of off-menu treasures! Fingers licking type of food!

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Thank Radu T
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We didn't really do our research on where to eat in Santa Margherita, but decided to give this one a try. We chose the outside seating and no one else was there. The view was lovely, and the waitress was friendly enough. The food was surprisingly good, but, when I asked where the ladies room was and was directed to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Gramsci 6/D | Localita Testata Mosconi, 16038, Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Santa Margherita Ligure
  • Phone Number: +39 0185 293612

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?