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Ristorante La Darsena

Italian, Chowder, Seafood
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Via Gramsci 6/D | Localita Testata Mosconi, 16038 Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy
+39 0185 293612
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice view too

it does not look so good from the outside, be warned. It is part of the hotel Helios, an old establishment wonderfully located on the beach. The staff (of one...) was very nice, and helpful. The menu was not big, and I would prefer it that way: better to concentrate on a few but good dishes. We... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2013
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Geelong, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Today was pouring rain so we chose this Restaurent because it was close to our Hotel The Metropolo.the view from this Restaurent is very pleasant over their Hotel pool with water fall and over a small bay inlet,the sea was very rough and it was cosy inside,our waitress was very busy with a group of 50 or so Italian oldies... More 

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new jersey
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59 reviews 59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

If you are looking for a family style service restaurant where you can only get something for 2 or more people you may enjoy this place. There are no side dishes. While it appears to be associated with the hotel Helios it is not even tthough one entry is thru the hotel. A great dissappointmen, especially on our last night,... More 

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Odessa, Ukraine
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013 via mobile

Delicious meals, risotto di mare was absolutely fantastic, and sepia risotto delicious. Also scampies are very tasty and for the desert profiteroles are the best!)

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Porto
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

it does not look so good from the outside, be warned. It is part of the hotel Helios, an old establishment wonderfully located on the beach. The staff (of one...) was very nice, and helpful. The menu was not big, and I would prefer it that way: better to concentrate on a few but good dishes. We decided on the... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

Mediocre meal. The fritto misto was particularly bad and we spent our stay trying to get someone's attention to order wine, to order dinner and then to ask for the check. The best part of the night was finding fresh Ikea stickers on the bottom of our wine glasses -- turns out they hadn't been washed yet.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

I have just left this restaurant after the antipasti and pasta, I couldn't face the main meal... Antipasti: 7 dishes but low quality. Tagliolini al aragostina for Two... With three aragostine divided for 2 but also 10 heads of shrimps but no tails, hence just for show !!! Pasta overcooked too... I was promised a table overlooking the splendid bay... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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97 reviews 97 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

This restaurant coped cheerfully and well with our party of 26 on a md October Saturday.. .There is some seating outside, but most was on a covered balcony with good views across the bay.. We had choosen local dishes, mainly fish. Situated on a narrow busy road, with no obvious scope for parking.

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burlingame
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215 reviews 215 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

What delicious orata with oven roasted potatoes! Waited 45 minutes for the dish to be prepared, but worth every minute. The insalata caprese was good, especially the mozzarella which was quite tender. Other tables were having numerous dishes of antipasto- salumi, mussels- pasta dishes. Everyone seemed to be having a great meal. The restaurant is with Hotel Metropole- the hotel... More 

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Trondheim, Norway
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

We had some of the best food on our entire 17-day long Italy trip at this restaurant. Everything tasted much better than the average Italian restaurant. We only tried seafood, and came back the next evening for more... I would definitely recomment eating here.

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Doha, Qatar
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4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2011

We went to this restorante the first night we arrived and was fully booked, but the smell of the food forsed us to come back the next night. we had a great time and yammy food. I recommend the pasta with scampi( for two people) you will not regret it enjoy

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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, Chowder, Seafood

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