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Ristorante La Darsena

Italian, Chowder, Seafood, Soups
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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
Hotel Restaurant with a family feel and great views!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 7, 2015
Bob M
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Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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34 reviews
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

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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Geelong, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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 6, 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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NJ, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
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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Geelong, Australia
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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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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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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, Soups

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