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Il Faro

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24/A, v. Maragliano, Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy
+39 0185 286867
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great simple food.

This restaurant is tucked away on the edge of town. Its run by a couple who speak little English but are passionate about making their guests happy. We started with complimentary pizza slices and a glass of sparkling wine. We ordered a salad and a fish mixed grill to share, it was sea bass, prawns... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This restaurant is tucked away on the edge of town. Its run by a couple who speak little English but are passionate about making their guests happy. We started with complimentary pizza slices and a glass of sparkling wine. We ordered a salad and a fish mixed grill to share, it was sea bass, prawns, calamari and scampi. All perfectly... More 

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Kent, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

we loved the ambience. The staff, husband and wife I think, were attentive and remembered we had visited previously. Food was great- not huge choice but what we had was yummy, would definitely return again and again!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Wow. We just came back from the restaurant and we were amazed. The dinner was superb. House wine was very very good, we had 1 liter plus half liter. We had the lasagna portofino, really fresh pasta with pomodoro and pesto as the first course, it reminded my mother's cooking back at home, really fresh. For the second course I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Wow. We just came back from the restaurant and we were amazed. The dinner was superb. House wine was very very good, we had 1 liter plus half liter. We had the lasagna portofino, really fresh pasta with pomodoro and pesto as the first course, it reminded my mother's cooking back at home, really fresh. For the second course I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I've been eating here every time I am in Santa Margherita for the past fifteen years - once or twice a year - and the food is consistently good. They declare that is their speciality is fried fish, but in fact the grilled fresh fish of the day is fantastic too. The pesto pasta is one of the finest in... More 

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Annecy, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

felt like a family run restaurant...which is nice !! friendly feel and nice service. it was low season, but the food was very fresh...

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New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

So quaint - appeared to be a married couple that speak very little english but enough to help you out with the menu. Amazing pasta. Highly recommend it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Roberto our waiter was excellent, seafood was freak and veal was tender. Excellent house wine. Great value.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 via mobile

A small family run restaurant with the best pesto pasta ever. The fish and meat dinners were also amazing. Get the the insalada mista with there amazing olive oil. The owners are so pleasant and so happy to serve you. I only wish I had more nights in Santa margherita just to eat there. This is the kind of restaurant... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Small family owned traditional Italian restaurant . Everything that is good about taking tips from taxi drivers. Food was simply stunning . So glad I went with the recommendation . The lasagne portofino was one of the best things I have ever eaten . Not expensive at all given that the centre of Portofino is only a 2 minute drive... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 24/A, v. Maragliano, Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Santa Margherita Ligure
  • Phone Number: +39 0185 286867
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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