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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

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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
very nice, good food.

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
Mike D
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Annecy, France
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Annecy, France
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Cherry Hills Village, CO
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97 reviews 97 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
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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Burlingame
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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Nashville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I do not know why we were nearly the only diners because the food was outstanding. Complementary ratatoule to start then great lasagna with pesto then fabulous veal with lemon. We will back there before we leave the area .. fo sho!!

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Melbourne
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47 reviews 47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Il Faro is not a trendsetter, but it delivers tasty food at reasonable prices. The restaurant is family run and are friendly and do speak a bit of English. Dining in, we were given some complimentary ratatouille to go with our bread. The shrimp and courgette tagliatelle was a decent sized portion with a generous amount of shrimp and both... More 

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Nova Scotia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We just happened on this restaurant after our walk from Portofino. We were treated like family by the husband and wife team who run the restaurant. The food was fresh and delicious. Great salads, fish and incredible croustade and creme caramel for dessert. I dream of eating this meal again!

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We loved this little family run restaurant. We had been travelling in Italy for 3 weeks by the time we arrived in Santa Margharita and we were over pizza, pasta, pannini and gelato, and were craving a home cooked meal. I had the vegetable soup, which was so nice we came back the next night for more. The staff are... More 

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Saundersfoot, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We have eaten here many times - quality of food is very good and is delicious. The fish is so fresh and the cooking is all home-made including beautifully light tarts and puddings. Roberto and Margherita aim to please and are very friendly and accommodating.

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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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