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24/A, v. Maragliano, Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy
+39 0185 286867
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Today
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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  • 39
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 8
    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
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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Kent, England
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

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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4 restaurant reviews
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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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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12 restaurant reviews
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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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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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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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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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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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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