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Il Faro

24/A, v. Maragliano, Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy
+39 0185 286867
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- Aug 2, 2014
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Swansea
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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yorkshire
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The Food was very good, very well presented, the owners were very helpful and attentive, good value.

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Harpenden
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

On an expensive coastline, this little gem delivers really good taste for a very inexpensive price. The sole alla griglia was particularly good.

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Austin, TX
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77 reviews 77 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

This is a mom and pop sort of restaurant. Dad is welcoming and outgoing. Fortunately he is in the front of the house. Mom apparently does the cooking. Good thing because she is not very pleasant. The food was pretty good, no complaints there.

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San Luis Obispo
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

We did not discover this restaurant until our last night even though it was just down the hill from our hotel, Villa Anita. It is run by a delightful couple who are very accomodating. The food was outstanding and very reasonably priced. Since it isn't located on the waterfront, it's quiet and no gas fumes. We were the only non-Italians... More

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Oberursel (Taunus), Germany
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116 reviews 116 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

The service begins with a glass of prosecco and a small plate of marinated vegetables while you are looking at the menu. Food is good without being great, typical North Italian fare, but the owner and his wife are so attentive and friendly that it makes for a very good dining experience. the desserts are also very good. Prices are... More

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Victoria, Canada
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148 reviews 148 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

This restaurant was near where we were staying and we decided to make it our last night in town dinner - it turned out to be a great choice. We were warmly welcomed and presented with a glass of Prosecco, which was shortly followed by a small complementary appetizer of caponata dulce - a nice little something to enjoy while... More

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Aiken, South Carolina
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67 reviews 67 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Il Faro restaurant in Santa Margherita Ligure was a special delight. Located on a sidestreet, it was not easy to find but was certainly worth the time to look for. Complimentary prosecco & appetizers were offered before you've even ordered. The service is professional and attentive and the ambiance is warm and comfortable. The house wine and the entrees were... More

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Tulsa, OK
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

We arrived late in Santa Margherita Ligure on a rainy day without much research on where to have dinner. Walking by Il Faro we spotted the Tripadvisor certificate in the window and decided to give it a try. Not a mistake! We were greeted warmly by the owner with friendly English/Italian conversation. The service and food that followed was excellent.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

Tasty Bronzino and great service. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting Santa Margherita.

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