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POLPO MARIO

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Italian, Chowder, Sushi
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Via XXV Aprile 163, 16039 Sestri Levante, Italy
0185 480203
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12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night

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  • 221
    Excellent
  • 197
    Very good
  • 71
    Average
  • 37
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Try the octopus!

Never having eaten octopus, I decided to try it. It was served grilled, marinated in lemon and herbs. It was about 6 inches in diameter and the taste was similar to calimari. Attractive restaurant.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 3, 2014
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New London, NH
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English first
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Great food and service. Waiter a bit intimidating at first but all for the best, explained very well why he felt my choice of wine might not be perfect for the dish chosen. If you put quality above cosiness, this is the place.

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New London, NH
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Never having eaten octopus, I decided to try it. It was served grilled, marinated in lemon and herbs. It was about 6 inches in diameter and the taste was similar to calimari. Attractive restaurant.

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Megeve, France
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Very good food, would recommend the octopus soup or the truffle ravioli dish. We ended the meal with a local herb liquor. It we have ever had, and we had a few! We were served by Edouard who really took care of us. Very friendly, knowledgeable and gave us great travel tips. Thank you for a wonderful evening!

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California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Sestri Levante is a short train ride away from the Cinque Terre and a superb find...a charming small town with lovely beaches and none of the hustle and bustle of the tourist-clogged streets of Vernazza, etc. A great headquarters for short day trips to see the charms of the Cinque Terre, then return at days end to relax in the... More 

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Poole, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Unfortunately we found this restaurant on our last night otherwise we would have visited again. Excellent food - do not look at the menu as there is an amazing amount of specials all at reasonable price. Good homemade food even the olive oil is made on the premises

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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Considering all the good comments, we decided to give it a try. The staff is nice and the food is good, but I wonder. Does it deserve those praises? I don't think so. Nothing outstanding about this restaurant. Good but not outstanding. It is not particularly worth seeing

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Long Island, New York
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45 reviews 45 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Our dishes were excellent! Ravioli with shrimp in a creamy sauce....spaghetti carbonara with tuna and seared tuna with mushrooms. Wonderful and friendly waiter!,

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Being seated at a table in an empty section of restaurant as all others booked-2 hours later we were still alone!! Pasta was very good my fish warm at best mainly tepid-tuna over cooked and dry Pricey and no smiles !!

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Milan, Lombardia, Italy
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54 reviews 54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

After years in Sestri Levante Polpo Mario is always a certainty. The good is delicious, the food mix is interesting, but not so complex that at the end you do not know what you are eating. The chef has been the same for years and he gave his imprinting to the cooking. Obviously, if you do not like fish this... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Restaurant kindly prepared local anchovy dish (bagnun) for me, and some grilled vegetables for my wife, neither of which were on menu. Out-of-season flexibilty perhaps, but no less appreciated. Everything very tasty and the pumpkin bread was so good that my wife said she would choose it for her last rites - and we got to take some away with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via XXV Aprile 163, 16039 Sestri Levante, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Sestri Levante
  • Phone Number: 0185 480203

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 27 - 67
  • Cuisine: Italian, Chowder, Sushi
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?