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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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Monday
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 77
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Imaginative Food

Excellent menu; had pressed octopus salad which was unusual and wonderful; but staff not willing to bow to our limited ability to speak Italian; a pity

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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260 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 715 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

I have been here for dinner quite late (at about 10pm) and there were still accepting people. The service was attentive and welcoming. We all chose a different type of pasta (range between €10 and €18 for the delicious Spaghetti all'inferno). Cover charge about €2.50 per person. The pasta was very well prepared (not like a normal retaurant but well... More 

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Lymngton
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Excellent menu; had pressed octopus salad which was unusual and wonderful; but staff not willing to bow to our limited ability to speak Italian; a pity

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Silk Hope, North Carolina, United States
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

There is a good chance that if a seafood restaurant owns their own trawler the food will be fresh...And it was. Served by a very attentive staff in a previous popes vacation residence. Great local wine, great recipes, great staff, very fresh seafood and very nice ambiance! A winner worth going to!

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Sestri Levante, Italy
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Food was amazing, I normally don't eat sea food but eating it here exceeded my expectations. I was in Sestri for a few weeks and visited this restaurant several times.

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Heidelberg, Germany
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We stumbled more or less into this restaurant during the search for an easy lunch. The pasta was served with extra parmigiano chees and looked very well arranged. The taste was quite well until delicious. The portion was in the range of a second course and not of a main course. The house wine was very well. They even didn't... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

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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21 restaurant reviews
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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
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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Additional Information about POLPO MARIO

Address: Via XXV Aprile 163, 16039 Sestri Levante, Italy
Phone Number: 0185 480203
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Sestri Levante
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
Average Prices: USD 27 - 67
Cuisine: Italian, Chowder, Sushi

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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
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $
  • 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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