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Cantina Del Polpo

Piazza Cavour 2, 16039 Sestri Levante, Italy
0185 485296
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Ranked #11 of 134 restaurants in Sestri Levante
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $37 - $81
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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82% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Portland, Oregon, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

My friends and I had lunch here after hanging out on the beach all morning. The food was wonderful! We ordered a bunch of options, and shared. The cuttlefish were the biggest surprise....so good! Service was good, the atmosphere was also great. All in all a great experience!

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Modena, Italy
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

I've been here for a dinner and I cansay that: The octopus at catalan was good, for my personal taste was too much tomato and not that much octopus, that was perfectly cooked, apart it was great. Then I order tuna with grapefruit (tuna rare) flavor perfect. The only problem was that was well done. The did it again and... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Helpful staff (English speaking), good quality local style food and an extensive local wine list. I had the octopus sauce pasta which was very nice.

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Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Typical cozy interior often filled with local business people or groups of friends, great terrasse (enclosed for rainy days or colder weather), friendly welcome from everyone on staff, attentive service with multiple languages spoken, and more importantly, excellent food, with a wide variety of plates typical of this area of Liguria. Good selection of wines as well. I have eaten... More

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istanbul
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

I ate twice at la cantina del polpo and in both times I enjoyed my meal. The waiter Julio was a sweet heart he helped us to explain the menu in English and with best food suggestions.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We got caught here on a rainy day, so this place was the highlight of it. It was empty but open, and the waiter was really nice and helpful. Everything we ordered was fresh and delicious. We highly recommend!!!

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Highlands
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

One of the best places we found in Sestri. The food was great but the evening was made complete by the enthusiastic, knowledgeable, helpful and cheerful staff.

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UK
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63 reviews 63 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Friendly and good sea food. The mussels were superb! Would seek this restaurant out again if we returned

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Definitely drop in here for some lunch or dinner - great food, lovely staff (who always remember us even though we only eat there a few times a year when we are in Sestri Levante) and lovely restaurant ... there's a nice outdoor terrace or sitting inside if cooler is equally just as great. Food is lovely, fresh, local and... More

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Rivoli, Italy
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85 reviews 85 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

If you're in Sestri Levante, do try this little restaurant. They bought wood panelling and other artefacts from an old ship and used it to decorate the place, with excellent results. They do have an outside eating area but, personally, I reckon it's a pity to eat outside and not savour the lovely interior. The service was very attentive and... More

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