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Piazza Cavour 2, 16039 Sestri Levante, Italy
0185 485296
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Ranked #10 of 138 Restaurants in Sestri Levante
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $68
Hours:
Wed - Mon 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night

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  • Italian first
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

This is a must when in Sestri Levante; a rare restuarant with pressional and FRIENDLY service; the waiter explains every dish in detail in English.With sincere friendliness. No big deal if you don't eat potatoes or anything else, they customize your dish without any problem. My tip is to take two starters, and then go outside for a gelato for... More 

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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Sestri is a bit touristy, as it's right on the sea, so finding a local spot can be tough. We found this place by asking the owner of our B&B, and it was great. (It's been there for a very long time) A little bit pricey, but the food was fantastic—with several octopus dishes, including their signature, "octopus ragu" spaghetti—which... More 

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Eindhoven
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50 reviews 50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Good spot when you like seafood. Small restaurant with mainly fish on the menu. We went for the seafood platter which was an impressive mountain of grilled seafood of all kinds. We enjoyed it a lot. The price even better, one of the lowest bills of our two week trip through Italy and I am quite picky when chosing restaurants,... More 

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London
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69 reviews 69 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We had an interesting meal here in the annex section. The chef had put some odd flavours together which worked but were odd. For example I had basil flavour ice cream with cheesecake. The staff were good and all the food seemed ok, with a strong emphasis on seafood. Whilst I cannot blame the restaurant as I probably didn't peel... More 

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Long Island, New York
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45 reviews 45 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We really loved the food at La Cantina Del Polpo! Everything was absolutely delicious. We started with Mussels in a white sauce and a Caprese Salad.. We had the typical local Ligurian pasta with pesto sauce, string beans and potato. Also skewer of delicious shrimp and scallops. We enjoyed the atmosphere eating on the outdoor terrace and the service was... More 

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Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Terrible food, we waited for almost a hour even though we had a reservation. The young waiter was kind with us

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CantinadelPolpo, Proprietario at Cantina Del Polpo, responded to this review

Sorry for your accident, but you're writing about wrong restaurant! I swear that never happens people that book a table wait for it for an hour! Please considered to change your opinion really visiting us! :-) More 

Portland, Oregon, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Additional Information about Cantina Del Polpo

Address: Piazza Cavour 2, 16039 Sestri Levante, Italy
Phone Number: 0185 485296
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Sestri Levante
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 68
Cuisine: Italian

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