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Cantina Del Polpo

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Italian, Mexican, Chowder
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Piazza Cavour 2, 16039 Sestri Levante, Italy
0185 485296
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Today
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Mon 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 212
    Excellent
  • 111
    Very good
  • 37
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good food and atmosphere

This was recommended by our hotel; after checking reviews we gave it a try. One of the busiest places in town, definitely need reservation. Its a fish r-n and fish was reliably good. For appetizer we had 'Bon-bon' - shrimp 'meatballs' encrusted with nuts.... Delisimo !!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Ella_RM
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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379 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
New York City, New York
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This was recommended by our hotel; after checking reviews we gave it a try. One of the busiest places in town, definitely need reservation. Its a fish r-n and fish was reliably good. For appetizer we had 'Bon-bon' - shrimp 'meatballs' encrusted with nuts.... Delisimo !!!

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

In a small lane from the main street towards Hotel Helvetia is this little GEM - family run, a fantastic local cuisine with a warm and friendly and VERY professional service. House specials not to miss - and excellent value for money. The seafood is mouth watering and fresh, many old local recipes; it feels like eating genuine, home cooked... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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72 reviews 72 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We went to this restaurant becuse it was rated number one in Tripadvisor. When your expectations are high the result turns out to be usullay unsatisfactory. This was the case here. It is a standart Italian restaurant, mid priced. The most expensive bottle of wine is 25 Euros, dishes around 15 Euros. Taste standart.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Highly recommend visiting cantina del polpo. The staff speaks English very well, which was nice for us. The food was excellent. I will definitely be back if we make it back to this beautiful town.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

Best pasta and fish experience in a long time, if not ever. The combinations in the dishes worked really well. Definitely best place in Sestri. Excellent service too, good wines, reasonably priced. Relaxed atmosphere. Couldn't have asked for more. A shame we only tried it out on our last day.

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tel aviv
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

almost every second restaurant in Sestri Levante has in their name Polpo. but this restaurant deserve it the most. every thing we ordered was fantastic ( and we were six per.) the pasta with sea food , the black pasta with an unforgettable green sauce. the white fishes, an excellent local white wine' and very reasonable prices. all this with... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I stayed in Sestri for approximately ten days and dined here at least once a day for the duration of our visit. We are big foodies and I used to write for a cuisine magazine in New Zealand. Sure, we dined at other places in Sestri but this place was absolutely our favourite! The people who work... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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
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55 reviews 55 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Piazza Cavour 2, 16039 Sestri Levante, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Sestri Levante
  • Phone Number: 0185 485296

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 66
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mexican, Chowder

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Local cuisine
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

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?