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Cantina Del Polpo

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Winery, Pasta, Italian, Chowder
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Piazza Cavour 2, 16039 Sestri Levante, Italy
390185485296
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Tuesday
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Hours:
Wed - Mon 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 40
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  • 16
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  • 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
Hidden Gem

Staff are amazing and aim to please. Food is prepared fresh and very good, many choices and various fresh daily fish dishes to satisfy. Be sure to try the desserts as well! Extensive wine list, fine dining without breaking the bank.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
Dario954
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Pisa, Italy
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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Pisa, Italy
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85 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

Staff are amazing and aim to please. Food is prepared fresh and very good, many choices and various fresh daily fish dishes to satisfy. Be sure to try the desserts as well! Extensive wine list, fine dining without breaking the bank.

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Stavanger, Norway
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Cantina del Polpo is one of the best restaurants in Sestri Levante, and there are a few. The menu is too extensive with an ambitious menu of the day. They should probably concentrate on fewer choices. We were seated inside which was a good thing due to the temperatures outside. The food was good without being really memorable. The staff... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We happened to visit in the middle of a heat wave, and we were dying for something cooler. This is the only restaurant we've been to in Sestri with a simple, refreshing Caprese salad and it was exactly what we needed. Super friendly staff (we talked about the waiter for the rest of the vacation), nice seating (may be cramped... More 

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Clarksville, MD
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

My title may be a bit deceiving....Cantina Del Polpo was a good restaurant. I can see why Rick Steves would recommend it. It is in a convenient location, very near the Bay of Silence and many of the hotels and it seems to be very popular with the Italians on holiday. For me, it was good food, great service, and... More 

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

There are two parts to this restaurant the cosy dark wood inside area with bar and the part covered extension. The food and service are first class and informal.with friendly staff. It is very popular and I would advise making a reservation particularly if there are more than two of you. It is easy to find situated just across from... More 

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Roswell, Georgia
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88 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

La Cantina del Polpo was recommended by a friend and it did not disappoint. It is located steps away from the Baia del Silenzio and we visited it for lunch. The atmosphere is lovely and I just love their logo! We had delicious Polpo (Octopus), as well as calamari, and gamberetti fritti, both delicious. The service was very good and... More 

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New York City, New York
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52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

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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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 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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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 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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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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Additional Information about Cantina Del Polpo

Address: Piazza Cavour 2, 16039 Sestri Levante, Italy
Phone Number: 390185485296
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 27 - 55
Cuisine: Winery, Pasta, Italian, Chowder

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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: 390185485296

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 27 - 55
  • Cuisine: Winery, Pasta, Italian, Chowder

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Doing business
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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