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Cantina Del Polpo

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Piazza Cavour 2, 16039, Sestri Levante, Italy
390185485296
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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, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff

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  • 278
    Excellent
  • 173
    Very good
  • 50
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 6
    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
Fun, simple, delicious and easy

I must tell travellers that the Cantina del Polpo is an excellent place to go to, due to the good humour of those that work there, to the simple menu, to good (and very convincing!) suggestions and mainly, the quality of the food. It was very, very good. I just had to rate it as excellent!

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 23, 2015
João Frederico M
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

I must tell travellers that the Cantina del Polpo is an excellent place to go to, due to the good humour of those that work there, to the simple menu, to good (and very convincing!) suggestions and mainly, the quality of the food. It was very, very good. I just had to rate it as excellent!

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Thank João Frederico M
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Four of us recently had dinner at Cantina del Polpe, and greatly enjoyed the experience. The food was very good, but the service was outstanding. We paid about 25 euros apiece, including wine, so the pricing was appropriate for a high quality restaurant. We were treated to an octopus spread as we sat down, and a limoncello with our coffee.... More 

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Thank jimbocu70
Montreal, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

wonderful fresh fish presented in a very artisitic manner; very friendly and warm environment. Ilenia was a great hostess, explaining the local specialties. It was the best dining experience we have had during our two weeks in the region! Bravo et merci, andre

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Thank andre g
Knebworth, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

You don't go all the way to Italy to eat spaghetti as squidgy as the tinned variety. Nor for prawns that are equally overcooked. This restaurant offered all the trimmings - "free" aperitif and digestif etc but the food non of what we ate passed muster

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Thank ed_smith2
London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

We were recommended to visit this restaurant near the Bay of Silence and weren't disappointed. A warm welcome with a glass of Prosecco from the staff set the tone for the evening. The menu was modern and interesting and there was also a daily specials board. We enjoyed scallops and prawns followed by a panna cotta. A very enjoyable meal,... More 

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Thank Ash3347
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

A world away from the mediocre tourist pizzeria. Lively, affordable, atmospheric and totally unpretentious. Clearly run by people that like cooking. Great seafood. Highly recommended.

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Thank voiceofpeason
Denmark
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

We visited this place twice during the second part of our combined summer vacation and honeymoon. The staff: Extraordinary friendly. Provides you with a sense of a "homey" feeling and they try their utmost to establish a good dialogue about the selection of food, whether you speak very little Italian, some or just want to stick to plain ole English.... More 

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Thank Alexander R
London
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

Super slow service and the food was not great at all. Average meat and barely decent pasta. Too bad cause the location and the place are lovely.

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

Please... take your time and enjoy your meal... In our restaurant we prepare everything day by day included bread, fresh pasta and any dessert... If you need a faster service we've another restaurant that is just in the front of Cantina del Polpo... five minute or less and you are eating! It's your choice we make everything you need, just... More 

bucharest
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Food was delicious and with a little of "design". We appreciated the rose leafs and other flowers and local plants on the side of the plate !. Octopus and Tuna we ordered was fabulous. As our last holiday evening in Italy this was the perfect dinner!!! And the prices more than decent. Staff very well prepared and friendly. For sure... More 

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Thank indeo
Bucharest, Romania
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015 via mobile

This is a fantastic restaurant...worth all the effort of waiting as we had no reservation...but got very lucky!! Exquisit octopus and tuna and fantastic deserts....truly the best dinner in Italy!!!

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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 28 - 56
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?