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Cantina Del Polpo

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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
Closed now
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Hours:
Wed - Mon 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 203
    Excellent
  • 106
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 14
    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
Best meal on recent Italy trip

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
KMTBJ
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Oxford, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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Oxford, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 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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56 reviews 56 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
64 helpful votes 64 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
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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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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 29 - 65
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?