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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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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: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 39
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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
Lovely little restaurant in the old town

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 14, 2015
VirgoQualitySeeker47
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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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128 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 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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87 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 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 43 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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73 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 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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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 28 - 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 28 - 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?