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Via Cappuccini 7, 16039 Sestri Levante, Italy
+39 320 728 4978
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Ranked #17 of 137 Restaurants in Sestri Levante
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $20
Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wed - Sat 6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

As a family we felt comfortable. The food was quite strange: five times the same type of omelet -- cold or warm, sweet or salty. There isn't any other meal served. It was cheap..... cheap.

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CantinadelPolpo, Proprietario at IL POLPINO, responded to this review

First thanks to Tripadvisor to leave reply to this review and excuse me for my bad english knowledge. We’re sorry to read this review. We would wish that every customer will be satisfied visiting our restaurant, but we’re not perfect and we’re sorry for this, because we do our work with passion. We’d like to inform that our set menu,... More 

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

They had a menu for €18 that included a lot of food, primo, secondo and dolce and also 1/2 L wine or beer. It's also all you can eat so you get a second portion if needed. The food was good but not top notch. I really recommend it if you're hungry and the interior is rather nice too.

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Koersel, Belgium
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Il polpino is a nice osteria. They have a specific formula with fixed menu and fixed price. When we got there we got a primi which where actually (3 primi's), a secundi and a dolci (dessert) Wine, Beer, Water, Cola, ... everything is included in the fixed price. You get a lot of food for the price you pay here... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This place is great— not just the food, but the total experience! This was our 2nd best dining experience in Italy, our first being a restaurant that was 4x the price! If you're from the US or Canada you need to be in the right mindset to enjoy this place. It's only €18/ person TOTAL including wine *and* tax. That's... More 

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NW Kent
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We found Il Polpino by chance one evening. There was a fixed price menu at 18 euros each, including a half-litre of wine or beer. Neither of us knew what we were about to receive but the waitress (bless her) spoke English. The meal was a series of home-cooked authentic Italian dishes which were quite delicious in turn. However, we... More 

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We ate here last week, there was a menu for 18 Euros per person, and you got 5 courses and some wine or beer each. Very good value. Service was a little slow, but that is only a minor complaint!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014 via mobile

we ate testerolli which is the dish that is served in the restaurant. it is made in different ways and in sauces like cheese with olive oil, tomatoes with purchini mushrooms... each dish was delicious and you can get as much as you like. the wine is included -all you can drink! I felt welcome from the moment we walked... More 

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

I enjoyed the place, the typical Ligurian decor and atmosphere and I loved the food and the way they serve it. The waiters were friendly, they made me feel welcome. It's not just about food it's about the place and the staff. A special thanks to chef Daniele.

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5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013 via mobile

Its an Osteria Kinda of a local pub restaurant nxt to baia del silenzi , place is beatiful , ( the toilet is awesome :-)) pretty girls everywhere ( sorry we were on vacation :)) friendly staff , and 4 gorgeous different pasta dishes and wine ... Local liquor

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

good service, interesting concept with this omletes, very good food at reasonable prices. Nice restaurant, probably a little bit difficult to find - we used Tripadvisor-route

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Additional Information about IL POLPINO

Address: Via Cappuccini 7, 16039 Sestri Levante, Italy
Phone Number: +39 320 728 4978
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Sestri Levante
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday 6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday 6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday 6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD 20 - 20
Cuisine: Italian

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