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IL POLPINO

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Via Cappuccini 7, 16039 Sestri Levante, Italy
+39 320 728 4978
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wed - Sat 6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 359
    Excellent
  • 214
    Very good
  • 59
    Average
  • 34
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good value for the money

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 5, 2014
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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
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Zurich
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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

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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istanbul
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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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Bregenz
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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Cappuccini 7, 16039 Sestri Levante, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Sestri Levante
  • Phone Number: +39 320 728 4978

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 20
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?