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Il Gambero

Certificate of Excellence
Chowder, Pizza
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V. Fratelli Cairoli, 13/R, 17019 Varazze, Italy
01995918
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 34
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  • 14
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
It's worth queing to sit

The restaurant is really small so your best chance is to visit in summer when they have extra seating outdoors. During high season you have to wait to be seated but the quality of the food will reward your patience.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 22, 2012
Amedeo B
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Varazze, Italy
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This is undoubtedly one of the best place to eat fish not only in Varazze but throughout the Riviera Ligure. The place might not look very attractive due to the lack of indoor space and the restricted number of tables. However, the food is so tasty and the prices not too high. I personally recommend the spaghetti with seafood and... More 

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Lancashire
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

Food was brilliant, especially the sea food platter, the pizza was also one of the best i've ever had. Well worth the wait to get seated.

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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013 via mobile

Stayed for a quick pizza. Food is below average for a supposedly authentic trattoria. Pizza was well made but ingredients did not seem particularly fresh, particularly the mushrooms. Service is also substandard and price is average. Not recommended.

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High wycombe
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50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013 via mobile

Small but perfectly formed! Just great, traditional Italian food served by friendly people who clearly know how to feed you. A small place and so busy. Not a bad word to say and full of Italians so if they like it how can us foreigners question it?

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Varazze, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

The restaurant is really small so your best chance is to visit in summer when they have extra seating outdoors. During high season you have to wait to be seated but the quality of the food will reward your patience.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: V. Fratelli Cairoli, 13/R, 17019 Varazze, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Varazze
  • Phone Number: 01995918

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chowder, Pizza

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?