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Viale Margherita, 30, 55049 Viareggio, Italy
0039.0584.581143
Today
7:30 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 7:30 am - 12:00 am

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Visitor rating
  • 35
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 40
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 22
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Glory of the past

This review is based on four visits during past 7 years,both,business and leisure. When I did visit this place first time,about 7 years (or a bit more ) ago,it was grandiose - large,open to the sunset at sea,starched white tablecloths,candles,with white clad waiters and great menu. Not much have... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2014
Boguslaw W
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Monaco-Ville, Monaco
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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161 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Älvsjö
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

If you don't like over cooked lasagna with out almost any minced meat... And a very waiter that felt sorry for us for not liking it, no compensation what so ever.

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Kiev, Ukraine
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Try padulaccio - it is fantastic! The only restorante that serves it. You will never forget this hot pan with seafood!!!!!

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Monaco-Ville, Monaco
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58 reviews 58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

This review is based on four visits during past 7 years,both,business and leisure. When I did visit this place first time,about 7 years (or a bit more ) ago,it was grandiose - large,open to the sunset at sea,starched white tablecloths,candles,with white clad waiters and great menu. Not much have left of it today.Location is still great (just opposite to hotel... More 

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Viareggio, Italy
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91 reviews 91 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

The restaurant is in one of the oldest building you can find in Viareggio, right on its promenade and this make you feel you are actually in the right place, helping forget the sometime slack table service (depending who is actually serving you). However, food-wise is ok, stay on the gnocchi to be rewarded but if you are form a... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

I had dinner on a Sunday night in late September. Very quiet, and after sunset, with just a few diners on the inside. I liked the location with the bar and the bookstore, with a lot of activity, but the restaurant has a private area with nice soft lighting. The tall and ancient ceiling and floor tiles are beautiful, and... More 

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

One of the worts experience in Italy. This restaurant is the worst I ever been to. The food was tasteless and overcooked. The service was non existing and it was expensive. I would never recommend any one to go to this restaurant.

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Russia, Moscow
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

Over priced tasteless food and appalling service. Horrible lasagna, tasteless pasta with mussels. The only decent dish was a Spritz Aperol from bar and fish soup (frankly speaking after this soup I guess I get allergy). Surly service. Our waiter didn't want to give us a table - even that the restaurant was half empty. Unlucky, her boss decided to... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Main guy: Made booking and remembered our name, shooed away loud band walking streets making money. Checked out all our needs. Another waitress was slack but that's pretty usual. Recommended prawns and scampi - perfectly cooked, squid and pasta in lemon - stunning, tuna - perfectly cooked/ gnoochi in gorgnzola/salmon to die for. Great wine and child (11) had biggest... More 

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Mo i Rana, Norway
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61 reviews 61 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

We were a party of eight persons stopping here for a meal. We found the waiters distant and inattentive compared to other restaurants in the area. The food was OK, apart from the Scampi meal where we found that the shellfish was not cleaned and rinsed properly. There are many nice restaurants in the area and we would probably not... More 

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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31 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

We had lunch at the Margherita during a brief visit to Viareggio in June 2013. The building is interesting dating from the early 1920's and the inside is worth a look even if you dine outside. As it was hot we would have preferred to sit inside but as there were no other diners inside there was a definite lack... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Viale Margherita, 30, 55049 Viareggio, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Lucca  >  Viareggio
  • Phone Number: 0039.0584.581143

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
7:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
7:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
7:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday
7:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
7:30 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?