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“Average food, great view” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Sole bar & Restaurant

Sole bar & Restaurant
Via Montebello 14, 16035 Rapallo, Italy
+39018550241
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Ranked #76 of 146 Restaurants in Rapallo
Price range: $24 - $100
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Average food, great view”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

I ate here on my first night in Rapallo due to its location on the promenade, overlooking the Castello and the harbour. The food was nothing special, the salad with limp lettuce leaves was a little off-putting. But I returned the following night despite this to enjoy an aperitif and the view. You get free nibbles with the evening drinks, so enjoy the view, but perhaps move on to somewhere else for dinner.

Visited June 2013
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“Good food and great view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

Great restaurant in the center of Rapallo.Service was excellent we had great seafood dishes with local wine which was very acceptable. It's located away off the street, no cars or street noise but right on the water, great views of the bay.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London
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“Fabulous find!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

Wonderful setting on the cliff with direct sea views and no road in between
Beautiful sunny setting with clean modern design
Very pleasant professional staff
Excellent food - fresh plentiful and well presented
We stopped for morning drinks and before we left we booked a table to return an hour later for lunch!
The only disappointment was the banana split - rather underwhelming and with "plastic" cream!
A great find with super views - and it was certainly helped by the fact it was a wonderful sun trap!
But if you can judge a restaurant by the quality of the loos the kitchen here is modern clean and well run!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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“Good dining in pleasant surroundings”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

Service was excellent we had great seafood dishes with local wine which was very acceptable. Near the centre of Rapallo you can expect to pay a little more than some of the out of the way places we found but it was a pleasant change, with good views if you sit near the front.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Amazing setting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

I am a bit late with this review, so my apologies. We stayed in an apartment above Bar Sole in September 2012 and Bar Sole was our start and finish point each evening. Sometimes for a bite to eat but mostly for an aperitife and then a nightcap. The food we had was good and the menu is varied. However, for us it was the setting and of course the friendly service from Rudy and his family who own Bar Sole. Nothing was too much trouble. Also, special thanks for the entertainment from Ray Sugar (so much more than a singer!) who was also our neighbour! The bar is siutated on a walkway which is the main thoroughfare for 'la passeggiata'....not to be missed if you enjoy people watching!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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