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“Pizza and fish in this new restaurant” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Moby Dick

Moby Dick
Piazza Martiri per la Liberta, 9, 16035 Rapallo, Italy
+39 0185 51353
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Ranked #42 of 126 Restaurants in Rapallo
Cuisines: Pizza
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Pizza and fish in this new restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We felt like a pizza and this restaurant came up on Trip Advisor. When we arrived, it was completely empty, and we were about to turn away when very friendly staff appeared from the kitchen and assured us they were open. Our charming waitress explained they had not been open long, and it was a family restaurant bought for the children of long-standing chefs in the business who had now retired. She explained that the pizza bases were made from a special flour which was easy to digest, which we decided must be sourdough. Whatever they were, they were absolutely delicious! Do give this place a try - they deserve to do well. And do ask the waitress about her pet pig called George Clooney.

  • Visited February 2015
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Best restaurant in Rapallo”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

My experience with Moby Dick was beyond description. We went there twice when we stayed in Rapallo, and it was so good. The family has been in the restaurant business for three generations and their dishes are not only authentic, but also uniquely tasty. The restaurant was packed with local Italians and the service they offered was the best I had ever experienced (ever!). The restaurant specializes in fresh sea food and fish dishes. All the seafood tasted very fresh. In fact, the owner told us that they only sell fish that was caught that day. All the pasta was also very fresh. The texture was like handpulled noodles. I never had this quality of pasta anywhere else in Italy. The black squid pasta completely blew my mind. The price was very reasonable, or even cheap, for the quality of food they provide. For 6 euro, you get 1 liter of amazing white wine, and it was a perfect match with the seafood.

They have a whole list of different kinds of pizza too and we saw many Italians ordering them. So just out of curiosity, we ordered one pizza to go. It was only 5 euro for a whole pizza, so we did not expect much. However, the pizza was amazing! It only had some tomato sauce and herbs on it but the dough and the flavoring was perfect. We finished that pizza in five minutes.

We were so happy we picked this place. We will always go there in the future if we visit Rapallo again. Thank you Moby Dick. Your food will always be on my mind.

  • Visited January 2015
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Average food, but good service and value”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We visited the Rapallo region during the off-season and noticed that this place was packed each time we walked by it so we decided to try it out on our last night. We ordered a pizza and a pasta plate. Both were very well served and tasty, but nothing too special. We had a table where we could see the kitchen through a small window which was nice and I suggest it. The service was good and above average compared to other similar restaurants we tried during our stay.

  • Visited December 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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EleonorAddesi, Proprietario at Moby Dick, responded to this review, January 11, 2015
Thanks for the review. We are a new restaurant and with your advice we will try to improve. Thank you and goodbye
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