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Trattoria da Mario

Piazza Garibaldi 23, 16035, Rapallo, Italy
+39 0185 51736
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good44%
  • Average18%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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Opens in 28 min
All hours
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Piazza Garibaldi 23, 16035, Rapallo, Italy
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1 - 10 of 82 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We come here every year in July and mario never fails to deliver. The menu is ligurian staples executed perfectly. It doesn't try to be fancy and there is no need since the ingredients are good and chef knows what he is doing. The guy...More

Thank LotusPierre
Reviewed July 8, 2017

This trattoria produces lovely pasta and fish dishes and it is interesting to note that many locals use it

Thank 499malcolm
Reviewed April 5, 2017 via mobile

My husband loved his ravioli with ragu and my seafood pasta (the one named something like "spaghetti da Mario") was the best dish I've had in Italy. Wow. It was absolutely amazing. I really recommend you go there and try it, you won't be disappointed....More

Thank Saraelize
Reviewed March 31, 2017

Other than the much-appreciated tape of classic Ella Fitzgerald serenading the diners, I heard only Italian spoken in this cozy, comfortable trattoria on Rapallo's principal walking street (only a very short walk to the seaside promenade). Service was impeccable, overseen by a lady (possibly the...More

Thank Elaina N
Reviewed March 30, 2017

Not your typical Italian trattoria very low key. The food was excellent. We shared a mixed seafood starter which was fresh and very tasty. The spaghetti vongole was probably one of the best I have had with enough garlic to keep the vampires away! Would...More

Thank Vanessa O
Reviewed February 23, 2017

This a charming cute restaurant with very fresh seafood. Me and my boyfriend visited on the evening on San Valentine and we had very tasty dinner with good wine. The staff is so gentile and the atmosfere is warm. Every couple received sweet gift white...More

Thank Sanja M
Reviewed December 27, 2016 via mobile

We go to talk to the trattoria Mario since when I was a kid. As of yesterday they started serving the third generation of my family! Excellent food, kind and professional service. Try the spaghetti à la Mario or the spaghetti alle vongole

Thank Inv e
Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

We decided to come here one night during our weeks stay in Rapallo . We were promptly seated without a reservation and soon enjoying seafood . I've ate the fresh fried seafood in this region for several years now . No surprises here and it...More

Thank Ciaojimi
Reviewed October 8, 2016

Just don't bother, the setting was nice, but it's also nice for all the other fantastic restaurants in Rapallo. The food was terrible and ridiculously overpriced. My prawns were average at best, just being large seemed enough of a selling point for Trattoria da Mario...More

Thank Jordan_the_eater
TrattoriadaMario, Proprietario at Trattoria da Mario, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2016

My version of the story: the deep fried dish ordered by the gentle couple was made of some fish, calamari and prawns. The young lady called me saying that she couldn't eat the fish because it has bones, and couldn't eat the prawns because she...More

Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

Very nice trotoria, the menu is limited. The food is good and testy. Very good service and the stuff are visible all the time. They insist to tell them about problems with any specific food include gloten.

Thank Gal S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$31 - $50
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza Garibaldi 23, 16035, Rapallo, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Rapallo
  • Phone Number: +39 0185 51736
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Mario opened his cosy restaurant in 1963; for over half a century, he and his family have continued cooking and serving good simple food from the local traditional cuisine. Open air seats welcome guests in summer.
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