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Via Bottaro 32, Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy
0185 287044
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good food, good wine, and a fair price!

We had fresh seafood dishes which were all tasty, had the best Montepulchiano wine recommended by the owner based on our likes, and my son had the best Terra Massu of our vacation... plus it's right next to the sea! 3x meals, with wine and desert, under 100 euros which I think is pretty good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 14, 2015
Dan S
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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

The service, the food, the atmosphere was top notch here. You could do breakfast, lunch and dinner here and feel like you're eating somewhere new each time. Easy our favourite spot in S.M! Thank you!

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We had fresh seafood dishes which were all tasty, had the best Montepulchiano wine recommended by the owner based on our likes, and my son had the best Terra Massu of our vacation... plus it's right next to the sea! 3x meals, with wine and desert, under 100 euros which I think is pretty good value. Well recommended

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Thank Dan S
County Clare, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

I did not have food here, but I wish I had. I loved going in for a coffee and a snack. It was lovely to listen to the staff and regulars greeting and chatting to each other. Everyone got a welcome and no pressure to vacate the table

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Maple Ridge, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

There were seven of us dining. We were all very happy with the service and our meals. We especially enjoyed the ambience of being outside near the water and dining with the locals, always a good sign. The focaccia is especially delicious and we tried a variety with toppings but it is delicious on its own as well. We liked... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

best value for money you can get steaks at 20 euros when all other restaurant were going for 150 euros a night - great by the marina

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Thank ODSMBA
Los Gatos
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Enjoyed our dinner at the caffe, lots of locals and decent food. Four of us had a variety of meals and all were fair to good. Lots of locals dining with us which was a nice experience. The staff was attentive though they did mix up some of the order but this was taken care of immediately. A good restaurant... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 via mobile

Caffé del Porto is the place to go to experience the character of Santa Margherita. You can eat and drink on the water's edge across the road from the bar or sit inside the bar to enjoy the varied menu. Go there late afternoon/early evening and you will see locals at the bar taking their pre-dinner apéritifs. If your Italian... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Nice spot in the centre of the marina, if you don't mind being by the main road and the hustle and bustle that goes with it. Beautiful view of the marina, and the food was very good albeit with potions being on the small side. Service was slow and had to ask for things a view times, and ice bucket... More 

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Thank Jason E
Fareham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Our european driving tour took us to Portofino and Santa Margherita just in time for lunch! Managed to get parked next to this lovely little cafe. We sat outside, across the road over looking the harbour which is very picturesque. A very extensive menu with a food counter which looks better than any delicatessen! Decided on the local fish starter... More 

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

We just popped in for a couple of drinks late afternoon. The waitress was charming and efficient. Such a nice gesture to give us a plate of complimentary bite sized sandwiches and other canopies We shall return

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Bottaro 32, Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Santa Margherita Ligure
  • Phone Number: 0185 287044

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine

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