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L'insolita Zuppa

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Via Romana 7, 16038, Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy
+39 0185 289594
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Thu - Tue 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Quissac, France
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144 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked past this restaurant several times to get a reservation but it was always closed so eventually I telephoned them and reserved a table for that evening. My persistence paid off because the young ladies working there are very pleasant and served us up some good food. We started with ravioli with 2 different fillings and the gnocchi with... More 

Thank Alan B
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

We didn't book for a Saturday night... Big mistake as it was very busy, however luckily they managed to squeeze us in as there was a no show for a table of two. Amazingly delicious food. Too full for a dessert the lovely short haired waitress gave us a tiny portion of the cake dessert, which was perfect? The chef/owner... More 

1 Thank Londongal2012
Sydney, Australia
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148 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

The restaurant has a nice atmosphere and being a little out of the main part of town feels a little more authentic. We sat in the garden at the back of the kitchen which was quite fun. We ate the octopus and parmesan entrees. The former was excellent the latter OK. Nice idea to put it on a potato bed... More 

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Potomac, Maryland
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69 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

I researched restaurants carefully for our visit and wanted to have a reservation ready the night we arrived. The owner made the reservation easily by email, including acknowledging promptly when we had to change it to a day later due to a flight delay. When we finally arrived, tired and out of sorts, we were greeted by an enchanted garden... More 

Thank TCRH
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

We were very pleasantly surprised by the quality of everything we had to eat. We had a zuppa and pasta for starters. Excellent. for seconds my wife insisted with pasta. I chose the meat. Excellent. The crema catalana was also top notch. Its a little away from the beach area but definitely wortwhile.

Thank Claudio S
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

We had high expectations to this place after reading the reviews. Sadly the restaurant did not live up to this. The food was generally not seasoned enough and the servings were simple and uninspiring. The first course came quick but a large Italian group arrived after this and we had to wait more than an hour for the main, while... More 

1 Thank Simon H
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London, United Kingdom
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137 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2016

The food was really good and I can't really fault it. The fabric of the restaurant won't suit everyone's taste and the location isn't great but if you go you will be rewarded with a lovely meal and good service. Skip the obvious in town choices and give this a go.

1 Thank John M
Greater London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2016

A innovative, tasty establishment. Great seafood and meats with a contemporary spin. Very charming host and chef. Quirky but splendid ambience. A bit out of the main spots but well worth the 5min walk. GO!

Thank michael c
Jundiai, SP
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123 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2016

A tiny charming restaurant, walking distance from city centre, the staff is AMAZING. They help you with the menu. Everything is made there, pastas, deserts, etc. The flavors are all over, and i had the best semifreddo of my life here!!

Thank jujumassoti
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I were here for a leisurely no rush home made gourmet meal. We had grandmother'as ravioli with pinenuts, one of the best pasta diahes we ever had. Spaghetti with capers sun died tomatoes and anchovies...also excellent. We both Filet Condo, a succulent beef fillet smothered in a creamy cause of mustard a smidgen of ketchup, Worcester and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$28 - $50
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Romana 7, 16038, Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Santa Margherita Ligure
  • Phone Number: +39 0185 289594

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?