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Vineria Macchiavello

Certificate of Excellence
Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
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Via Cavour 17, 16038, Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy
+39 0185286122
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Estero, Florida
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73 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Five of us stopped for lunch. We sat outside and ordered local pasta dishes and the regional syrah wines. We had a relaxed lunch on a beautiful day. The service was good and the food very good. I highly recommend the pansotti with pine nuts, ricotta cheese, and herbs.

Thank Ben C
Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tucked away from the main tourist walkways this place is perfectly located in the centre but with a quiet privacy. The menu is simple, yet it exceeds all expectations. While the wine list is extreme, lower cost options are excellent. You won't be disappointed.

Thank David A
Siem Reap Province, Cambodia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stumbled across this quaint bar as we wandered the streets for an afternoon refreshment. Having seen another couple seated outside sipping refreshing Spritzers we couldn't resist. A perfect place to sit outside and watch the world go by. We were also welcomed with a complimentary plate of appetisers which was a beautiful surprise. The wait staff were friendly and... More 

Thank Srose225
London, United Kingdom
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331 reviews
320 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 278 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've come here a few times now, with a friend whose parents have a villa in nearby Portofino. I can see why he keeps coming back! The place sits on a central pedestrian street in the town and inside has a wonderful atmosphere, with dim lighting and its extensive wine stores on display. The Aperitivos are great value, with an... More 

Thank James L
Wareham, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

It's a nice, simple looking little place with a very impressive wine list and a small selection of okay wines by the glass. Staff were very friendly and welcoming as we asked for a table for dinner. The menu was limited but looked appealing. Not the case in practice as the food was truly bad. We chose the same dishes-... More 

Thank TRISH1011
Sydney, Australia
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162 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Down one of the back laneways the wine bar and restaurant doesn't present that well but excels and delivers better than expected. Simple but tasty menu with a fantastic wine list. Staff were extremely helpful, knowledgeable and friendly. Wish we had more time to try more wines.

Thank Michael J
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

I popped in this cosy place for a quick lunch with friend. Smiling girl welcomed us and we had a very pleasant lunch, good wine, perfect trofie with pesto,and tasty cake. We will definitely be back soon.

Thank Watchdog001
Stockholm, Sweden
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016 via mobile

Impressive selection of wines to acceptable prices, good cheeses (pity not only Italian), great pasta but the service and attention leaves a little to wish for (but not bad enough to stay away).

Thank CathrynTro
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

We only wanted some 'charcuterie' and cheese and were offered a tagliere. It was good, no more but the portions were very small for the price. €14 for each board, although since they were running of cheeses we only paid €10 for the cheese board (4 very tiny bits.... including a French cheese??? ). The decor is very pleasant and... More 

Thank Caline1223
Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

Luckily this Vineria was directly outside our apartment door.....great selection of wines and the food was very good. Antipasti selection was fresh and staff were helpful & friendly. Had the local Pesto dish....worth a visit !. Sitting outside you can enjoy the atmosphere of Aperitivi time with the locals.

Thank MoniqueD2034

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $40
Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Cavour 17, 16038, Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Santa Margherita Ligure
  • Phone Number: +39 0185286122
Centenarian wine shop in the entre of Santa Margherita Ligure.Gives the opportunity of have appetizers,lunch and dinner full of local and nationa specialities.Large wine vault with reasonable prices.friendly atmosphere Since 1910.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?