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Papei da Turta


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Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2019 Winner


$22 - $44
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed October 10, 2018

Five and three quarter years is a short time in the life of some restaurants and a roller coaster ride in others. When we first came here, it was a charming but very conventional/traditional Ligurian restaurant and we loved it. Chef Sybil Carbone became a...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Alan F
Reviewed July 12, 2017

We visited this restaurant for the first time and were positively surprised. The food was innovative without exaggeration. The place is quite small, so reservation is recommended. The winelist is moderate with many affordably really nice wines. I would recommend this restaurant for grown up...More

Date of visit: July 2017
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Reviewed September 12, 2016

With all my reviews of Papei da Turta, you might think I have a stake in it. Not at all. I just admire someone who has genuine talent and continues to evolve. Plenty of people can read music; but few can play the notes in...More

Date of visit: September 2016
Thank Alan F
Reviewed January 24, 2016

Traditional Ligurian food is often excellent, incorporating healthy and premium local ingredients. But it can also be a bit repetitive and boring. Whether a local restaurant typically caters to tourists or locals, the menus and preparations tend to become locked into an inflexible routine. The...More

Date of visit: January 2016
Thank Alan F
Reviewed October 1, 2015

Anywhere in Liguria, you are not far from some fresh and simply prepared seafood of high quality. But you can count the number of truly original and passionately creative restaurants on perhaps two hands. I have written several reviews of this restaurant, and each time...More

Date of visit: October 2015
Thank Alan F
Reviewed November 25, 2014

We have been there with another couple. It was late but the service was very good. Very nice food (the cook arrived 2nd in hell's kintchen Italy) and particular. Therefor a bit expensive as well.Place to visit again to try other dishes.

Date of visit: October 2014
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Reviewed October 1, 2014

The same fine chef and same fine waiter, but the restaurant has been transformed since we were last here. Gone is the old mariner tavern atmosphere replaced with a very modern decor that works quite well: cozy or cramped depending on your need for personal...More

Date of visit: October 2014
Thank Alan F
Reviewed June 19, 2013

We decided to try this restaurant as it is in Alassio center and it is number 3 on TripAdvisor. They only have 2 tables outside, one was free we took it. We both ordered an Antipasti and Pasta. My antipasti arrived followed by my wife's...More

Date of visit: June 2013
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Reviewed February 2, 2013

Over the years, we have tried most every restaurant in Alassio. Now that we have been here twice, Papei da Turta will be on our regular list. In a town that necessarily caters to a lot of tourists, it is good to know a place...More

Date of visit: January 2013
Thank Alan F
Reviewed January 24, 2013

One has to be favorably disposed to a little informal place named after a poem by a local poet in the Ligurian dialect. We are glad we tried this attractive and atmospheric trattoria in an ancient building on a Vico meandering off the caruggi in...More

Date of visit: January 2013
Thank Alan F
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