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Da Puppo

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Via Torlaro, 20, 17031, Albenga, Italy
018251853
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 198
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  • 40
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  • 19
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  • 18
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
The only place to eat Farinata

Get to this dive in the old town in Albenga early by 6.30 if you wish to eat Farinata cooked in the wood oven otherwise you may queue up to 90 minutes outside. in cramped surroundings there are a jumble of tables and you may take your farinata away or consume on the premises. There is a wide range... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Artdealer186338
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Get to this dive in the old town in Albenga early by 6.30 if you wish to eat Farinata cooked in the wood oven otherwise you may queue up to 90 minutes outside. in cramped surroundings there are a jumble of tables and you may take your farinata away or consume on the premises. There is a wide range of... More 

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Middelburg, Nederland
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112 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Be sure to come on time. Later at night queues are forming outside. This little place is known for the farinata: Round bakes of chickpeas. We had two of these as a starter, some bruschetta and then fried anchovy and a pizza. Everything tasted delicious, especially the farinata. We were served efficiently and with kindness. Many Italians around us. I... More 

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France
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Here you eat the authentiq food of the region in a setting not formal and very friendly. No reservations, so yes there can be a time of waiting for a table, but never too long for the experience and the low price. Good for the family.

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We were recommended this place by our hotelier and we arrived early to ensure we got a table. We were not disappointed. This restaurant is vibrant and food is served quickly - it's definitely a fun place to eat but not a quiet fine-dining affair:-) We tried the farinata and it was very tasty, with a number of other smaller... More 

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Finland
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33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

We had two meals at Da Puppo in May 2014. Food was good and the value of it was great. Also the service was friendly.

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Milan, Italy
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102 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

We were spending the day with our Italian friends and their two boys, and had an excursion planned to see the medieval town of Albenga along with the exceptional caves or grottos a few miles away. They told us about farinata, the very simple but hard to cook perfectly dish of the area, and said that this restaurant was the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

In summer there are long queues outside. This establishment is a local favourite and is considered value. I have been going for years. On a recent visit however I noticed that the quality of the food had crashed. Oily, smothred in bread crumbs, tasteless, not nicely presented. There is only one reason to go to Puppo and that is for... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Just one word, GO!!!!! This restaurant will not let you down!!!! All the food looked fresh and well prepared. Just amazing!!!!

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Stockholm, Sweden
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

Be early because the line of guests around 8 pm is can not be discribed. Try the Fratinata. Fantastic.

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Westfield, Massachusetts
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549 reviews
476 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 358 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

You know you are probably in for a good meal when the locals are lined up (more milling around) fifteen minutes before opening time. At 1230, more or less, the door was opened, and a dozen and a half people, with anticipatory smiles on their faces, squeezed gently through the narrow door. The restaurant was soon filled. More people came,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Torlaro, 20, 17031, Albenga, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Albenga
  • Phone Number: 018251853

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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