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Polpo Mario


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Certificate of Excellence2015, 2017 - 2018 Winner

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$27 - $67
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Soups
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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All reviews octopus polpo carbonara seafood sea bass very generous portions attentive service great pasta place to eat amazing food fine dining high season wine list the wait staff charming restaurant the main street specials
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a wonderful genuine place. Wintertime on the Italian riviera, most hotels and restaurants are closed, not this one. Excellent service, great location, ambiance of old fashioned tavern. Local wines with the help of a well prepared sommelier. Local food, very original dishes served with...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 263ranar
Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

Our second visit in 13 months was even better than the first. I would eat here every day. The pasta de mare is fantastic. Just say, Yes.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Thomas B
Reviewed October 14, 2018

Charming restaurant in the center of Sestri. Food was yummy, fish fresh and well prepared , attentive service, indoor and outdoor seating is available. Recommend for Family dinners as well as couples night out and special occasions.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Maps802751
Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

A rather charming restaurent with attentive service. The Spicy spaghetti with seaweed was exotic and flavourful, with good aldente pasta, the fried anchovies stuffed with cheese was good. Regretfully the boiled polpo was tasteless and plain and quite a disappointment. Perhaps on our next visit,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Haebee
Reviewed September 18, 2018

We ate here on three occasions during our stay in Sestri, twice outside and on our final night, indoors. It's difficult to find anything negative to say about the experience; in fact the only negative I can recall was the very limited choice of gin!...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank AlanandLyn
Reviewed September 6, 2018 via mobile

We arrived quite early and the waiter went to great lengths to explain us the specials. The seafood starter was exquisite. My girlfriend had pasta with fresh porcini and squid, I had spaghetti with scallops and sea urchin; mine was cooked perfectly to the point....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank reinhard372
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

We went to the restaurant last night with high expectations as it had been recommended to us. Firstly they do not offer wine by the glass, only a local one, which after tasting we did not enjoy. We then decided to order a bottle of...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Deena3024
Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

Great food. Friendly staff. My carbonara was awesome at first but halfway through it began to taste really salty , hard to get through. But Esther’s fish was sublime. Would definitely recommend this restaurant

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Mani O
Reviewed August 19, 2018

Great food and ambience in the Castelli. Make sure you wander the gardens and sit at a table on the little terrace that overlooks the bay of Fairytales and sip an operative before heading for the dining room. Great service and the warmest welcome. Thank...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Caroline G
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I ate at this restaurant last night (6th August 2018) and we had a fabulous experience. There are many restaurants in Sestri Levante, serving the large numbers of tourists, but Polpo Mario is a classic old-school (and I mean that as a...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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