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Via Venticinque Aprile 163, 16039, Sestri Levante, Italy
0185 480203
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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138 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We ate dinner here our first night and loved the food and service so much went back two more nights. There new specials of the house each night. If you like seafood this is the place to eat, the quality and variety of the meal are excellent. The service from staff is better then most. Our two waiters each night... More 

Thank Cristina106
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19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

Had the pesto. It was very good. Service was friendly, if not fast. You simply must buy a bottle of their in-house spirit, Polo del Mare (or something along those lines) as it is unique and delicious. Fairly priced. No complaints.

Thank wlp07
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

We ate here our first night of the holiday and found it so impressive we came here twice more that week. The food is sublime, everything we ordered was delicious and they were very generous portions, fresh fish which tasted amazing and well worth the money. The staff were excellent, helping us out with the menu and repeating specials many... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

You would have to book in advance more soon a Saturday as the locals take over, but what a restaurant and a tremendous atmosphere. Cristiau our waiter on one evening would read out the days specials and there were several, with such ease he would get a round of applause. A gem of a restaurant, a must visit

Thank Alfa10cent
Lugano, Switzerland
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166 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

We had been here several times before in the last few years and were always pleased. Last week, we went again with high expectations and were quite disappointed. My favorite dish, spaghetti al sugo di polpo, had almost no taste. The other pasta dish was the same. Maybe it is the start of tourist season or the cook was off... More 

Thank Mehdi J
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

Mostly seafood, but a few other excellent options. Lucky to sit outside with great local wine and great service. Modest prices.

Thank BePl55
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Really enjoyed our meal here one evening. Friendly staff and super fresh fish dishes. Loved all the anchovy options!

Thank Bowlings
Sarasota, Florida
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Excellent in all respects. The quality of the pasts was especially good. Tiramisu was the real thing also.

Thank Murrayv3
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

We (party of 6) ate at Polpo Mario for dinner on a Saturday night. The food and Service was excellent. The gnocchi with leaks and cream sauce was to die for. We shared two other varieties of pasta and both were good too. For second course we loved the fresh tuna with pistachios and the fried calamari. The waiter recommended... More 

Thank NeedMyVacation
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Sit inside or out. Innovative cooking from Pasta , risottos , Tuna, Lobster with the most fabulous deserts. Don't miss this gem .

Thank Lawuntome

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$27 - $67
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Venticinque Aprile 163, 16039, Sestri Levante, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Sestri Levante
  • Phone Number: 0185 480203

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