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La Cantina Del Polpo

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Piazza Camillo Benso Conte di Cavour 2, 16039, Sestri Levante, Italy
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Wed - Mon 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Noosaville, Australia
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103 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whilst the experience the same the atmosphere for La Cantina is better at Dinner. A little more formal than their sister trattoria, La Sciamadda dei Vinaccieri Ballerini, the quality of service and seafood was great. WE enjoyed immensely the grilled Octopus which rivalled anything you would east in Greece which pride themselves on the cooking of the slippery creature. Wine... More 

1 Thank Desmond H
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

After wondering the street for a while we stumbled across this restaurant and couldn't resist it. A covered outdoor terrace and affordable delicious food. The waiter was very helpful explaining the specials and extremely friendly. Complimentary champagne at the beginning and limoncello at the end. A most pleasant start to our stay.

Thank Almo84
County Durham, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

Great menu with very fresh dishes including a great selection of fish. The staff are very helpful and the service is good. Not surprisingly it gets busy though. Tucked away in a nice piazza it has a cosy feel.

Thank Ean P
Milan, Italy
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136 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

The owner is very kind. The service needs to get better because the 4 dishes we ordered arrived 2 at a time with 15 min of difference. The food is very good.

Thank Mary2012-2012
CantinadelPolpo, Proprietario at La Cantina Del Polpo, responded to this review

Sorry for the mistake, Usually when there is a table with children we serve them before... You ordered a mixed grilled fish that takes more than 25 minutes... so we decided to serve immediatly pasta for your children. Give us another chance :-) More 

Salt Lake City, Utah
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96 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

We did not eat here but purchased wine. They have a selection on the shelves and also this family owns another store and restaurant about 1 block away so they were able to get our specific requests. This was very near our hotel and we noticed that it was open may times when other restaurants and stores were closed during... More 

1 Thank Jill D
Campinas, SP
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

I must tell travellers that the Cantina del Polpo is an excellent place to go to, due to the good humour of those that work there, to the simple menu, to good (and very convincing!) suggestions and mainly, the quality of the food. It was very, very good. I just had to rate it as excellent!

Thank João Frederico M
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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Four of us recently had dinner at Cantina del Polpe, and greatly enjoyed the experience. The food was very good, but the service was outstanding. We paid about 25 euros apiece, including wine, so the pricing was appropriate for a high quality restaurant. We were treated to an octopus spread as we sat down, and a limoncello with our coffee.... More 

Thank jimbocu70
Montreal, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

wonderful fresh fish presented in a very artisitic manner; very friendly and warm environment. Ilenia was a great hostess, explaining the local specialties. It was the best dining experience we have had during our two weeks in the region! Bravo et merci, andre

Thank andre g
Knebworth, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

You don't go all the way to Italy to eat spaghetti as squidgy as the tinned variety. Nor for prawns that are equally overcooked. This restaurant offered all the trimmings - "free" aperitif and digestif etc but the food non of what we ate passed muster

Thank ed_smith2
London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

We were recommended to visit this restaurant near the Bay of Silence and weren't disappointed. A warm welcome with a glass of Prosecco from the staff set the tone for the evening. The menu was modern and interesting and there was also a daily specials board. We enjoyed scallops and prawns followed by a panna cotta. A very enjoyable meal,... More 

Thank Ash3347

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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
$28 - $56
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Digital Payments
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza Camillo Benso Conte di Cavour 2, 16039, Sestri Levante, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Sestri Levante
  • Phone Number: 390185485296

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?