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IL POLPINO

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Via Cappuccini 7, 16039, Sestri Levante, Italy
+39 320 728 4978
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6:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wed - Sat 6:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Cwmbran, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was excellent. We tried the local dishes 'testaroli al pesto' (flat bread typical of the region with pesto from the region) and then 'panigacci con affettati e formaggi (flat bread with meats and cheeses). It's winter and we ate late in the afternoon so we were the only two in the restaurant and had the best of service from... More 

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Munich, Germany
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58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

Take the fixed menu and you get the possibility to taste different traditional food like testaroli with pesto or cheese&oil sauce and panigacci with Ham and cheese. Definitely not recommended if you are on diet!

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Thank AGiuss
Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

The menu is small, but be sure to order the Panigacci with traditional meats and cheese. Ah, the cheese! And ask for some house-made pastoral. Best ever. They start at 19.00, but go quite late. We ate early, but I can imagine the place quite lively later. the staff was incredible, welcoming, and full of knowledge. A must-do in Sestri.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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81 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2016

This is just a great experience with the right Osteria atmosphere and charming location. Coca Cola is served in 2 liter bottles and wine is almost ad libitum. Food is what they have - but who can argue against 64 EUR for 3 adults and 3 kids - all happy and satisfied!

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Thank Hoffmann5
Champaign, Illinois
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016

At this restaurant, they only offered a set menu which is unique but not our preference but we gave it a try!. The service was very nice, the atmosphere was nice but overall, the food was disappointing. The set menu included Testaroli (flat pasta noodles) & Panigacci (round "flat bread") with three different sauces. The first white sauce was disappointing... More 

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Thank Carolyn1979
Milan, Italy
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2016

we stopped at IL POLPINO after our drive to Sestri Levante for the weekend after looking for something on tripadvisor. We were expecting to eat fish, given the name, but we had Testaroli & Panigacci instead, which is a typical local plate. The place is really cute and the staff is super friendly and welcoming. They explained the dishes and... More 

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Thank Annalisa A
Milan, Lombardia, Italy
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2016

This restaurant is a perfect place for eat some speciality food of country. Waiters are very nice and friendly. The place is AMAZING

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Thank Daniele G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2016 via mobile

Ottimi i panigacci e testaroli. Servizio molto buono. Un po' indecisa sul pesto ma forse perché sono abituata a quello super concentrato fatto in casa. Definitely worth eating here, especially if you'd like to try something different that is also very tasty, unique and genuine. The panigacci and testaroli are very good. Service is also good. A little undecided about... More 

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Thank Angela N
St. Catharines, Canada
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2015

I ate here with my husband and my parents during a 3 week trip throughout Italy. This was one of the most unique meals that we had! We read about this place in the Globe and Mail newspaper and are so glad that we found it. It is small and cozy inside. The food was delicious and so filling! We... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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368 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2015

The service was excellent, they had a lot of dishes of the day which they were able to explain in English. They spotted that we were really hot and moved us into the air conditioned restaurant from the covered terrace. We picked off that menu, expecting the food to be top notch. I love spaghetti with clams so was delighted... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$19 - $19
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Cappuccini 7, 16039, Sestri Levante, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Sestri Levante
  • Phone Number: +39 320 728 4978

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