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Reviewed July 30, 2020

We had a wonderful dinner on the terasse of II Gambero. The seafood dishes were amazing, and the service is really on point with waiters paying attention to your needs. This is one of the only restaurants in Varazze where you really get what you...pay for, as dishes were really fresh. You know this place is good when the cook comes and ask you how his preparations are. Would really recommend this place for a last dinner in Varazze, on a beautiful terasse.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

The place is actually quite small so make sure you book a table!!! I ordered mixed seafood pasta - it was divine! Would definitely go back!

Date of visit: September 2015
Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

Along the see side there are so many places and you can't pick one? Il Gambero is a nice place to go, very traditional and the quality of the food is good.

Date of visit: August 2016
Reviewed July 20, 2014

This is undoubtedly one of the best place to eat fish not only in Varazze but throughout the Riviera Ligure. The place might not look very attractive due to the lack of indoor space and the restricted number of tables. However, the food is so...tasty and the prices not too high. I personally recommend the spaghetti with seafood and as 'secondo' the fritto misto. You can feel the calamari melting in your mouth. Table reservation is highly recommended, especially in August and weekend. Also, be very careful to sit at the right table, as the neighbour restaurant shares the same street. Do not take the pizza, this is not a pizzeria (although written on the logo) but a proper and authentic fish restaurant. Although I'm sure the pizza is good too.More

Date of visit: August 2013
Reviewed December 7, 2013

Food was brilliant, especially the sea food platter, the pizza was also one of the best i've ever had. Well worth the wait to get seated.

Date of visit: October 2013
Reviewed August 11, 2013 via mobile

Stayed for a quick pizza. Food is below average for a supposedly authentic trattoria. Pizza was well made but ingredients did not seem particularly fresh, particularly the mushrooms. Service is also substandard and price is average. Not recommended.

Date of visit: August 2013
Reviewed June 13, 2013

Small but perfectly formed! Just great, traditional Italian food served by friendly people who clearly know how to feed you. A small place and so busy. Not a bad word to say and full of Italians so if they like it how can us foreigners...question it?More

Date of visit: June 2013
Reviewed September 21, 2012

The restaurant is really small so your best chance is to visit in summer when they have extra seating outdoors. During high season you have to wait to be seated but the quality of the food will reward your patience.

Date of visit: September 2012
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  • Il Gambero is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4
    • Service: 4
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 3.5