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“Tourist trap” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Da U Mariu Di Denaro - CLOSED

Da U Mariu Di Denaro
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
“Tourist trap”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2012

this was our fault for going for the cheapest restaurant on the harbour, the food was basic and there wasn't one italien eating there. The view was great, but the service as basic as the food.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank celine E
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Rating summary
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Leeds
Level Contributor
67 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Good food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2012

Good food prices are as good as any other places in Portofino lovely staff and very helpfull owner Pesto pasta is to die for

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank AL C K
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Los Angeles, California
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Worst experience in Italy so far...”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2011

My husband and I went to Da U Mariu for lunch one day during our 8 week European Vacation. It was by far the worst meal combined with the worst service we have experienced. Our pasta was raw. We thought it was a one off bad experience, however the two tables next to us also complained about their meals and pasta being served raw. The lasagna pesto was served with 4 sheets of pasta and some pesto sauce drizzled on it. We couldn't believe it. It was by far the most awful meal in Italy, especially for the price.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
1 Thank Candice-Lee C
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Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fresh, relaxed and well placed”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2011

We chose the Da U Mario, because it was in a perfect location and the tables were spotless with lovely covers, and the restaurant was busier than the others - and full of Italians! The fresh prawns were excellent, the gnocchi tasty and the service quick. Only one toilet, but it was very clean.

    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank BeeJaySee
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texas
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“The best place in Portofino”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2009

we have been going back to U Mariu so many times i cannot count them... they are the friendliest people in Liguria! and the food is never disappointing, on the contrary we go to eat the freshest seafood and the best LASAGNE AL PESTO in the area!!!
all our american friends who have gone there, call us and tell us what great meals they had.
trust an italian who lives in the states: this is a GREAT restaurant!!!
a must...

    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
1 Thank cateTexas
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