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“I would never go back”
Review of Sapore di Sale - CLOSED

Sapore di Sale
Price range: $13 - $66
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: VIVIANA SPADA per Ponente Oggi. Diano Marina, con Luca ePaolo è sempre "Sapore di sale" Luca Ferrari e Paolo Tranchida sono i due ‘temerari’ soci che, in questi tempi di chiari di luna, lo scorso 6 ottobre hanno avuto l’ardire di aprire a Diano Marina un nuovo ristorante che da subito ha suscitato interesse e apprezzamento non solo da parte dei residenti ma anche di molti turisti italiani e stranieri che ne hanno già gustato le pizze e le specialità culinarie lasciando nei siti specializzati commenti entusiastici. ‘Sapore di sale’, questo il nome del locale, si trova in via Garibaldi al ventidue, strada meglio nota come Aurelia, in invidiabile posizione fronte mare; dal suo interno, infatti, si può godere del panorama di passeggiata e orizzonte.Ciò che colpisce, oltre all’aspetto del locale, è, infatti, anche la cura del cliente e del servizio offerto: cordialità e sorrisi in ingresso e uscita; bibite in bottiglietta di vetro; la premura di scrivere sulla tovaglietta di carta il numero della pizza ordinata a buona memoria dell’avventore; menu e carta dei vini presentati in chiari caratteri ed eleganti e originalissimi ‘contenitori’ stile pergamena; una grande lavagna dove, quotidianamente, lo chef compila la lista dei manicaretti fuori menu (o del giorno), con l’indicazione dei relativi prezzi (così chi ordina non avrà sorprese al momento del conto…)… e molto altro ancora.Il giovane chef Fabio Maiano (ha solo ventinove anni) proviene dalla scuola di cucina ‘stellata’ del Vescovado di Noli e non delude certo la clientela di ‘Sapore di sale’. Chi assaggia, ritorna La domanda sorge spontanea: ma dopo, il futuro che prevede? Sapore di mare e Sapore di te? Paolo effettivamente risponde divertito: “In effetti, le opzioni sono tre. A breve ci allargheremo qui nel dehor sulla passeggiata proponendo anche un menu di brasserie… e poi speriamo di crescere ancora. A oggi non abbiamo fatto nessun tipo di pubblicità e solamente con il ‘passaparola’ lavoriamo tanto e bene… faremo del nostro meglio per mantenere alto il nostro profilo”.Cibi e vini (oltre cinquanta alla carta, almeno un paio per ogni regione) esclusivamente italiani e di qualità, ma la più simpatica e divertente peculiarità è la lista delle pizze; oltre alle ‘classiche’, le ‘speciali’ sono contraddistinte, oltre che da un numero identificativo per il pizzaiolo, di nomi rispondenti alle tante borgate del golfo dianese. Troviamo quindi: Borganzo, Moltedo, Trinità, San Pietro, Santa Lucia, Gorleri, e via dicendo. Gli ingredienti e gli accostamenti a volte decisamente originali con l’utilizzo di crema di zucca abbinata a gorgonzola, radicchio e pancetta piuttosto che rucola, salame marchigiano con pomodori di Pachino o ancora con la freschissima burrata proveniente direttamente da Andria. Che dire? Ai buongustai non resta che.. provare per credere. Bon appetit!
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“I would never go back”
Reviewed July 6, 2012

We sat down and were really looking forward to our meal. The other tables were empty and began filling up we received menus and thats all, others that arrived after us had their order taken and received drinks. We felt ignored and as we got up to leave two waiters that were nearby didn't even pass a glance at us. I think this place is the worth four and a half stars for ignorance easily

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manchester
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Over ambitious but enthusiastic”
Reviewed July 1, 2012

This is clearly the fashionable place to eat.It is run by a bunchof very enthusiastic young people who have opened a section with tables over by the seafront. this looks lovely but they are currently having to carry all the food across the main Via Aurelia-which isn't going to do much for the food quality or their personal safety.
If you eat here best stay land side. The portions are huge and variable in quality. My partners fritto misto was very good but my squid was overcooked and oversalted. Pasta dishes are a little on the heavy side.

Visited June 2012
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Sheffield
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
“Modern Decor, Great Pizza”
Reviewed June 20, 2012

For some reason this restaurant is listed twice on TA, so i've reviewed against the listin with the highest number of reviews.
I understand the restaurant opened last October (2011), and you can see this as the decor is very modern and clean.
Since i was very busy chatting didn't really browse the menu casually, but i was aware that the range of Pizzas was huge, something like 40 or 50 types.
Pizza was very good, as some other reviews say the staff were helpfull, and friendly and spoke english.
Prices were cheap, around 13 euros for a large pizza.
Always a good sign for me are clean well maintained restrooms, which this had!
Good place to eat if you visit.

  • Visited June 2012
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Hannover
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“Perfettamente! :)”
Reviewed January 19, 2012

I really can recommend this beautiful ristorante! It has a nice and comfortable interior decoration! Trough the size, the ristorante has a really nice atmosphere! The service is pleasant, polite and speaks english, italian and german, as well! Now to most important thing, the food! We ate pizza with truffle cram and ham. Additional breaded tuna. For dessert we had self-made pineapple sherbet. The meal was fresh and very tasty! Conclusion: One of the farest ristorantes in the region!

  • Visited January 2012
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Thank Malte W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A very awesome experience!!”
Reviewed November 25, 2011

Last week (November 2011) we had dinner at that new fashionable restaurant 'Sapore Di Sale'. It was a very enjoyable experience: the service, while not formal by any means, was more than friendly, English speaking and some kind of genuine. Maybe due to the fact of the recent opening a month before! The decor was in French style, white and grey creating a relaxing and calm atmosphere. The food was fabulous. It was creative and satisfied all my expectations. I would consider it to everybody passing by Diano Marina!!

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