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Trattoria da Pino

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Via Jacopo Ruffini 15, 16038, Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy
+39 0185 280755
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Claremont, California
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26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A small, family-run place featuring fish (like most in SML), but exceptionally good here. Lucky to land a reservation--got there at 8 pm (early for Italians) but it was already nearly full, and completely so a half-hour later. Really good (appetizers) soup, mussels and even better entrees (fish ravioli, catch of the day prepared with tons of garlic, olive oil,... More 

Thank jal_cit
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful restaurant! We knew we were in for a treat when we walked in, the smell was beautiful. The food was perfection!! We had the artichoke and squid salad, beautiful soups and ravioli with an incredible walnut sauce. So so happy to have stumbled upon this gem! We will certainly be back.

Thank A M
New York City, New York
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

We were four for dinner. It is a small restaurant owned by an Italian woman who does almost everything apart of cooking. Takes orders, serves the guests,and all the rest. We tried to order from the menu, too many item we tried to order were not served!!!. We had to order other dishes, when we asked for some details and... More 

Thank avik24
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed ravioli stuffed with fresh fish, very flavourful. Also the Pansoti with walnut sauce was delicious. Made by the Italian owner. A real family trattoria. Highly recommend. Someone else ordered the fish risotto which looked amazing. Going to go back to try it again.. Vermantino wine (not on the list) was delicious.

Thank 12460ben
London, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

A simple honest no frills family run restaurant which was our favourite during our short holiday in Santa Margherita. Felt like you were at home with an Italian family. Lovely food. If we had stayed longer this is the one we would have returned to.

Thank David J
Hong Kong, China
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

After 3 nights in Santa Margherita and 3 mediocre meals (including one recommended by the Italian Michelin guide) we were beginning to think that this town had little to offer in terms of quality Italian regional food. However, after taking a detour off the main road one night we discovered a small family run Trattoria that changed our minds completely.... More 

1 Thank Natalie M
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Here's my advice - walk away from the water and the piazza to Trattoria Pino. We were delighted to sit among Italians being welcomed by the owner. The food was delicious. The branzino fell apart in a lovely sea of olive oil. The ravioli in a walnut sauce is a local speciality and wonderful. I wish the bread wasn't so... More 

1 Thank KPGP
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

We stumbled upon this little restaurant on our way into the busier part of town, but stopped when we saw that it was quite busy and we liked the menu on the outside wall. There were a couple of tables left and we are so glad we had dinner there! It is off the main road in one of the... More 

1 Thank funkyknees
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93 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

We were here six years ago and the cosy nature has not changed. Perhaps in 2010, things were a bit slow and not busy (the crash, no money, people scared witless), so this time it was a bit busier with more tourists. The same maître d’ is there, looking as young as she did back then. The food is homely... More 

Thank MontyMullan
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

The typical family restaurant, natural flavours , a warm and kind atmosphere. A selected menu of fish dishes , a superb cappon magro and home made desserts. The restaurant is a bit noisy but the eccellent quality of the food rewards.

Thank Enzo F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Jacopo Ruffini 15, 16038, Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Santa Margherita Ligure
  • Phone Number: +39 0185 280755

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