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24/A, v. Maragliano, Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy
+39 0185 286867
12:00 - 15:00
20:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
20:00 - 23:00
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Honiton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

A family run restaurant away from the seafront which provides excellent food nicely served. An amuse bouche and a glass of prosecco are provided which is a nice bonus in a very reasonably priced restaurant.. We visited twice.

Thank Jean J
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94 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Wonderful place with charming atmosphere. Tasty dishes and good wine offer, top customer service, very lovely interrior

Thank Vasyl_Kiev
Swansea, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

We dined here as two couples during our stay in Santa Margherita. It was recommended by other guests at the Grand Hotel Miramare. The only lady waiting seemed stressed and almost all the other diners seemed locals. Soup was served which was average. Main course was grilled sole again tasteless. My wife enjoyed a desert of Tiramisu. The worst area... More 

Thank mumbles10
Warrnambool, Australia
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

We walked past this restaurant and lucky to get a table. We were only tourists in on Saturday night. Place packed full. Husband and wife ran the floor with great ability and friendly. Really good food. Many eating seafood which looked great but we chose pasta. Best tiramisu so far.

Thank NitaB61
Cardigan, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

Recent visit of an evening, whilst staying at Grand Hotel Miramare. Restaurant is a five minute walk away up a back street away from the promenade. Comments made by Hilary D mirror our experience almost exactly in that the lasagne was small and uninspiring. Veal main course was passable and sea bass was enjoyed although,again, a small portion. Desserts were... More 

Marblehead, Massachusetts
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24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

Aside from La Paranoia, this place was tops on my list of Santa Margherita dining. Great service,wonderful food and reasonable prices

Thank jawwaj2014
Melrose, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

We were lucky to stumble upon this little restaurant while taking a walk in a less touristy neighborhood. We enjoyed our lunch so much that we returned for dinner. Nothing fancy - just well-prepared dishes using fresh ingredients. The owners are lovely - at each meal they brought us complimentary appetizers, both were delicious. If we were staying longer we... More 

1 Thank GigLuca
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

This restaurant in one of the back streets is obviously used by locals as well as tourists and is a typical family run restaurant. Our dinner started off well with a free appetiser - delicious - but unfortunately the rest of the meal wasn't that good. We probably chose the wrong things but the lasagne was a very small portion... More 

Thank Hillary D
Los Angeles
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41 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

If you are in town, and want a simple yet elegant dinner, you come here. I usually don't care for lasagna, I ordered fish but other family member ordered lasagna and it came as delicate as wonton skin. Very comfortable here whole family with small children, will come again.

Thank humbleinla
Seattle, Washington
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58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2015

We spent 1 night in Santa Margherita in order to visit Portafino (HUGE waste of time) on our 3-week trip in Tuscany. We loved, loved, loved Santa Margherita. And this restaurant is a gem. The owner and his wife treat you like family. They bring out appetizers while you're waiting for your meal that you didn't order nor did we... More 

1 Thank Peter C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
20:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
20:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
20:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
20:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
20:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
20:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
20:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24/A, v. Maragliano, Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Santa Margherita Ligure
  • Phone Number: +39 0185 286867

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