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Via Aurelia 261, 16039, Sestri Levante, Italy
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Nice location as part of good roadside hotel. Lovely cheese platter, but otherwise flavorless pasta and meat main dishes, and uninspiring service (language barrier?). Red wines are not great, but the region is essentially all whites, so I understandable. Disappointing experience.

Thank BePl55
Geneva, Switzerland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2016

This restaurant was recommended by close friends and the experience met completely the high expectation. We choosed to eat fish dishes and drink local wine. Everything was really testy, the service impeccable and the price very reasonable. On top of excellent food and drinks we particularly enjoyed the great sea view as the Sestri Levante lights illuminate the harbor into... More 

2 Thank Dgbardini1
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 July 2015 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner here. The ravioli and the shrimp cocktail starters were excellent as were the pork and the beef mains and the service was very attentive without being overly fussy. Also the view is impressive! Given the location next to the hotel we found that diners were mainly hotel residents which meant the atmosphere was a little... More 

Thank Jonathan S
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33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2014

The restaurant's name mirrors the look of the building. Never mind. The service was mind boggling cordial and humble! That is a combination not easy to be achieved! The menu is limited but offers an interesting way of composing and ordering your own set menu in sequence and size you want. The wine list is not extensive with probably less... More 

Thank Peter M
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2011

As mentioned in our parallel review for the Hotel Relais San Rocco, our experience at Kontiki was amazing: gorgeous views (ask for a table in the front right corner, you can see Portofino in the background!); the tasting menu was reasonably priced, fresh, and tasty. The owner and staff were exceptional--it was a lively exchange between broken Italian & broken... More 

1 Thank movinfromA2B
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2011

After a lovely 10min drive up one of italy's most twisted SS roads the hotel/restaurant sign is hard to miss. On arrival (April '11) the outside wasn't all that inviting but don't let that put you off. Once you find the entrance, inside is very welcoming especially the owner/host. The food was good on the night we were there but... More 

Thank TreKimbo
Milan, Italy
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92 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2011

Small dining room perched atop the hillside 2000 feet over sea level with a view of the two bays and towns: Sestri Levante to the right and Riva Trigoso to the left. The dusk view alone is worth the price! The food is strictly Ligurian fare, cleanly done from down to earth ingredients and traditional recipes. Wines are unknown local... More 

Thank ondawoad
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2010

If you are not a picky eater then give this place a try. The menu is limited to serve what is fresh and available. We ate here both nights of our stay in the area as we felt welcomed, thought the staff was friendly and meal a nice value. The wine list had great local wines and was reasonalby priced.... More 

1 Thank zeckster
West Sussex
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52 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2010

Took a taxi up to the Kontiki and although the views were wonderful not worth the trip. Welcome very professional and well served throughout. However although the starters were good but a main course of tuna in sesame seeds was inedible, the fish was not cooked and was quite unpleasant. in fairness they offered a replacement immediately and also a... More 

Thank byetheway25
santa barbara, CA
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 June 2010

When we arrived at the Kontiki we were led to the patio area where we had some wine and hors d'oeuvres. It was a great spot for socializing and admiring the wonderful view of Sestri Levante. Upon entering the restaurant we noticed the beautiful Italian modern furniture that was a perfect compliment to the spectacular view. The attention to detail... More 

Thank bestday14

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, European
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Aurelia 261, 16039, Sestri Levante, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Sestri Levante
  • Phone Number: 390185479168

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