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La Cantina Del Polpo

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Piazza Camillo Benso Conte di Cavour 2, 16039, Sestri Levante, Italy
+39 0185 485296
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
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19:30 - 23:00
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68 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really nice place with friendly staff and high quality Italian food. Worked well with kids as well!!

Thank David E
Omaha, Nebraska
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50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Had excellent Risotto in a great atmosphere. Food was good and served promptly. This is one of the top restaurants in Sestri Levante.

Thank William B
Johannesburg, South Africa
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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

You really have to eat here if you like good service, good food and great wine! If I could have eaten every dish on the menu I would have, say no more it was fabulous!

Thank Renziboy
Frankfurt, Germany
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220 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Menus are changing very fast. Try to discuss what you like with the staff. Some good wines like Pigato. Ask for Morone fish. They have a roofed terrace which is good for sunny days.

Thank Thomas F
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

We are American tourists from Florida and we loved La Cantina Del Polpo...our tour operator set us up for a pesto making session plus dinner at this restaurant and it was out of this world! We had a lot of fun with the employees there and the pesto we made was awesome! The dinner that followed was superb including various... More 

Thank Eric R
London, England, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

This is a place that genuinely cares about its food - all the waiters are helpful, patient and know a lot about each dish. The ingredients are top quality and the cooking is excellent. Really recommended.

Thank Jonnyr86
Adelaide, Australia
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Great dinner! Friendly an knowledgeable staff. Again more than happy to accommodate my GF wife with a multitude of options. Octopus ragu was a real winner. Wouldn't miss it on a trip through SL.

Thank kakdilla
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

I ate at this restaurant during a short holiday in Liguria with my girlfriend, the food was very good, high quality products. We couldn't get till the desserts which looked very good, but we tried a couple of appetizers and principal dishes and all we had was great! The plus goes to the service, passionate waiters explain you very well... More 

Thank marco b
Noosaville, Australia
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106 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016

Whilst the experience the same the atmosphere for La Cantina is better at Dinner. A little more formal than their sister trattoria, La Sciamadda dei Vinaccieri Ballerini, the quality of service and seafood was great. WE enjoyed immensely the grilled Octopus which rivalled anything you would east in Greece which pride themselves on the cooking of the slippery creature. Wine... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

After wondering the street for a while we stumbled across this restaurant and couldn't resist it. A covered outdoor terrace and affordable delicious food. The waiter was very helpful explaining the specials and extremely friendly. Complimentary champagne at the beginning and limoncello at the end. A most pleasant start to our stay.

Thank Almo84

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$27 - US$54
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Digital Payments
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza Camillo Benso Conte di Cavour 2, 16039, Sestri Levante, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Sestri Levante
  • Phone Number: +39 0185 485296

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