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Via Cappuccini 7, 16039, Sestri Levante, Italy
+39 320 728 4978
18:00 - 02:00
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Sun 12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
Wed - Sat 18:00 - 02:00
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a blast on my cousin's Bday, it servers typical food from the area which are called Testaroli :) it's served with different sauces and it's absolutely delicious.

Thank Sabrina T
Geneva, Switzerland
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Despite the name, this restaurant does not serve fish or sea food. There is no menu and no choice. Which could be good, apart from the fact that the food served consists of a series of dishes (no menu or choice) that are all the same: a piece of uncooked pasta sheets with some sauces, and a bit of prosciutto... More 

Thank Silvia L
CantinadelPolpo, Direttore at IL POLPINO, responded to this review

We’re sorry to read this review. We would wish that every customer will be satisfied visiting our restaurant, but we’re not perfect and so we’re sorry for this, because we do our work with passion. But we’d like to inform everyone that our set menu, on display just by the door of the restaurant and on every table inside, is... More 

London, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Friendly and family run - totally italain experience. Loved the smoked tuna linguini. Will def go back.

Thank S B
Cwmbran, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Food was excellent. We tried the local dishes 'testaroli al pesto' (flat bread typical of the region with pesto from the region) and then 'panigacci con affettati e formaggi (flat bread with meats and cheeses). It's winter and we ate late in the afternoon so we were the only two in the restaurant and had the best of service from... More 

Thank CEGriffiths
Munich, Germany
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61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Take the fixed menu and you get the possibility to taste different traditional food like testaroli with pesto or cheese&oil sauce and panigacci with Ham and cheese. Definitely not recommended if you are on diet!

Thank AGiuss
Chicago, Illinois
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

The menu is small, but be sure to order the Panigacci with traditional meats and cheese. Ah, the cheese! And ask for some house-made pastoral. Best ever. They start at 19.00, but go quite late. We ate early, but I can imagine the place quite lively later. the staff was incredible, welcoming, and full of knowledge. A must-do in Sestri.

Thank Thunderbowl
Copenhagen, Denmark
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95 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2016

This is just a great experience with the right Osteria atmosphere and charming location. Coca Cola is served in 2 liter bottles and wine is almost ad libitum. Food is what they have - but who can argue against 64 EUR for 3 adults and 3 kids - all happy and satisfied!

Thank Hoffmann5
Champaign, Illinois
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016

At this restaurant, they only offered a set menu which is unique but not our preference but we gave it a try!. The service was very nice, the atmosphere was nice but overall, the food was disappointing. The set menu included Testaroli (flat pasta noodles) & Panigacci (round "flat bread") with three different sauces. The first white sauce was disappointing... More 

Thank Carolyn1979
Milan, Italy
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2016

we stopped at IL POLPINO after our drive to Sestri Levante for the weekend after looking for something on tripadvisor. We were expecting to eat fish, given the name, but we had Testaroli & Panigacci instead, which is a typical local plate. The place is really cute and the staff is super friendly and welcoming. They explained the dishes and... More 

Thank Annalisa A
Milan, Lombardia, Italy
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2016

This restaurant is a perfect place for eat some speciality food of country. Waiters are very nice and friendly. The place is AMAZING

Thank Daniele G

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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
Average prices
US$11 - US$32
Italian, Mediterranean, Delicatessen, Street Food, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 02:00
18:00 - 02:00
18:00 - 02:00
18:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Cappuccini 7, 16039, Sestri Levante, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Sestri Levante
  • Phone Number: +39 320 728 4978

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