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Piazza Giacomo Matteotti 17, 16039, Sestri Levante, Italy
+39 340 618 6445
12:30 - 23:00
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Not much choice, smaller than average portions and lacklustre service. Ordinary. Decent house white though.

Thank EssexGirlieKent
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138 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

A first visit to Sestre Levante on the Italian Riviera. A stunning seaside town with two lovely beaches. The Italians manage to maintain a sense of authentic local fun in these holiday towns that other countries don't seem to be able to match. Post swim we found La Calanca one street back from the beach. Lovely friendly service and terrific... More 

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

We arrived to Sestri and had our first meal at La Calanca. We would have preferred to dine outside but all seats were taken so we were in and it was a bit warm but the food was excellent. The menu focuses on local favorites with a lot of seafood on the menu. Wait staff was nice but not overly... More 

Thank Carolyn1979
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111 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2016

Good choice of dishes for lunch and dinner though we found that both our dishes were too salty. Service was quick and friendly. Overall, not an outstanding dining experience, but quite adequate and they do serve local cuisine.

Thank AucklandKat
1 review
Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

Best dishes in Sestri Levante delicious see foods anw wines.....we travelled with company for a bussines trip

Thank Ignas M
Amersham, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2016

After a few days tasting all the obvious specialities of this region we were looking for something a bit different, and found it at La Calanca. Yes you can just have a pizza or a fritto misto but we found it hard to choose from a range of interesting starters and mains. We settled on monkfish cheeks in a pastry... More 

Thank hmalleston
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23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2015 via mobile

Quite a bad place: pasta with sand, bad cooked fish, medium quality wine and very very rude waiters. It is in a central position, so easy to find a table... but a very bad experience in my opinion. In the beautiful Tigullio Gulf you can easily find better places to eat. And... prepare for the bill!!!

Thank valeriorosso
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Buonasera, le rispondo in italiano perché è la sua madrelingua. La pasta alle vongole se sgradevole a causa della sabbia,... More 

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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2015 via mobile

Very happy with the adult dishes and the owner's suggestion for local wine. We went because the adults wanted Ligurian seafood and the kids wanted pizza. The latter (sporting fior di latte rather than mozzarella) probably not overly child-friendly.

Thank BertieVogts
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335 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2014

I eat here three times during my stay in the city. Although the menu is not extensive the food is good and the service was good. Definitely would eat here again if I returned.

Thank ichibanwanderer
Milan, Italy
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 August 2014

Great autenthic Italian food worth what you pay. My husband and I stayed for a month trying every restaurant, once we found this one we ended up eating for the last two weeks. Excellent food!

Thank sara t

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$34 - US$68
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
12:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza Giacomo Matteotti 17, 16039, Sestri Levante, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Sestri Levante
  • Phone Number: +39 340 618 6445

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