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“Excellent seafood and pasta; great service. Ate twice, sent friends”

Taverna del Marinaio
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Spent four days in Santa Margherita. Went to the Taverna on a relative's recommendation. Excellent food, ate there twice. Guided by the waitress, who may be one of the owners, we shared green taglierini with red mullet sauce and had shrimp and veal scaloppine picatta. Second night we had the taglierini with sword fish sauce, sole muiere, and filet al Madeira, and dessert. With a half carafe of local white wine, each bill was less than a hundred euros for a perfect meal - delicious, simple, elegant. At least six other people in our travel group went there and reported similar happiness.

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Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

One of the most disappointing restaurants I have eaten on this trip is the Taverna del Marinaio. I have seen so many good places in Genoa where we started our tour but the Tour Director decided to take us to Santa Margherita de Liguri and directed us to this Taverna. Well more than the fact that this restaurant/Taverna was overpriced, their food was not even good. For around 7 pieces of cured not fresh anchovies for appetizer they charged €12. I could have bought a large bottle at the store selling local delicacies for €10.50. For a tasteless spaghetti with tiny clams another €12 plus a cover charge €3. So for a single person lunch cost €36 or $43.00 with water for €3.00 and 1/3 glass of white wine for €6.00 Recommendation: AVOID at all cost. Go to the other restaurant/pizzeria next door.

Thank Philippe V
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Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

We just passed by and sat down for a late lunch. The anti-pasto ham and dried ham was close to perfect. Saltbaked fish cooked to perfection. Friendly service.

Thank 490satishs
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Reviewed 25 August 2017

Sit outside for the best people watching on a Friday or Saturday evening. Make reservations - they get booked at prime time.
Delicious, create dishes of old favorite Ligurian foods. Baby octopus pasta was amazing.

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1  Thank AnytimeTravelChick
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

We only had a few hours in Santa Margherita Ligure and we were actually heading towards another highly-rated restaurant. But we saw this lovely place right across from the water and decided to just try it. We were not disappointed. The food was delicious! We had the prosciutto and buffalo mozzarella to start and it was so good. That must have been the best buffalo mozzarella we've ever had! We had the taglierini verdi al bolognese and the trenette al pesto - both amazing! The owner was super friendly and told us that they only use top grade ingredients. Really good food. I'm back from my vacation but still thinking about that food!

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