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“...a priceless experience that peaks your tastebuds to the highest levels and fills your soul with happiness!”
Review of TAVERNA AL 29

TAVERNA AL 29
Ranked #2 of 357 Restaurants in Sanremo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$29 - US$41
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
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Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 30 May 2016

We came to Taverna Al 29 strictly based on reviews. We tend to like to dine by the sea but the reviews were so outstanding we decided to go with it. I wish there was a bigger word for "experience" because I would undoubtedly use it. From the moment we arrived, (we were greeted on the street) we were treated like family by Natale and his staff. Taking his guidance on recommendations is the way to go. The aperitif they serve has become a new favorite at home for us and I have actually dreamt about the amazing sheep cheese ravioli more than once since our visit! Natale's fabulously engaging personality, along with his wife's unbelievable cooking definitely make this experience an ultimate dining extravaganza. Just when you think it cannot get any better, Natale pulls out his flavourful grappas and the fun just continues. Whether you like grappa or not it is worth trying). The only disappointment to our evening was that it ended. I hope my life takes me to this little hidden gem in San Remo once again. Thank you so very much! xo from Canada!

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Reviewed 10 May 2016

I would count our visit to Taverna Al 29 as one of the best restaurant experiences we have ever had. And "experience" really is the word. From the moment we entered with a shake of the hand and warm welcome from the owner, almost everything was perfect.

If you could bottle what it means to be the perfect host, this gentleman has it. So much passion for what he does, and all the produce fresh and local, including olive oil made from his own olive groves.

The menus is supplied with extensive descriptions against each item and in whatever language you wish. Naturally the owner is on hand to answer any questions.

The food was excellent, mine being superb home made ravioli stuffed with local sheep cheese, followed by rabbit. The only slight negative being the cod my wife had as it seemed to be dyed and smoked and wasn't to her taste.

Our evening finished up with the owner brandishing half a dozen bottles of liqueurs, all home made, and offering us a sample of as many as we wanted! And at no charge! The chocolate mixed with orange was to die for! And he constantly chinks glasses with a cheery "ciao ciao". Goodness knows how he isn't sizzled by the end of the evening!

So if you're in Sanremo, don't hesitate, just go!

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2  Thank W3lshman
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Reviewed 9 April 2016

We visit the Taverna al 29 every time we are in San Remo. The restaurant is small and intimate.The food is typical Ligurian 'peasant' food. The menu explains the history of the dishes, and how they use ingredients that the historical poor of Liguria could easily obtain, like fish, rabbit and herbs from the countryside. The food and wine are local, except the prosecco and dessert wine. The liqueurs are made by the host, with ingredients from his garden. The service is excellent, so welcoming and friendly. Visiting the restaurant is more than just going for a meal, it is a wonderful experience.

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1  Thank PJCLondon7
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Reviewed 2 January 2016

As we arrived last Monday at the Taverna, a man, clearly the owner, stood telefoning outside but took the time to smile and to shake our hand. Once inside, a younger man approached us and had us choose a table. We sat and were offered an 'apero' which set of a chain of very interesting dishes, very tasteful and the owner treated us with various drinks, never too pressing or with the slightest urge, all within respect for one's privacy and for the local food. We got suggested a good (local!) red wine that accompanied our dishes well, and lastly, the owner toasted with our choice from a range of a very good 'homemade' eaux-de-vie.
On our questions and mild amazement about the high standing of his dishes, he answered that he had opted to start a restaurant, with his wife, only in a later stage in life, both coming from an entirely different background. His fun in the restaurant and its whole set-up showed when I noticed him sending some newcomers gently away, while one table was freed early. The owner then answered how important it is not to overdo, how to keep a business good but small. And overseeable. We agree with him from the bottom of our hearts!

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1  Thank Stanley W
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Reviewed 21 December 2015

Very nice and generous people run this place. The food is of local type and is very good.
Cozy atmosphere in this rather small restaurant. Seem to be freqently visited by lokal italians. You know what they say , trust the natives !!

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Thank SGNilsson
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