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Via Pomaro 15, 16035, Rapallo, Italy
+39 0185 669502
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Dungannon, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

During my recent 7 day painting holiday to Rapallo I took my small group of leisure painters to paint here. What a little gem of a painting location it is. It was a delightful artistic experience for my art group with so many possible views to paint from the comfort of the restaurant. Only took 5 minutes to get there... More 

Thank Dermot C
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

We were sat over looking the harbor in this wonderful little restaurant. The food and service were outstanding, the staff couldn't do enough for us. The sea food was to die for and the wine list second to none. Please visit if you have the chance you won't be disappointed.

Thank Sarah O
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

We are a family of 4 and decided to dine here as it looked a nice location but that is all. Service below average and even with the restaurant only half full we gave up and went up to the till to pay as we were being ignored by staff. Not impressed with owner as he was the one who... More 

Thank TimeTraveller1312
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

We have eaten here 6 times. Always been warmly welcomed, treated fairly and enjoyed the simple, well chosen menu. We are now firm friends with Gianni. Somewhat nervous to do well, he is most attentive. It is a lovely spot, almost on the pebbled beach and used mostly by the village locals. This year we noted several groups of Brits... More 

Thank embleton07
Kent, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

Staying in Excelsior Palace and decided one night to avoid the bustle of Rapallo and walk to St Michele di Pagano, only a 10 minute walk the other way. Decided to have dinner in La Nave and sat on the beach edge listening to the waves and looking across the bay. The lady that served us did not speak English... More 

Thank Sally C
Ghent, Belgium
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016

Ok it was Easter, ok it was crowded, ok we didn't reserve but still. My wife's pasta with pesto was cold and my pasta with vongole was ok except it had practically no vongole in it. On top of that we had to wait more than hour to be served. Avoid this place at all costs.

1 Thank Nepos56
Milan, Italy
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227 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

No discussion about the location... as I already reported in a previous review, and as my "colleagues" write, the location is really noteworthy. The doubts are about: - PRICES: a bit too high, sincerely speaking... even those for simple pasta al pesto are not reasonable - SERVICE: it has to improve - QUALITY: average (talking about pasta and fish), but... More 

Thank Pece_77
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2015

The food was bad quality and the owner is a scallywag.The fish was not fresh, the spaghetti were disgusting and the bill.....oh my god!140 euro for 4 simple dishes!!

1 Thank don33x
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

As refugees from the Excelsior Palace (mega bucks), we took three meals here and benefited from the advice of Giani & Piero. It is one of those jewels you hope to find off the beaten track. Good, local food and cooking, eaten among the locals with the sea a few yards away, across the beach. I smile when I remember... More 

4 Thank embleton07
Istanbul, Turkey
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2013

You have the best location, you are one of the two establishments in a part of town where guests don't have too many options to dine.... Do you have to be this dull? I'm glad I found food late at night, but that's as good as it gets... The food is nowhere near what Italy has to offer on its... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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Reservations, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Pomaro 15, 16035, Rapallo, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Rapallo
  • Phone Number: +39 0185 669502

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