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La Paranza

Via Jacopo Ruffini 46, 16038, Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy
+39 0185 283686
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“fish ravioli” (5 reviews)
“fritto misto” (3 reviews)
“salad” (5 reviews)
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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Via Jacopo Ruffini 46, 16038, Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is good but not so exceeding the Italian standards. The service is extremely slow. We waited more than hour for the meals to arrive. Restaurant people sweet and nice people.

Thank Beratti
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our hotel staff (Francesca) recommended La Paranza after one of my friends requested spaghetti carbonara & after she confirmed with the owner that they wpuld make the dish even though it was not one the menu. It wasn't too far from our hotel just off...More

Thank Tamara S
Reviewed 26 June 2017

We arrived with a party of 6 a little early and the restaurant was packed. They were super accomodating , and seated as soon as they could (within 15 minutes). The local fish and pesto were terrific, along with the desserts.

Thank JJ-Westborough
Reviewed 4 June 2017

What a charming little restaurant just steps off the waterfront in Santa Margherita Ligure! Our hotel (see my review of Villa Anita) recommended it, and they were right. The key here is that this is clearly a place run by a family, with attention paid...More

Thank WPHS57
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

All the members of the family who run this business have great personalities and obviously love their roles in this very special restaurant; and the chef must be extraordinary. I wrote a 5 star review last September and we have been for 2 dinners during...More

Thank highrollerreefing
Reviewed 27 May 2017

Excellent food where everything is made to perfection and lots of love... Th marinated sardines were excellent, the spaghetti with tomato sauce was soooo good that I had to eat it from some of my kids plate. Th grilled fish is so simple and fresh...More

Thank Samual98
Reviewed 19 May 2017

After trying other places in the area we discovered this gem of a restaurant. We ate here twice and found the food to be of a high standard, plentiful and delicious. Our waitress was charming and very attentive. The little touches of a free amuse...More

Thank walkersBournemouth
Reviewed 6 May 2017

The best restaurant we went to in Santa Margherita. Family owned and run it was charming in a most warm, welcoming way. Excellent food, lovely atmosphere, good location. Menu is focussed heavily on fish but the pasta and veal was excellent too. Wine was inexpensive...More

Thank 1941bigjohn
Reviewed 19 April 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and evening at La Paranza. The owners went out of their way to make us feel welcome and at home, and a plus that the food was very good. I had homemade gnochi (small potato dumplings) for starters that was...More

Thank Reston101
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Superb! Cozy, warm, familial atmosphere. There were only two tables seated for the duration of our time here on a Sunday night, so service was exemplary, however I feel it would be the same if there were more guests. The veal piccata was amazing as...More

Thank lismc
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
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19:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Jacopo Ruffini 46, 16038, Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Santa Margherita Ligure
  • Phone Number: +39 0185 283686
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