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Trattoria da Mario

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Piazza Garibaldi 23, 16035, Rapallo, Italy
+39 0185 51736
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:00
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Thu - Tue 12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:00
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This a charming cute restaurant with very fresh seafood. Me and my boyfriend visited on the evening on San Valentine and we had very tasty dinner with good wine. The staff is so gentile and the atmosfere is warm. Every couple received sweet gift white was the homemade honey! Such a nice place and recommended!

Thank Sanja M
Brussels, Belgium
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

We go to talk to the trattoria Mario since when I was a kid. As of yesterday they started serving the third generation of my family! Excellent food, kind and professional service. Try the spaghetti à la Mario or the spaghetti alle vongole

Thank Inv e
Aurora, Indiana
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170 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

We decided to come here one night during our weeks stay in Rapallo . We were promptly seated without a reservation and soon enjoying seafood . I've ate the fresh fried seafood in this region for several years now . No surprises here and it was very fresh . We started with the mussels , bread and wine before our... More 

Thank Ciaojimi
Brighton, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Just don't bother, the setting was nice, but it's also nice for all the other fantastic restaurants in Rapallo. The food was terrible and ridiculously overpriced. My prawns were average at best, just being large seemed enough of a selling point for Trattoria da Mario to plate it up, they were bland and unappealing. They were also full of extra... More 

Thank Jordan_the_eater
TrattoriadaMario, Proprietario at Trattoria da Mario, responded to this review

My version of the story: the deep fried dish ordered by the gentle couple was made of some fish, calamari and prawns. The young lady called me saying that she couldn't eat the fish because it has bones, and couldn't eat the prawns because she didn't want to peel them. Well, fish has bones (surprise!) and we use the small... More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Very nice trotoria, the menu is limited. The food is good and testy. Very good service and the stuff are visible all the time. They insist to tell them about problems with any specific food include gloten.

Thank Gal S
Barrie, Canada
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We ordered house wine (red) which was not our favorite for sure. Both of our dishes were ok but not very memorable. The best part was service.

Thank BeataEwa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I dined here two nights in a row! The mussels and spaghetti and clams are unmatched in the area! Very authentic, and romantic. It was perfect. Definitely worth going, and very reasonably priced!!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped for lunch as part of a family party of 11. Good service and delicious food. After 1pm it gets busier. Enjoyed the melon and prosciutto as a started, and the sole as s main course. Would certainly go back :)

Thank Stimpytim
Floro, Norway
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69 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

We were there on a busy August evening, and had a great meal. The service felt a little bit rushed, probably because it was a full house- and some people even decided to stand and wait for an available table. The food we had was excellent, among the best meals we had in Rapallo. A good place to eat.

Thank FlopsyP
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

We had a quite average meal here and the staff seemed a little distracted and aloof. It was very busy though, so maybe it was just an off night.

Thank 551foodlover

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza Garibaldi 23, 16035, Rapallo, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Rapallo
  • Phone Number: +39 0185 51736
Mario opened his cosy restaurant in 1963; for over half a century, he and his family have continued cooking and serving good simple food from the local traditional cuisine. Open air seats welcome guests in summer.

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