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I piaceri della vita

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Vico Della Rosa, 8 | Traversa Piazza Venezia -, 16035, Rapallo, Italy
+39 0185 58419
Wed - Mon 12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:15
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful authentic food, great wine, nice atmosphere and a friendly owner who cooked himself. We came here for dinner with our one year old baby. Already the bread which was given as a starter was really tasty and fresh. The main course and dessert was very good. The prices were reasonable. Would definitely recommend it.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Not a good lunch at all. First of All the Red wine. Horrible. Acid. That I really came across bad wine in a Italianen restaurant! Beef was enough, but not very good. Also the Fish of the Day out of the oven wasn't fresh. There are Better places to find around. Just not worth it.

Thank Koen D
Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Excellent food prepared to order in typical Genovese style. Lovely local wine by the carafe, very inexpensive. A quiet side-street location close to an open-air market makes it an ideal setting for lunch, but we ended up going there for two lunches and two dinners in our 4-day stay.

Thank FMW77
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015

We went here specifically to try the rabbit, which is a Ligurian speciality but difficult to find in Rapallo. However, when we went to order it we were told it was unavailable. I chose the fritto misto instead and this was a big mistake - it was very greasy and tasted unpleasantly of old cooking oil. The sardines and prawns... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2015

Very friendly family running this hidden gem! The food was great: real italian food, prepared in the best way! If you are in Rapallo, you must eat here!

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2015

We ended up going back here 3 times over our trip this year. You know you are going to get decent food wherever you go in Rapallo, but the service here adds to their (excellent) food and makes the difference. The waiting staff are friendly and knowledgeable and don't hassle you - unless you want a chat in faltering Italian,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2015

Our host/chef helped us through the menu, then made our meals to order. He was so friendly that we felt we made a new friend. Our entrees were delicious as was dessert. The Italian Riviera dining experience we had been looking for!

Thank Wendy C
Glenaroua, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2015 via mobile

Dined here after discovering it on our wanders around Rapallo, and reading reviews. Service from young waiter was very polite and attentive, the owner was generally a bit disinterested in us until the end of our meal. Ravioli with walnut sauce was tasty, dining companions mixed seafood starter was good and generous. Another companion had the special - gnocchi Portofino,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2015 via mobile

Dined here with two friends during a week in Rapallo - excellent antipasto and all three of us had the ravioli stuffed with asparagus and with a butter sauce. Simple but delicious. Limited wine list. Friendly service. A good value local trattoria well worth a visit!

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New York, New York, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2015

i had a wonderful meal at this nice restaurant in Rapallo. The owner/chef/server couldn't have been nicer and i was wowed by the fact that everything that he served to me, he made himself - from farinata to vegetable pies to one of the best rabbit dishes that i've ever had! He carries a nice selection of local wines, and... More 

Thank Bob C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:15
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:15
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:15
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:15
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:15
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vico Della Rosa, 8 | Traversa Piazza Venezia -, 16035, Rapallo, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Rapallo
  • Phone Number: +39 0185 58419

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