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Trattoria da Pino

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Via Jacopo Ruffini 15, 16038, Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy
+39 0185 280755
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New York City, New York
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We were four for dinner. It is a small restaurant owned by an Italian woman who does almost everything apart of cooking. Takes orders, serves the guests,and all the rest. We tried to order from the menu, too many item we tried to order were not served!!!. We had to order other dishes, when we asked for some details and... More 

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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed ravioli stuffed with fresh fish, very flavourful. Also the Pansoti with walnut sauce was delicious. Made by the Italian owner. A real family trattoria. Highly recommend. Someone else ordered the fish risotto which looked amazing. Going to go back to try it again.. Vermantino wine (not on the list) was delicious.

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London, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

A simple honest no frills family run restaurant which was our favourite during our short holiday in Santa Margherita. Felt like you were at home with an Italian family. Lovely food. If we had stayed longer this is the one we would have returned to.

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Hong Kong, China
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

After 3 nights in Santa Margherita and 3 mediocre meals (including one recommended by the Italian Michelin guide) we were beginning to think that this town had little to offer in terms of quality Italian regional food. However, after taking a detour off the main road one night we discovered a small family run Trattoria that changed our minds completely.... More 

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Toronto
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Here's my advice - walk away from the water and the piazza to Trattoria Pino. We were delighted to sit among Italians being welcomed by the owner. The food was delicious. The branzino fell apart in a lovely sea of olive oil. The ravioli in a walnut sauce is a local speciality and wonderful. I wish the bread wasn't so... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

We stumbled upon this little restaurant on our way into the busier part of town, but stopped when we saw that it was quite busy and we liked the menu on the outside wall. There were a couple of tables left and we are so glad we had dinner there! It is off the main road in one of the... More 

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Ireland
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89 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

We were here six years ago and the cosy nature has not changed. Perhaps in 2010, things were a bit slow and not busy (the crash, no money, people scared witless), so this time it was a bit busier with more tourists. The same maître d’ is there, looking as young as she did back then. The food is homely... More 

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Thank MontyMullan
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

The typical family restaurant, natural flavours , a warm and kind atmosphere. A selected menu of fish dishes , a superb cappon magro and home made desserts. The restaurant is a bit noisy but the eccellent quality of the food rewards.

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Tokyo, Japan
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115 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

One of the best meal I had in Italy. My friend who has a summer house in the area took me to this restaurant. Everything was just great. Italian food I never had in my life. The lasagna is like crepes. They told me it's the speciality food that only can eat in this area The seafood salad was amazing,... More 

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75 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

We thought this restaurant would be good cause they were practically full, but it was surprisingly a let down. The seafood was totally overpriced. We didn't know that until we walked towards the inner of the town and found out a lot of the seafood there looked better and charged less. We thought that because this restaurant was further out,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Jacopo Ruffini 15, 16038, Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Santa Margherita Ligure
  • Phone Number: +39 0185 280755

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