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Via Antonio Gramsci 6/D | Localita Testata Mosconi, 16038, Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy
+39 0185 293612
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
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Chene-Bourg, Switzerland
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Place was suggested to me by a colleague and I can honestly say, even if to reach it I had to move from Genova by almost one hour of train...it was completely worth the effort. We chose the two options of fixed Menu and was perfect! Six entries based on sea food recipes both cold and hot, then two different... More 

Thank Giuseppe211284
Level Contributor
16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at La Darsenas hotel and ate three time in their restaurant. Every time the food was fantastic. My wife had sea bass one night which she judged best ever. I had a pasta dish which was excellent. Had an appetizer one day at lunch - balls of fish (no jokes please:)) in a sauce which was outstanding. Service... More 

Thank Joe A
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Were there for an event with some twelve people for a diner. Great food in front of a stunning view of the se, beach and harbour. After starters with cold and warm sea food dishes we enjoyed a tasty spaghetti frutti di mare and spaghetti nero di seppia. Freshly fished well prepared prawns, cuttlefish and mussels and a final end... More 

Thank R_and_H_BXL
Houston, Texas
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72 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

We have had 2 other dinners in this area. La Darsena was exceptional in quality and value. We had the 30€ each for 6 antipasto dishes, one primary meal, one bottle of wine and water, dessert, coffee and lemoncello. The antipasto was out of sight. We had salmon, swordfish, octopus and potatoes, shrimp, scampi and mussels. Then we had seafood... More 

Thank Kmacdougall
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

We were staying right up the road and just loved this place. Food was exceptional the service wonderful and it was clearly for the locals. The mussels were great and fresh. Had a prawn dish and throughly enjoyed it. Highly recommend

Thank Anne H
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 September 2016

Had a really lovely meal at this restaurant - the €30 taster menu which was enormous and tasty. The staff were friendly and efficient and there was a nice family atmosphere. Perfect but for 2 things: firstly the toilets smelled of stale urine and the door had no lock. Ironically there were signs everywhere asking you to keep the toilet... More 

Thank emilymagdelena
Woodville, Texas
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

We had wine, water, soda, fish, clams, shrimp, spaghetti, lasagna and too many others. I'm still here. The people are all so happy. The owner is walking around singing. The view of the Riviera is unreal. It's a definite suggest, recommend and even coerce anyone in the area wanting great food to go there. I'm an American and hard to... More 

Thank BradTolar
Sydney, Australia
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85 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

This restaurant has a nice ambience - it overlooks the port of S Margherita. The staff are friendly and efficient. Our girls had basic bolognese with spaghetti which was light and delicious. We shared a gnocchi with pesto- the gnocchi melts in your mouth, followed by oven baked fish with potatoes. The fish was very fresh and perfectly cooked. A... More 

Thank TravelBug2811
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

This is a short review because there's no need to say too much. This restaurant has a lovely outlook-inside is much quieter than outside because of the road noise- mainly motorcycles and scooters. The food is simple but very good. We had gnocchi with pesto, delicious spaghetti bolognese and whole baked Dorado with potatoes and olives. House wine was a... More 

Thank DrSybarite
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

The two of us attended La Darsena for dinner when we arrived for our two night stay in the town. As a late arrival in our hotel we were recommended by our hotel to go to this restaurant just down the road. The food was outstanding; we had delicious mussels to start followed by an exceptional seafood risotto. The waiting... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Antonio Gramsci 6/D | Localita Testata Mosconi, 16038, Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Santa Margherita Ligure
  • Phone Number: +39 0185 293612

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?