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Bastian Contrario

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Via Calice 78, 17024, Finale Ligure, Italy
+39 019 692750
19:30 - 23:30
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2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An unpretentious gem off the beaten track, but amazing food, ambiance and service.Highly recommend the sea bass ravioli with octopus or any pasta with truffle. They also do a large portion sea food grill or meat BBQ all excellent. Will visit many more times. Buona

Thank Madeleine M
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

Its typical local restaurant close to Finale Ligure, Really tasty white pizza (pity no tomato ones), big choice of pasta, steaks, and some seafood. Great atmosphere with locales. We got lucky with no reservation but for weekends you really need it to get sited.

Thank Marek D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Going there every single time I go back to Italy. Mussels in summer are a must. Tagliata in winter and homemade ravioli with cheese and truffle as well.

Thank eli_soleluna
Chamonix, France
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

We ate here following recommendation by friends, and it was the best meal we ate in Italy all week!! It was phenomenal - and best of all, after years of eating soggy gnocchi and wondering what all the fuss was about, I finally understand why people rave about gnocchi! The pasta with pesto dish was sooo simple, and sooo good!... More 

Thank Pippa B
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Reviewed 11 October 2016

After reading the reviews we had to check this place out and we are so glad we did. We visited in early October so not a lot of tourists around but the place was packed with local people, which is always a good sign. Without a reservation I doubt we would have gotten in. We had a wonderful english speaking... More 

Thank Gary M
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3 reviews
Reviewed 16 September 2016

all perfect, best pizza ever eaten. Very good pasta. Always overbooked, needs pre-reservation. Service is very nice and pleasant

Thank Дмитрий Б
Geneva, Switzerland
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

After several days of fish we were looking for a good meat restaurant. (You can also eat outstanding pizza and other pasta plates). But for sure, if you want a good beef plate 900g - 1200g perfectly cooked, stop there and enjoy. Pleasant service. If you see the house from outside you never would stop there - but open the... More 

1 Thank Bidogno
1 review
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Everything was perfect! Including the owner offering me a Scotch bonnet pepper because I wanted some spice!

Thank Yves A
Chamonix, France
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Reviewed 6 September 2016

After proposing (successfully!) to my girlfriend a few days earlier, we were looking for the appropriate place to celebrate. We ended up booking a table at Bastian Contrario and had one of the best meals of our lives! Service was amazing from start to finish, the waiter spoke perfect English and gave us advice on what to choose and portion... More 

Thank alexbuisse
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Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

A local place, with great taste of food, and great service.. Ask for their special meals and then go for it👍foccacia, testaroli al pesto..

Thank ulfet b

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, Barbecue, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
19:30 - 23:30
19:30 - 23:30
19:30 - 23:30
19:30 - 23:30
19:30 - 23:30
19:30 - 23:30
19:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Calice 78, 17024, Finale Ligure, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Finale Ligure
  • Phone Number: +39 019 692750

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?