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Trattoria Cesarina

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Via Goffredo Mameli 2/C, 16038, Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy
+39 0185 287158
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89 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

This a just slightly off the beaten track, but has nice food and a nice location. Why just 3 stars? Well, if you are not local or regular, you get shown the ‘cheap-seats’. And secondly, the mini-mart next door had a problem with pulling his shutter down – so throughout the entire meal, the hired help went at it with... More 

Thank MontyMullan
Marly-le-Roi, France
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

We went as a couple at lunch time....and there was not a soul ! Most probably as it is off the beaten track but certainly all worth it. The owner is charming and full of positive energy. Food was very fresh from sea food salad and sea food plater to a beautiful spade fish steack just melting in your mouth.... More 

Thank 4happychildren
Westport, Connecticut
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

What luck to stumble upon Cesarina, away from the hustle of the touristy places. Charming dining room. Delicious food, my oh my. Read all the reviews and they agree except for a couple who pan this place. (What planet are these people on?) This is no tourist trap. Trattoria Cesarina is about as genuine as it gets and Daniella is... More 

1 Thank BillB397
Geneva, Switzerland
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154 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

Stopped in Santa Margherita for lunch, and found it hard to without recommendation find a good place that didn't feel like a tourist trap. Just before giving up we stumbled upon Trattoria Cesarina. It's a large place - with places both inside and outside - but only had a father and son sitting at a table. 2 Italians was enough... More 

Thank Mllelle
Overijse, Belgium
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2015

Our hotel Blu di Te had recommended us this Trattoria and we definitely loved it. The owner immediately gave us a very warm welcome and the food was delicious at an honest price. We came back the next day to try different dishes and again loved it. High quality fresh ingredients, brought together in a very tasty manner.

Thank LarryLAP
New Lenox, Illinois
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114 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2015

We dined here through a recommendation from our hotel (blu di te). When we entered the restaurant the manager from the hotel was also dining there. His recommended the Trattoria because of quality, price, and variety. Glad we came here. Started with the mixed Cesarina - 5 different dishes -sardines, anchovies, and calamari. The best I have ever eaten! Our... More 

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Athens, Greece
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2015

Delicious dishes , especially the lasagnes al pesto ! Friendly atmosphere , the owner is a lively and joyful lady! Nice desserts ...a must

1 Thank Sofia T
Canvey Island, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015 via mobile

We looked at most menus along the marina front but nothing really jumped out at us or we didn't find the restaurants that nice and welcoming. So we decided to go off the main road and see if we could find a restaurant. So glad we did. This was just a really good find. Daniella was very welcoming and the... More 

Thank Taurushq
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

Kudos to Daniela, who three years ago took the helm of this 45-year-old establishment. I skipped the waterfront options, full of tourists, looking for both a pleasant atmosphere and a broad selection of authentic Ligurian foods. So glad I opted for the Nuova Cesarina! Not only was the food great, I got to enjoy regulars with their families, and Daniela's... More 

Thank Etta M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015 via mobile

The food is awesome, charming atmosphere and very nice and friendly service. Especially the seafood. Prices are good for this high quality and fresh food. Would definitely recommend it as a must go if you are in town

Thank Alina K

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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
Italian, Mediterranean, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Goffredo Mameli 2/C, 16038, Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Santa Margherita Ligure
  • Phone Number: +39 0185 287158
In a beautiful location, near the historic center, the seaside and the harbor, you can find a place of the past ...Genuine traditional food, fresh fish and irresistible desserts ...All seasoned with the contagious joy of the owners and the staff ..Daniela, Mariangela, Claudio and Chef Lele will gladly advise you of the best dishes and combinations according to your requirements ...Open every day for lunch and dinner, except on Thursday. See you soon!

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