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Trattoria da Mario

Piazza Garibaldi 23, 16035, Rapallo, Italy
+39 0185 51736
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good44%
  • Average18%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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Opens in 6 min
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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups
$$ - $$$
Piazza Garibaldi 23, 16035, Rapallo, Italy
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Fantastic family run trattoria serving high quality ligurian dishes in Rapallo's centro storico. We ate here 2 nights out of our four day stay, both meals were superb, great pasta, veal chops, fresh fish and excellent local wine. We ate inside surrounded by Italians, the...More

Thank colin_LondonUk
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good traditional food and great old fashioned polite and timely service Great value and would recommend highly!

Thank casmanx7London
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

We come here every year in July and mario never fails to deliver. The menu is ligurian staples executed perfectly. It doesn't try to be fancy and there is no need since the ingredients are good and chef knows what he is doing. The guy...More

Thank LotusPierre
Reviewed 8 July 2017

This trattoria produces lovely pasta and fish dishes and it is interesting to note that many locals use it

Thank 499malcolm
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

My husband loved his ravioli with ragu and my seafood pasta (the one named something like "spaghetti da Mario") was the best dish I've had in Italy. Wow. It was absolutely amazing. I really recommend you go there and try it, you won't be disappointed....More

Thank Saraelize
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Other than the much-appreciated tape of classic Ella Fitzgerald serenading the diners, I heard only Italian spoken in this cozy, comfortable trattoria on Rapallo's principal walking street (only a very short walk to the seaside promenade). Service was impeccable, overseen by a lady (possibly the...More

Thank Elaina N
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Not your typical Italian trattoria very low key. The food was excellent. We shared a mixed seafood starter which was fresh and very tasty. The spaghetti vongole was probably one of the best I have had with enough garlic to keep the vampires away! Would...More

Thank Vanessa O
Reviewed 23 February 2017

This a charming cute restaurant with very fresh seafood. Me and my boyfriend visited on the evening on San Valentine and we had very tasty dinner with good wine. The staff is so gentile and the atmosfere is warm. Every couple received sweet gift white...More

Thank Sanja M
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

We go to talk to the trattoria Mario since when I was a kid. As of yesterday they started serving the third generation of my family! Excellent food, kind and professional service. Try the spaghetti à la Mario or the spaghetti alle vongole

Thank Inv e
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

We decided to come here one night during our weeks stay in Rapallo . We were promptly seated without a reservation and soon enjoying seafood . I've ate the fresh fried seafood in this region for several years now . No surprises here and it...More

Thank Ciaojimi
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 50
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza Garibaldi 23, 16035, Rapallo, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Rapallo
  • Phone Number: +39 0185 51736
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Mario opened his cosy restaurant in 1963; for over half a century, he and his family have continued cooking and serving good simple food from the local traditional cuisine. Open air seats welcome guests in summer.
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