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Trattoria Cesarina

Via Goffredo Mameli 2/C, 16038, Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy
+39 0185 287158
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“salad” (2 reviews)
“tourist trap” (3 reviews)
“fresh food” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Via Goffredo Mameli 2/C, 16038, Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy
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Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

The restaurant was pretty busy and we were nine so we had to dine inside which was a bit of a shame. The service wasn't very precise, making several mistakes and being very slow. That being said, the service isn't professional because it feels like...More

Thank mimagga
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

Recommend by our hotel Absolutely beautiful food Family operated so if you are expecting silver service it's not for you But if you want quality food where locals eat this is the place . We were the only tourist in the restaurant giving a good...More

Thank dannymele
Reviewed 6 June 2017

We ate here on a recommendation from our hotel and were impressed. Very tasty calamari, fettuccine vongole, and baked fish. All served with tasty grilled vegetables. Home style cooking and very high quality.

Thank thehorseshoe2015
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Well designed modern interior but too expensive.. Not the kind of trattoria italians like. Good grappa.

Thank HugoClaes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Daniela, the owner, is simply fantastic. We've been there twice in a week, with out two daughters of 4 years and 6 months. Great, fresh food (the mixed entree is something heavenly, as well as the spaghetti alle vongole), great wines. Ask for the apple...More

Thank Stefano G
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...More

Thank MontyMullan
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...More

Thank 4happychildren
Reviewed 3 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...More

1  Thank BillB397
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 -...More

Thank Mllelle
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...More

Thank LarryLAP
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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
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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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