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Trattoria Il Bompresso

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Corso Giacomo Matteotti 26, 16038, Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy
+39 0185 283556
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

We were so impressed with this resturants, we eat their twice during our stay, it was recommended by a Italian supplier of mine and he was spot on, the owner was very warm and helpful with his recommendations, I read a review about the seafood risotto saying it was delicious and light, when the plate came out I was a... More 

Thank Stewart B
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96 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2016

We ate here with another couple who have been frequenting this restaurant for some time, so we let them do the ordering for me. A very quaint and small restaurant with a quiet and humble atmosphere. Nothing too special inside. We had the popular risotto with seafood (sounds so much better in Italian!) which was plentiful, so flavorsome and extremely... More 

Thank Laurentia91
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2015 via mobile

Looking for a restaurant in Santa Margherita we happened upon Trattoria ll Bompressa just up from the main square. It is a small family run restaurant. It was extremely clean and inviting. We both had the pesto pasta, and followed that with two different kinds of veal. The service was excellent and the food was fabulous. I highly

Thank lkcanada
San Antonio, Texas
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2015

my family of four loved it. we were disappointed that there was no pizza like someone had told us but we we thrilled by the quality and quantity of food. the seafood rissoto was the best weve EVER eaten. we were the only english speaking people there and we loved it. a little long to walk but worth it. ...a... More 

Thank dtrain7
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125 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2015 via mobile

Bompresso is by far my favorite in Santa Marghrita even if there is no view of the coast. The ambience is familiar and nice, great wine list specially of local wines, food is fabulous ! Don't miss the famous risotto with sea food and scampi alla Portofino. Everything is home made and dessert are really special. Recommended for genuine tasty... More 

Thank Alessandra M
New York City, New York
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83 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2014

This is one of my preferred venue in Italy, small, cozy and friendly. No need to look at menu like other people complaint about it just follow my suggestion: App: Do not get the mixed plate just go for the Marinated Octopus; Pasta: Risotto Di Mare; Entree: Scampi; Ask The host Federico for a nice bottle of prosecco and if... More 

Thank FrankieTa
Codogno, Lombardia, Italy
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2013

It's not easy to find a place around where you can eat good and well prepared food in a relaxed atmosphere. The staff is very gentle an there also is a non banal wine choice with a particular attention at the local ones.

Thank Attilio70
Singapore, Singapore
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177 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2012

Our hotel recommended this restaurant, there are plenty of awards on the outside of the restaurant, and the number of reviews in Italian made me want to try this place. We ordered the seafood risotto and the scampi -- the two special house dishes. The risotto was good, but I liked it better at another restaurant in Rapallo. It was... More 

Thank HappyBelly
West Sussex, United Kingdom
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231 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2011

Very traditional cooking well executed. Pasta starters were good, and the fresh fish was excellently done - a choice of wild (pescato) or farmed (allevato) cooked in any number of ways (ours was cooked in white wine with olives), but there was a limited choice, depending on what had been caught. Dessert of the day (flan) was a little disappointing.... More 

Thank Ricky3D
Milano, Italia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2010

For fish lovers. Delicious food in a cozy atmosphere. Best plates are the Risotto and the Scampi. They only have few tables so reservation is strongly suggested. The service is perfect.

Thank LucaTheOgre

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Corso Giacomo Matteotti 26, 16038, Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Santa Margherita Ligure
  • Phone Number: +39 0185 283556

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