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La Paranza

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Via Jacopo Ruffini 46, 16038, Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy
+39 0185 283686
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
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Tue - Sun 12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Superb! Cozy, warm, familial atmosphere. There were only two tables seated for the duration of our time here on a Sunday night, so service was exemplary, however I feel it would be the same if there were more guests. The veal piccata was amazing as well as the Wiener schnitzel. Price is economical, too! I count this as one of... More 

Thank lismc
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64 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

We visited this restaurant on 3rd Dec 16 for lunch. The place has a very homely feel with very friendly owners! The restaurant has a view of the beautiful harbour. We had the set tourist menu which was great value at €25 each. Bread a little amuse boosh, homemade gnocchi, Frito Misto, fruit, coffee and a small jug of house... More 

Thank grantn10
Montreal, Canada
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We ordered the lasagna al pesto and the fish ravioli. The lasagna al pesto is not the north American version. It is just freshly made flat lasagna noodles with a delicate pesto that was delicious. Fish ravioli were wonderful. Service was very good. I received a lovely red rose at the end of the evening.

Thank Laurie15
Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

The restaurant was recommended to us by our Hotel. We made a reservation for the following night, and we are so glad we did. We were seated right by the window and had an excellent view of the harbor and passersby. We both ordered a primi - pasta, and they were exceptional!. Then shared a grilled sea bass. One of... More 

Thank BarbB16612
Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Its a big statement but its the truth. We stayed in Santa Margherita for two nights Friday and Sat. This restaurant was recommended by the restaurant workers and it did not disappoint. Half way through our meal Friday night we booked the last table available for the following night. It is a family owned and run and I have never... More 

1 Thank Groves06
London, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Lovely people and an amazing chef. The starters, fish main courses and desserts were fantastic! Great presentation and delicious ! Very good house wine and only €6 for a half litre. We had a bit of a 'hiccup' with the bill but that was soon sorted out. Sunday night was quiet and we'll certainly go again next time we stay... More 

Thank highrollerreefing
Moscow, Russia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

If you'd like to have tasty food (fish, meat, etc.) - come here. Very peaceful atmosphere, very friendly owners, and a rose for a lady at the end of a visit... Wow!!

Thank iapt
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

My husband and I visited La Paranza our first night in Santa Margherita. Our hotel suggested it. The food was extremely delicious. We started with the fish salad and mussels and then I had the pesto pasta while he had the lemon chicken. We really enjoyed sitting outside and thought that the service was fast and the owner was very... More 

Thank Laura G
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

I have never written a bad review in my life, and I have never walked out of a restaurant in my life, but the rudeness and arrogance shown towards my husband and I made tonight the exception. We arrived and were seated. I was approached by an older man who appeared to be the owner/manager and I asked whether the... More 

3 Thank Nadia205
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

The location, the atmosphere, the staff, the food and the prices were all perfect. This was our best dinner in this town. They gifted a nice rose to my wife and offered me a grappa on the house after the dinner. We had a mixed salad, spaghetti with sea food (it is 28 euros for two, not 56), two deserts,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Jacopo Ruffini 46, 16038, Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Santa Margherita Ligure
  • Phone Number: +39 0185 283686

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