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70 Rue Laalouj, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
+ 212 (0) 24 47 35 55
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London, United Kingdom
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144 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were getting fed up of Moroccan food and wanted a change. Silvestro's Italian food was just the ticket! Delicious pasta and pizza - wine also very nice.

Thank rb_ldn
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39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was scrumptious and the ambiance was warm and open, heightened by the decor. Enjoyed the semi-open kitchen experience. Tried the Moroccan wine (a cabernet) and was pleasantly surprised.

Thank N_bay_tk
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my friend here for dinner as the pasta is really great and their is a good choice of wine list too! However be warned a glass of wine is more like half a bottle. The seafood pasta is great and I had gnocchi as good as ones I've had in Italy. Worth a visit,

Thank Sarahatwatford
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is always annoying when people complain about slow service. Get there early or be patient! As soon as you walk up the stairs you are in a stylish restaurant with the kitchen on view. All meals are cooked freshly so there may well be a short delay in service. Sit back enjoy the wine and the ambience. The Occo... More 

Thank Russell B
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Upstairs in the medina, Silvestro's dining room transports you to authentic italy and the dishes were on par with many i tasted in Italy, plus it wasn't expensive. The staff are friendly, warm and efficient, service was excellent, and it's a nice place to have a drink with your meal (many restaurants in Essaouira don't serve alcohol) Definitely recommend it... More 

Thank Tryptype
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Ok, when I knew I was going to Morocco I didnt expect having the best italian food I have ever eaten, considering I've been in Italy and in many italian restaurants around the world. We were recomended this restaurant by the owner of our hotel. So glad we tried. Please, do yourself a favour and order the gorgonzole gnocci. Pasta... More 

Thank Laura T
Reykjavik, Iceland
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

I am out of words! That was the best food I had in my Morocco trip. We could have been in a little family owned restaurant somewhere in Toscana. We had three different courses and they where all great. Simple and not trying to be anything else. I want to go back (now)!

Thank evroputur
Reykjavik, Iceland
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

I loved everything about this place and I just can't stop thinking about the spinach gnocchi that I had and the pizza was excellent!

Thank astajuliat
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86 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Very good pasta carbonara & gnocchi gorgonzola! My escalope e fungi was excellent - the accompanying potatoes sadly a little cold. The shared wood fired pizza prosciutto con fungi was very good - the fungi needed a little cooking though & some genorosity with the olio but I've had a lot worse even in Italy! A couple of Italian wines... More 

Thank tshields
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Silvestro is the place we usually enjoy in Essaouira for its pizza and pasta. We recommend the pizza 4 cheese and the garlic spaghetti, the best outside Italia.Highly recommended.

Thank Franck_Domi78

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 70 Rue Laalouj, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
  • Location: Africa  >  Morocco  >  Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region  >  Essaouira
  • Phone Number: + 212 (0) 24 47 35 55
Quelques marches à grimper et vous voici totalement dépaysé. La vue des antipasti, fromages et vins d’Italie ouvrent l’appétit. Silvestro, en chef italien qui se respecte, veille jalousement à l’authenticité de sa cuisine. Les pâtes sont faites maison, les pizzas croustillantes, cuites au feu de bois et les produits tels fromages, prosciutto, huile d’olive et café importés. Cela donne une carte riche et variée à savourer dans l’atmosphère chaleureuse d’une salle toujours pleine d’une clientèle fidèle

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?