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Trattoria da Mario

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Piazza Garibaldi 23, 16035, Rapallo, Italy
+39 0185 51736
Thu - Tue 12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:00
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Malmo, Sweden
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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. Had the creme brûlée for dessert and it was also great. The flavors and service... More 

Thank Saraelize
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 owner) who clearly knew her business. My seafood pasta was excellent, cooked al dente as... More 

Thank Elaina N
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 definitely recommend that you have a meal here. The gentleman seated on the table next... More 

Thank Vanessa O
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 was the homemade honey! Such a nice place and recommended!

Thank Sanja M
Brussels, Belgium
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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
Aurora, Indiana
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170 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 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 was very fresh . We started with the mussels , bread and wine before our... More 

Thank Ciaojimi
Brighton, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 8 October 2016

Just don't bother, the setting was nice, but it's also nice for all the other fantastic restaurants in Rapallo. The food was terrible and ridiculously overpriced. My prawns were average at best, just being large seemed enough of a selling point for Trattoria da Mario to plate it up, they were bland and unappealing. They were also full of extra... More 

Thank Jordan_the_eater
TrattoriadaMario, Proprietario at Trattoria da Mario, responded to this review

My version of the story: the deep fried dish ordered by the gentle couple was made of some fish, calamari and prawns. The young lady called me saying that she couldn't eat the fish because it has bones, and couldn't eat the prawns because she didn't want to peel them. Well, fish has bones (surprise!) and we use the small... More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Very nice trotoria, the menu is limited. The food is good and testy. Very good service and the stuff are visible all the time. They insist to tell them about problems with any specific food include gloten.

Thank Gal S
Barrie, Canada
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We ordered house wine (red) which was not our favorite for sure. Both of our dishes were ok but not very memorable. The best part was service.

Thank BeataEwa
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I dined here two nights in a row! The mussels and spaghetti and clams are unmatched in the area! Very authentic, and romantic. It was perfect. Definitely worth going, and very reasonably priced!!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?