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La Paranza

Via Jacopo Ruffini 46, 16038, Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy
+39 0185 283686
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“fish ravioli” (5 reviews)
“fritto misto” (3 reviews)
“salad” (5 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
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Via Jacopo Ruffini 46, 16038, Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a charming little restaurant just steps off the waterfront in Santa Margherita Ligure! Our hotel (see my review of Villa Anita) recommended it, and they were right. The key here is that this is clearly a place run by a family, with attention paid...More

Thank WPHS57
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

All the members of the family who run this business have great personalities and obviously love their roles in this very special restaurant; and the chef must be extraordinary. I wrote a 5 star review last September and we have been for 2 dinners during...More

Thank highrollerreefing
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent food where everything is made to perfection and lots of love... Th marinated sardines were excellent, the spaghetti with tomato sauce was soooo good that I had to eat it from some of my kids plate. Th grilled fish is so simple and fresh...More

Thank Samual98
Reviewed 18 May 2017

After trying other places in the area we discovered this gem of a restaurant. We ate here twice and found the food to be of a high standard, plentiful and delicious. Our waitress was charming and very attentive. The little touches of a free amuse...More

Thank walkersBournemouth
Reviewed 5 May 2017

The best restaurant we went to in Santa Margherita. Family owned and run it was charming in a most warm, welcoming way. Excellent food, lovely atmosphere, good location. Menu is focussed heavily on fish but the pasta and veal was excellent too. Wine was inexpensive...More

Thank 1941bigjohn
Reviewed 19 April 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and evening at La Paranza. The owners went out of their way to make us feel welcome and at home, and a plus that the food was very good. I had homemade gnochi (small potato dumplings) for starters that was...More

Thank Reston101
Reviewed 19 February 2017 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...More

Thank lismc
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...More

Thank grantn10
Reviewed 29 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...More

Thank Laurie15
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...More

Thank BarbB16612
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
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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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