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Ristorante La Cucina

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Piazza Camillo Benso Conte di Cavour 7, 18010 Santo Stefano al Mare, Italy
+39 0184 485040
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Santa Barbara
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved our dinner at La Cucina. Authentic Ligurian cuisine - seafood lovers rejoice, this is the Italian Riviera and the local specialties are centered on the offerings from the sea. The service was friendly and prompt, every single dish was delicious. We walked in on a quiet night in the middle of the week and were not disappointed. I... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016

We stumbled into this "ristorante" after a long walk on the magnificent beach. Take away the French Riviera - the Italian is more - of everything... Anyway - our gamble was rewarded by a great meal, fresh and cooked to perfection (veal, fish, veggies and wonderful desserts). Too bad we'll probably never be again in the area...

Thank marni390
Cork, Ireland
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130 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Four of us dropped in for dinner. No spaces on the outside but plenty of room inside. Mainly fish on offer - particularly limited on starters and pasta if you are not a fish lover. We had a prawn salad (very nice), smoked meat and a mixed "smoked fish and meat platter" to start (one skipped the starters). The smoked... More 

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Contes, France
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32 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

We were greeted by waiting staff who gradually unbent as I tried my recently acquired but limited Italian. I had tuna steak seared and presented as tagliata on a bed of rocket. Simply the best tuna I have eaten since leaving Tokyo. My friend had a really REALLY tasty dish of baby cuttlefish and artichokes, fantastico! We live behind Nice... More 

Thank milady06
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89 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2015

Delicious selection on antipasti Food is freshly cooked and fresh All our dishes were good and saw many others I would have liked to eat Fritto misto looked good and well cooked local fish Found the staff the least charming of any encountered on our trip but would put up with it for the food!

Thank Tradingplaces
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 August 2015

The title says it all, a simple menu but very good and tasty food. Had we not eaten there on our last evening at Santo Stefano, we would probably have gone again.

Thank Serge T
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2015 via mobile

Home feeling , home made pasta. Simply good food portioned right for a fair price. Wish i had a restaurant like this one back home.

Thank Imre17
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2014 via mobile

Nice sea food, especially the lasagne and the deserts (recommended by the waiter). Nice personnel very helpful in helping you with the wine

Thank Eric A
Frankfurt, Germany
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2013

Claudio is a great chef and we have been going there for many years and have never been disappointed! The fish antipasti are great, so is all the rest! There is a dehors section but when its very hot one might want to sit inside in the air conditioning! The portions are exactly right...I was perplexed at another review saying... More 

Thank fraucoco
The Hague, The Netherlands
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2013

During our short stay in Liguria we discovered (amongst many 'tourist' restaurants) this original Italian spot. Nice dishes, good wine-list.

Thank Criticus_12

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Restaurant Details

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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza Camillo Benso Conte di Cavour 7, 18010 Santo Stefano al Mare, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Santo Stefano al Mare
  • Phone Number: +39 0184 485040

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