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“Come Here for Local Food”
Review of Osteria MEZZALUNA

Osteria MEZZALUNA
Ranked #14 of 193 Restaurants in Alassio
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$23 - US$51
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 24 April 2018

A great setting hidden down an alley but very near the seafront. Seemed traditional from the menu and decor. Our waiter spoke all our languages, lucky for us as Italian isn’t one of them. A cover charge of €3 each for bread and water seemed steep but the bread basket was the best and most varied we’d ever seen and water was sparkling if you wanted.
Starting with a couple of glasses of fizz, we shared two lovely, tasty starters of warm bruschetta – Mediterranean with cheese, anchovies, tomato and Tonnarella with tuna, cheese and anchovies (we like cheese and anchovies!). This was followed by two fantastic pasta mains: Pignurin with squid, octopus, shrimp, prawns, mussels, clams and cherry tomatoes was awesome and Tonnarotta with tuna, fresh tomato, olives, and capers was was equally tasty. For each dish and each type of fish the flavours shone through.
A bottle of local Mataossu recommended by the waiter was a perfect match. Dessert was one of the most innovative we’ve had - shared Fruttini which was fruit filled ice cream. Apple and walnut were very memorable.
The only strange thing was that the advertised music, part of the reason for coming here, was a guy talking for ages and not playing much and when he did it was Edith Piaf, Gipsy Kings and Guantanamera, none of which were Italian. Nevertheless it was a memorable evening in a great restaurant.

Date of visit: March 2018
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Thank Foodange
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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

In a small pathway near the sea. Internally you will find a nice fisherman environment with lot of typical items and old photographs.
Local Ligurian cuisine, do not miss minestrone con pesto and a variety of bruschette, toasted bread with dressings based on vegetables and fish. Superb tagliolini with seafood and grilled tuna. Great desserts with sorbet, cake and liquor. Local live soft music in piano bar style very good and not imposing. Great service.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Carlo M
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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Had a brilliant lunch here. Walked in to escape the cold drizzle and didn't know what to expect but it was great. We were with 2 kids who were given activity pads and a special children's meal. Our food was great; seafood pasta very fresh, excellent choice of wine. Would highly recommend!

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Louisa G
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Reviewed 1 February 2018

Stumbled across this little atmospheric place by accident - really glad we did. Had an evening meal which was accompanied by a great selection of delicious breads. The seafood ravioli was the special & was lovely as were the desserts. There happened to be some live music on the night we were there which added further to the ambience. If I had any negativity it was that the waiter & waitress were not particularly engaging, but were efficient.

Date of visit: January 2018
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Thank clairek299
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Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

We went here for our anniversary dinner. It was such a lovely little restaurant! The food was great and the staff were so friendly. The live music makes such a lovely atmosphere... we really enjoyed this and would love to go back!

Date of visit: October 2017
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