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Il Bar Sotto Il Mare

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Via Michele Coppino 307, 55049 Viareggio, Italy
+39 0584 388107
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
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18:00 - 00:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 01:00
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Cipieres, France
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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

My family and I stayed down in Viareggio over the new year and as a family we ate twice here! As I work here I suggested we book early, it opens at 6 and generally locals don't eat that early! Service was excellent, however the food does take a long time to arrive but is well worth the wait! I... More 

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762 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 278 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

Back here again on holiday Still one of my all time favourite bars This time we ate as well as drinking What a lovely Sunday lunch of tuna carpaccio and roast potatoes Of course accompanied by white wine and grappa

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William F, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Il Bar Sotto Il Mare, responded to this review

It is very nice to hear that you chose to come back to us! We will be happy to see you again in the future. More 

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Reviewed 23 February 2016 via mobile

Buonissimo!!! Abbiamo mangiato fritto ..........Buonissimooooo.. Very good dinner . The best ! Quiet and peaceful !

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Chester, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2015

We came across this little gem at the port end of Viareggio. It is not touristy, has a very varied menu and excellent wines at very reasonable prices. The restaurant looks a bit tired and dingy but don't be put off. The food, especially the seafood, is fantastic and excellent value. The Maître 'd was delightful and loved saying 'Thank... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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171 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2015 via mobile

Was very happy to see good ol' steak, egg & chips on the menu. Steak was cooked perfectly & of good quality. Only downside is that the meal was very overpriced. Definitely won't hurry back.

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Reviewed 27 December 2014

...otherwise your time spent in Viareggio will be wasted and meaningless! No, really, it is one hell of an authentic seaport tavern that has everything it should have: fantastic seafood, a vast assortment of drinks, friendly and welcoming staff, cosy environment and walls covered with unsophisticated ornaments from all over the world. The best reason to visit "Il Bar Sotto... More 

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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
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Reviewed 21 March 2014 via mobile

Cold draft beer, great staff and owner! And also very good live music in some days of the week. The food on the restaurant is very local italian and the chef have great talent. In my point of view is the best place to go in Viarregio.

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1,119 reviews
762 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 278 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2014 via mobile

I am just reviewing the bar not the restaurant The atmosphere was superb.......and it was only a Saturday afternoon Excellent selection of drinks We were on the white wine Special mention must be made of the wonderful range of top class rums available

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2013

We went there on a Thursday night - excellent live jazz night! A wonderful place with a great bar for drinks before dinner then into the restaurant for wonderful food. I had the pasta with zucchini and prawns - delicious. Generous servings, perfectly cooked and wonderful flavors. It is truly unique to have a bar and restaurant in the same... More 

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Reviewed 7 September 2013

in a day and age when most places play "music" that sounds like a train wreck it was a nice experience to sit and eat some very good food while listening to classic american standards...it was a sat. afternoon and very peaceful. service was good and the food even better. lunch for one with one beer, one wine, a salad... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$27
Italian, Bar, Seafood, Mediterranean, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Cash Only
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Michele Coppino 307, 55049 Viareggio, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Lucca  >  Viareggio
  • Phone Number: +39 0584 388107
A charming period trattoria, originally a warehouse in Darsena featuring stone vaults and high ceilings. On fine days eat facing the historic waterfront of Darsena Europa and watch the busy activity.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?