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Review of Bastian Contrario

Bastian Contrario
Ranked #1 of 212 Restaurants in Finale Ligure
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2014 via mobile

All the great reviews are true. This place is super friendly and the food is excellent. The staff are incredibly gracious and really care to explain the menu and be sure that you love the food. There are interesting local dishes that are wonderful. Seafood is fresh and well prepared. The meat looked and smelled awesome, though we did not try it (yet). Just do yourself a favour and go there.

But also, be sure to look left before stepping out the door after dinner, directly into an oncoming car. The place is right on the road and could easily be your last meal if you're not careful. At least you would die satisfied.

Visited July 2014
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Singapore, Singapore
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Fabulous meal”
Reviewed 8 July 2014 via mobile

Thanks to Tripadvisor we got to know about this place. When we got there, the place looked like a hole in the wall. But once we went inside, we felt very welcomed and cosy. All the staff were super friendly. Service was friendly and good. Food was just wonderful. We didn't feel like visitors at all in the restaurants. They made us feel like regular customers. They didn't charge our daughter's kid's size pizza. And the bill came to 65.50 and we got 5 back so we thought it was such a fresh mentality they have instead of giving us all small change like most places waiting for a tip. We would certainly come back again and again.

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Level 5 Contributor
80 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“What a fantastic find! Thanks TripAdvisor raters!”
Reviewed 6 July 2014

When we arrived outside we were pretty apprehensive. We were not sure if the Sat Nav was playing tricks again, as the building it pointed to did not really look like a thriving restaurant. How wrong! When we followed the few others from the car park in we found ourselves very lucky to have reservations... it was really full. And for one reason - the wonderful food. Our super helpful host explained the ample choices and helped us choose. The best ravioli ever - and a great price at about 12 euro. However the steak was even better. All round - could not recommend more. Will hopefully return.

  • Visited July 2014
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Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“I love this restaurant”
Reviewed 5 July 2014 via mobile

Our friends recommended this place and it was amazing. The food was so great and so were the people. Authentic and amazing. Go check it out for yourself. Best restaurant in finale!!!

Thank Sean N
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Stockholm, Sweden
1 review
“Great hidden pearl”
Reviewed 20 May 2014

You have to talk to the locals to find it. Hidden along a frequented road but inside you are met with smiles, super service, excellent grilled meat and local plates, and a warm atmosphere. Rustique, noisy, stressed, simple but REALLY good place. Far from the cliché tourist traps on the piazzas of famous citys or too snobby and fancy places with regular boring menues. Enjoy and feel the love of truel Italian restaurant culture.

  • Visited May 2014
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