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“fine Italian culture”
Review of Loano YCML - CLOSED

Loano YCML
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 3 June 2014

I had the opportunity to dine at Zeffirino and let me just say it was amazing!! from the moment we entered the restaurant, it was excellent service great food the staff are really friendly yet very professionally. I went there with my husband and my 5 year old son who can be quite rambunctious. fortunately Zeffirino restaurant was well equipped for such situations. I was really impressed with the kids corner an designated for only children and lots of distractions which kept our son busy for long enough so that my husband and I could take in the view and that magical atmosphere.
Compliments to the management and staff of Zeffirino thank you for a wonderful experience.
we look forward to dining with you all again
Henderson Family

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Reviewed 19 August 2013

We have been visiting the beautiful Liguria region on our yacht for more than twenty-five years and, throughout this time, we have been witnessing general decline in the quality of restaurants in different marinas of this paradise on earth (unfortunately, this trend is visible also in marinas of other parts of Italy, of the French Riviera and even those on the Spanish coast). We had heard of the completion of the new marina in Loano - and we have been eagerly awaiting the opportunity of experiencing this new establishment "on our own skin".

Our last stop before arriving in Loano was the Carlo Riva Marina in Rapallo, a place that used to have a very good (if simple) restaurant where we had spent many pleasant culinary moments over the past years. Today, the same restaurant serves unbelievably mediocre concoctions - and its only local competition is a restaurant above the yacht club that offers its unfortunate customers "fish-dishes" that taste more like some old hamburgers of indeterminable origin.

Well - at last, we sailed into the new marina in Loano - and hurried to the Zeffirino restaurant in its beautiful YCML building. The meals that arrived to our table literally took our breath away. The pasta with the most imaginative pesto sauce we have ever tasted, the lovely gnocchi with cream sauce, the unbelievable sea-food risotto, the gently steamed sea-bass - one dish after another dish a pure perfection, created with the clear understanding of the need for "classy gentleness" of tastes and aromas so that the character of the fresh materials used by the Chef would have the opportunity to dominate each meal - simply marvellous culinary experience indeed!

Looking at the new marina, we cannot help being deeply impressed by the style of this yacht haven, the obvious quality of construction, the organisation of the harbour, which is palpable everywhere at the moment when one arrives into it. We hope that this enterprise will be successful, rewarding the effort put into its creation. Having Zeffirino restaurant in its midst is reassuring: this culinary quality being a part of this marina is, in itself, a guarantee of a future success of this courageous enterprise.

Thank you Marina of Loano, thank you Marco Zeffirino!

Needless to say, we warmly and emphatically recommend Zeffirino restaurant to every seeker of culinary perfection: once you visit it, I am sure you will be coming back and back...

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