Restaurants

Seafood in Monterosso

Ristorante Belvedere

With tables overlooking the beach, this unpretentious seafood restaurant is a good place to try the local bounty. Start with penne con scampi (pasta tubes with scampi) before diving into a rich zuppa di pesce (fish …
Ligurian in Riomaggiore

Colle del Telegrafo

Perched on a ridge south of Riomaggiore, where the old telegraph line used to be strung, the views from the Colle del Telegrafo are spectacular. But they don’t overshadow the carefully prepared dishes of pasta with …
Trattoria in Monterosso

Trattoria da Oscar

Behind Piazza Matteoti, in the heart of the old town, this vaulted dining room is run by a young, friendly team and attracts a strong local crowd. The town's famed anchovies dominate the menu; whether you go for the…
Seafood in Manarola

Marina Piccola

A number of fish dishes, including some tasty antipasti such as soppressata di polpo (sliced boiled octopus) are served up here along with right-by-the-sea views. There's a great list of Cinque Terre DOCs from both …
Seafood in Riomaggiore

Dau Cila

Perched within pebble-lobbing distance of Riomaggiore's wee harbour, Dau Cila is a smart, kitsch-free zone, and specialises in classic seafood and hyper-local wines. Pair the best Cinque Terre whites with cold plate…
Seafood in Monterosso

Miky

If you're looking for something a little more elegant than a seafront fry-up, Miky does a seasonal fish menu in a moody, modern dining room. Booking ahead is advised. If you miss out on a table, casual beach-side ta…
Seafood in Manarola

Il Porticciolo

One of several restaurants lining the main route down to the harbour, this is a popular spot for an alfresco seafood feast. Expect seaside bustle and a fishy menu featuring classic crowd-pleasers such as spaghetti w…
Seafood in Vernazza

Gambero Rosso

If you've been subsisting on focaccia, Gambero's house specials – tegame di Vernazza (anchovies with baked potatoes and tomatoes), skewered baby octopus or stuffed mussels – will really hit the spot. Bookings recomm…
Seafood in Vernazza

Gianni Franzi

Traditional Cinque Terre seafood (mussels, seafood, ravioli and lemon anchovies) has been served up in this harbourside trattoria since the 1960s. When it comes to seafood this fresh, if it's not broken, don't fix i…
Modern Italian in Riomaggiore

La Lampara

There are always lots of tourists here but you won't feel like one as the service is so genuinely personable. Fish dishes predominate, though the pizza and pasta al pesto are also made with care.