Restaurants

Top Choice Osteria in Livorno

La Barrocciaia

Locals speak of La Barrocciaia with reverence – partly because of a homely interior that’s alive with banter, but also because of the simple but superb food. The menu fluctuates, with stews often majoring on wild bo…
Top Choice Seafood in Livorno

L'Ancora

L'Ancora's canalside terrace is the white-hot ticket in good weather, though settling for a table in the 17th-century, barrel-ceilinged, brick boat house is hardly a hardship. You can get cacciucco here, but the car…
American in Livorno

Surfer Joe's Diner

What a burst of dynamism this zesty surf bar on the seafront adds to Livorno's drinking and dining scene. American burgers, onion rings, pancakes and smoothies form its culinary core; 1950s diner is its 'look'; and …
Tuscan in Livorno

Cantina Nardi

They've been in business since 1965, so the friendly Nardis know a thing or three about cooking up hearty, wholly affordable Tuscan fare served with fabulous wine. As much enoteca as Slow Food–hailed restaurant, the…
Market in Livorno

Mercato Centrale

For foodie nirvana, get lost in Livorno's magnificent late-19th-century Mercato Centrale, a 95m-long neoclassical food market that miraculously survived Allied WWII bombing. Arresting both gastronomically and archit…
Osteria in Livorno

Cantina Senese

Food- and value-conscious harbour workers are the first to fill the long wooden tables at this wonderfully unpretentious eatery, with neighbourhood families arriving later. Ordering is frequently done via faith in y…
Seafood in Livorno

Osteria del Mare

The list of secondi is almost purely fish at this smart old-world osteria near the water. The traditional, home-style cooking lures the punters: many opt for the signature riso nero (black rice) and the catch of the…
Market in Livorno

Mercato di Piazza Cavallotti

Every Saturday morning, the Mercato di Piazza Cavallotti transforms the otherwise quiet square into a sea of open-air stalls full of baby violet artichokes, golden courgette flowers, hot red peppers and seasonal fru…