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Ligurian in Portofino

Ristorante Puny

Puny's harbourside location is the one you've come to Portofino for and the owners treat everyone like they're a visiting celeb. The food sticks loyally to Ligurian specialities, especially seafood.
Ligurian in Portofino

Caffè Excelsior

A fashionable eatery overlooking the port, Caffè Excelsior is a good perch with romantic outdoor booths – where Greta Garbo used to hide behind dark glasses – serving up octopuses and prawns.
Wine Bar in Portofino


A serious wine shop with simple tables right on the waterfront for your nightly aperitivo. It's a yachties' favourite.
Castle in Portofino

Castello Brown

A flight of stairs signposted 'Salita San Giorgio' leads from the harbour and past the Chiesa di San Giorgio to Portofino's unusual castle, a 10-minute walk altogether (do confirm it's open with the tourist office b…
Pizza in Portofino

Pizzeria El Portico

Wander a block from the harbour and pizzas can be procured for under €10. You can also enjoy dishes such as octopus salad, vongole (clams) and Genovese favourites on chequered tablecloths outside.