Riviera di Levante restaurants

Top Choice Trattoria in Camogli

La Cucina di Nonna Nina

In the leafy heights of San Rocco di Camogli you’ll find the only Slow Food–recommended restaurant along the coast, named for grandmother Nina, whose heirloom recipes have been adapted with love by Paolo Delphin. Yo…
Top Choice Osteria in Rapallo


About 5km inland in the hamlet of San Massimo di Rapallo, this cult restaurant is run by comic-book collector Fausto Oneto, and half of his collection decorates the walls. Away from the coast, the cooking focuses on…
Bakery in Camogli


If you're not on a mission to taste-test every town's focacceria, Revello is a suitably respectable choice if you had to choose just one. Pick up slices of their focaccia di Recco – a slightly flaky variety stuffed …
Seafood in Camogli

Da Paolo

Up a back lane from the waterfront, stylish Da Paolo has the town's best fish and seafood, all fresh off the boats and done in a variety of simple local styles. Order fish by the etto (100g) or plates of scampi or s…
Seafood in Santa Margherita

L'Altro Eden

A seafood place right on the docks, yes, but this grey-and-white streamlined vaulted space is a maritime kitsch-free zone. Romantic and cosy on colder evenings, outside tables are right by the boats in summer. Fish …
Trattoria in Rapallo


Ligurian comfort food – salt cod fritters, chickpea soup, spinach-stuffed pasta with walnut sauce, mussels gratin – gets served up here with a minimum of fuss and not just a little bit of love. Lunch menus, with two…
Seafood in Nervi

Bagni Blue Marlin

Part natural rock formation, part whitewashed concrete, this little place juts right out into the Med, making for an utterly magical spot to spritz a sunset away or snaffle up snap-fried anchovies in a paper cone. I…
Seafood in Rapallo

Vecchia Rapallo

Seafood is the star here, and it's done well with the occasional creative touch. House-made stuffed pastas have particular appeal – snapper ravioli comes with beetroot and prawn sauce, while a chard-filled variety i…
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.