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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 Museum in Nervi

Wolfsoniana

Some 18,000 items from the period 1880–1945 are displayed in the Wolfson Collection, including paintings, sculptures, furniture, decorative arts, propaganda, everyday objects and industrial design. Absolute eye-cand…
Top Choice Osteria in Rapallo

uGiancu

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…
Villa in Santa Margherita

Villa Durazzo

This exquisitely turned-out mansion and gardens, part of a 16th-century castle complex, overlooks the sea. You can take an aromatic stroll among lemon trees, hydrangea and camellia hedges, and other flora typical of…
Church in San Fruttuoso

Abbazia di San Fruttuoso di Capodimonte

The hamlet's sensitively restored Benedictine abbey was built as a final resting place for Bishop St Fructuosus of Tarragona, martyred in Spain in AD 259. It was rebuilt in the mid-13th century with the assistance o…
Bakery in Camogli

Revello

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

Bansin

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…