Restaurants

Top Choice Seafood in Genoa

Il Marin

Eating by the water often means a compromise in quality, but Eataly's 3rd-floor fine-dining space delivers both panoramic port views and Genoa's most innovative seafood menu. Rustic wooden tables, Renzo Piano–blesse…
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

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…
Top Choice Trattoria in Genoa

Trattoria Rosmarino

Rosmarino cooks up the standard local specialities, yes, but the straightforwardly priced menu has an elegance and vibrancy that sets it apart. With two nightly sittings, there's always a nice buzz (though there are…
Ligurian in Savona

Casa della Panizza

This is the real deal – a perpetually busy back alley kitchen where salt cod or borage fritelle (fritters), panizza and farinata from both chickpea and chestnut flour are fried before your eyes and the banter flies …
Modern Italian in Dolceaqua

Casa e Bottega

Join the fashionably dressed French-border hoppers at this stylishly bucolic, all-day restaurant, cafe, homewares shop and general village epicentre. Lunch and dinner dishes are fresh, bold reworkings of local dishe…
Trattoria in Genoa

Trattoria Da Maria

Brace yourself for lunchtime mayhem. This is a totally authentic, if well touristed, workers' trattoria and there's much squeezing into tiny tables, shouted orders and a fast and furious succession of plates plonked…
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…
Ligurian in Lerici, San Terenzo & Tellaro

RedFish Cafe

You can sit in the little dining room of this busy place, but if it's a warm day try tosnare one of their outside tables, half a block down the street on the port. There's a short menu of pastas – squid ink, seafood…