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…
Modern Italian in La Spezia

Vicolo Intherno

Take a seat around chunky wooden tables beneath beamed ceilings at this buzzing Slow Food–affiliated restaurant and wash down the torte di verdure (Ligurian vegetable pie), stockfish or roast beef with local vintage…
Traditional Italian in San Remo


This cosy, brightly lit place lined with wine bottles overflows with locals tucking into homemade traditional dishes such as pesto-doused pasta; the most genial host in town.
Trattoria in Genoa

Trattoria della Raibetta

Totally typica Genoese food can be found in the family-run joints hidden in the warren of streets near the cathedral. This, a snug trattoria with a low brick-vaulted ceiling, serves regional classics such as trofiet…
Seafood in Manarola

Marina Piccola

A shoal of fish dishes, including some tasty antipasti like soppressata di polpo (sliced boiled octopus) are served up here along with right-by-the-sea-views.
Modern Italian in Riomaggiore

La Lampara

There are always lots of tourists here, but you won't feel like one as the service is so genuinely personable. Fish dishes predominate, though the pizza and pasta al pesto are also made with care.
Modern Italian in Riomaggiore

Dau Cila

Perched within pebble-lobbing distance of Riomaggiore's wee harbour, Dau Cila is a smart, kitsch-free zone, and specialises in classic seafood and hyper-local wines. Pair the best Cinque Terre whites with cold plate…
Italian in Savona

Vino e Farinata

To enter this place in the cobbled centre, you'll have to walk past the two ancient chefs: one shovelling fish into a wood-fired oven and the other mixing up batter in a barrel-sized whisking machine. The result: Li…
Osteria in Finale Ligure

Osteria ai Cuattru Canti

Simple and good Ligurian specialities are cooked up at this rustic place in Finalborgo's historic centre.
Cafe in San Remo

Caffè Ducale

Italian panache with an added dash of San Remo swankiness make this elegant cafe-enoteca-salon de thé one of the most refined joints east of the Côte d'Azur. Enjoy a few aperitivi under the weighty chandeliers befor…