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 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…
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…
Trattoria in Monterosso

Trattoria da Oscar

Behind Piazza Matteoti, in the heart of the old town, this vaulted dining room is run by a young, friendly team and attracts a strong local crowd. The town's famed anchovies dominate the menu; whether you go for the…
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…
Italian in Savona

Vino e Farinata

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

La Berlocca

On one of the old city's nicest streets, this one-time farinata shop has a hand-written menu of Ligurian standards – tripe, stockfish with pine nuts and potatoes – as well as fresh and inventive dishes like smoked g…
Italian in San Remo

Cuvèa

This cosy, brightly lit place lined with wine bottles overflows with locals tucking into homemade traditional dishes such as pesto-doused pasta; it also has the most genial host in town.
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.
Osteria in Cinque Terre

Luchin

It really is worth stopping in to centuries-old Luchin to sample its peerless farinata, baked over olive wood in copper pans. Modestly they’ll say they don’t serve anything ‘unique’, just authentic Genovese dishes. …