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…
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 …
Seafood in Manarola

Da Aristide

Up the hill, not far from the train station, Aristide has tables in an old village house and in a bright, modern marque terrace on the square. Order a few of the heaped plates of stuffed anchovies or lemon-doused gr…
Seafood in Nervi

Bagni Blue Marlin

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

Miky

If you're looking for something a little more elegant than a seafront fry-up, Miky does a seasonal fish menu in a moody, modern dining room. Booking ahead is advised. If you miss out on a table, casual beach-side ta…
Seafood 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…
Seafood in Camogli

La Bossa di Mario

You’ll drink your fill of over 130 fine local and Italian wines in this elegant bar. To accompany them, choose something off the seasonal menu, such as Camogli tuna on a bed of the sweetest vine tomatoes, or the raw…
Seafood in Manarola

Il Porticciolo

One of several restaurants lining the main route down to the harbour, this is a popular spot for an alfresco seafood feast. Expect seaside bustle and a fishy menu featuring classic crowd-pleasers such as spaghetti w…
Seafood in Monterosso

Ristorante Belvedere

With tables overlooking the beach, this unpretentious seafood restaurant is a good place to try the local bounty. Start with penne con scampi (pasta tubes with scampi) before diving into a rich zuppa di pesce (fish …