Restaurants in Portofino + the Italian Riviera

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The restaurant (formerly named La Bitta nella Pergola) has Genoa's only Michelin star. Order the roasted branzino, thickly sliced and served skin-up... Read More

This stone hut set directly on the water west of the city has been serving lunch and dinner in the same place for 210 years and Gianni Malagoli has... Read More

Hidden off a blind alley, the Antica Osteria di Vico Palla looks like it hasn’t changed in a century, though its current incarnation dates back... Read More

In a village without a butcher's shop or a school, the hub of life is a 95-year-old bakery that serves freshly baked Ligurian focaccia, topped with... Read More

You may have to compete with celebs, such as Denzel Washington and Giorgio Armani, for one of the 15 outdoor tables on Puny’s patio, but... Read More

The ricciola, a fish similar to pompano, is topped with wafer-thin potatoes soaked in olive oil, ringed by olives, then baked in a very hot oven. Read More

This restaurant is located in the five-star Hotel Splendido, a former 16th-century monastery overlooking Portofino’s bay. Sit on the outdoor patio... Read More

Come in for salsa di noci (a walnut-cream sauce combined only with pansotti pasta) and savory tarts. Read More

Focaccia col formaggio is Recco’s most famous, and one verifiably indigenous, dish. It consists of two layers of papery dough sandwiching... Read More

Come for the best plain focaccia. Read More

Luca Collami's restaurant feels like an exclusive private club. Sugarello—a kind of mackerel—is served raw with basil oil, chopped olive,... Read More

The scent of fresh basil from the chef’s made-to-order pesto greets you as you enter the hole-in-the-wall near the San Fruttuoso Abbey (a half... Read More

The only place to go for focaccia with cheese. Read More

Dine on traditional Ligurian food while taking in the stunning views of the coast. Read More

When the VIP crowd gets to be too much, Portofinesi decamp to the family-run trattoria. For all the shipping memorabilia on the walls, there’s no... Read More

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