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Restaurants in Portofino

They’re still Italian, but restaurants in Portofino offer a lot more than just good pasta. Ligurian cuisine focuses on herbs (pesto originated in nearby Genoa) and lots of fresh seafood. Just like the hotels, Portofino restaurants can run to the pricey side, but they are certainly memorable. (Just reserve your table head of time.) Feast and relax at some of the best restaurants in Portofino.

Ristorante da Puny is a Portofino restaurant known for its Ligurian seafood dishes, such as the baked mini octopus with herbs, as well as simple dishes such as handmade pappardelle pasta with tomato and pesto. 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 fortunately, there are another 14 tables inside. La Terrazza is located in the five-star Hotel Splendido. The specialties at this classic Portofino restaurant include sea bream with potatoes, black olives, and pine nuts; and cappuccino cream with whipped meringue sauce. For a snack or simple meal, head to Canale, a century-year-old bakery. It serves freshly baked Ligurian focaccia, topped with onions or cheese. Its pastries (miniature meringues, macaroons) are irresistible, too.

  • Canale

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    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... More
  • Da Puny

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    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 fortunatel... More
  • La Terrazza

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar Dollar
    This restaurant is located in the five-star Hotel Splendido, a former 16th-century monastery overlooking Portofino’s bay. Sit on the outdoor patio ... More
  • Ristorante da Giorgio

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    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-hour... More
  • Trattoria Concordia

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    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 s... More
  • Trattoria Tripoli

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
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