Located on the docks of Savona’s harbour, this sober restaurant has a cosy and pleasant atmosphere, with characteristic brick walls; the owner reserves a warm and professional welcome to all his guests, and during the summer some tables are added outdoor, in Rebagliati square. The name “Gattafura” is inspired by a traditional Genoese savoury pie containing chards, fresh cheese, and mint. The cuisine is traditional, typical of this territory, with several fish dishes. An example are the starters, such as king prawns with bacon, octopus with potatoes, stock fish in the brandacujun version, and trawl line tartare. Among the first courses, we strongly recommend squid ink ravioli with mussel filling, and the gnocchetti (smaller gnocchi) with monkfish. Other flavourful options are the seafood fried mix, and the mussels, clam, and shellfish mix; but also, whichever fish is available on the day, served with a side of vegetables form the garden. The a la carte menu changes weekly, in line with the inspiration of the chef, and with the availability of fresh ingredients. It is also possible to enjoy meaty options, of a fine quality, and well prepared. The desserts are always homemade. The wines mostly represent the local area, but some offers are included from other Italian regions, such as the Piedmontese Timorasso. The value for money is fair: average price of 40 Euros per person.
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