Playa Manola

Restaurant and seaside resort on the Arma di Taggia promenade, an enchanted place in any season, completely made of white and blue wood, with wide windows and maritime style furnishing. A lighting environment both in the wintertime and in the summer season, when it is possible to remain outside in the wonderful porch. Ivan Lombardo’s restaurant offers a cuisine of the territory, mostly seafood, well cooked and presented with fantasy, like the appetizers served on many small plates staked like a pyramid. Among the appetizers an be enjoyed the brandacujun, stockfish and potatoes seasoned with garlic and oil, raw tuna and swordfish, among first course dishes seafood ravioli and swordfish tagliolini are very appreciated. Excellent is fried fish, delicate and tasty, flavourful are also meat and seafood grilled dishes, like “picanha”, a sirloin of Argentine meat. Must be tasted also the desserts, even made on the spot, like chocolate soufflé or Taggia fennel biscuit. Welcoming and available staff. Ideal for lunches and dinners for special occasions. Good selection of wines, especially from the territory. Ivan, the chef is well known charged with great positive Energy, goes around the tables to cheer customers and chatting with them.

La Cuvèa

A typical tavern located downtown Sanremo, cosy and comfortable, attended a lot by all the people from “Sanremo” as well as by the tourists that, after having tested the cuisine, come back with great pleasure. In the hall Andrea welcomes the customers with his smile and quickly presents the dishes of the day, always different that shall be all tried. The menu offered start from the small menu for 12 euro with a first course dish, a dessert, water, wine and coffee, if a second course dish replaces a first course one or an appetizer we reach 14 euro, and with 18 euro we can also get a first and second course dish with wine, water and coffee, adding a dessert we reach 22 euro, ending with 27 euro with a complete tasting menu. Among the appetizers we can always find fried anchovies and octopus with potatoes. Shall not be missed borage ravioli, specialty the house, pesto gnocchi or the highly scented minestrone. Among second course dishes guazzetto octopus or the classical Ligurian rabbit ore crust fish also prepared at Ligurian way, with olives and artichokes. Good selection of homemade cake, he excellent tarts, fruit cakes and cheesecakes. The right and balanced formula of genuine and local products, cooked with simplicity, represents an excellent solution for a real tavern with great value for money. Small is the list of wines with good presence of quality labels.

Salvo Cacciatori

The restaurant is a small traffic-free street in the center of Imperia. The restaurant, even from the outside, offers an elegant and refined atmosphere. The first dining room is large with classic decor and mood lighting, on the walls drawings by famous artists who have frequented the restaurant, on warmer days you can have dinner in the cellar downstairs. Enrico Calvi, young and passionate, Agostino’s nephew, who founded this restaurant in 1905, will welcome you with a smile and will recommend you. The tasting menu at 45 euro is preceded by three beautifully presented amuse-bouche, the appetizer is a bowl of veal with vegetable mixed pickles and pepper mayonnaise followed by a baked pumpkin with celeriac and Parmesan cheese, the first course is a delicious risotto with parsnip puree, crunchy roots, bruss and honey, followed by sea bass with shrimp bisque, seaweed salad, fennel and green apple. You can end with a Martine pear with red wine and eggnog. A la carte dishes such as the lamb buttons, butternut squash, milk of prescineusa (fresh Ligurian cheese), and among the second dishes we mention the Mulard duck breast and the rich local fish soup. Cuisine based on local, genuine products, such as the “Agostino” oil dedicated to his grandfather, a pioneer of the Mediterranean diet, and often cultivated in the family vegetable garden. Wide selection of wines, with prevalence of local labels. The price is about 60 euro.

Osteria del Rododendro

This osteria is located in the historic center of a splendid small village and it is managed by Grazia and her daughter Barbara. It offers authentic cuisine using local products which make up the “White Cuisine” a cuisine that’s called this way because of the use of ingredients such as potatoes, leeks, turnips, dairy and flour-based products which were eaten by the shepherds during the transhumance period. Their tasting menu is priced at 25 € and it is made up of 6 appetizers, three first courses, three seconds and a dessert. We recommend their pasta fagottini with thirteen wild herbs, the chef’s specialty as well as the fried rabbit bites, the eye of round braised in Ormeasco and the snails. There’s a good selection of cheeses served with homemade jams. Exquisite desserts such as chestnut and rum ice cream and licorice Bavarian cream. Both the olive oil and bread are produced on site. There’s a wide selection of local wines among which you’ll find the Ormeasco. Honest prices.Their menu prices range from € 25 to about € 30 and it is strictly seasonal.

Ristorante Colle Melosa

Located in a magical setting surrounded by the mountains and forest, the restaurant offers homemade traditional cuisine together with authentic ingredients and a warm welcome. The inn was re-opened in 2010 after having been closed for many years by Pierangelo Borfiga and his wife Laura, the third family generation to manage the historic “Locanda Colle Melosa”. A hike around these parts is always suggested in any season; the inn offers delicious dishes using local seasonal ingredients. During theme nights in the winter you can try their “bagna cauda nel fojòt” in its characteristic terracotta dish as well as the polenta and wild boar. You must try their ravioli with alpine herbs, the goat with beans and the lamb with artichokes. During the summer you should try the “gran pistou”, crushed grains with ham. You should also try their homemade desserts such as the bonet and apple cake. Wine from local producers such as Rossese or Ormeasco are available as well as wines from nearby Piemonte. There’s also the possibility of staying overnight but it’s best to book in advance. Tasting menu priced from 22 to 32 euro.

Villaggio dei Fiori

The Villaggio dei Fiori is an oasis of greenery and tranquility surrounded by pines and eucalyptus trees and includes mobile homes overlooking the sea. Here you can enjoy the sea, walk or cycle the splendid cycle path, that leads to the village. Tourists appreciate the cuisine of the restaurant, which is not for the exclusive use of the customers of the village, but also open to the public outside. It has a splendid and large room, made even more beautiful and welcoming by the recent renovation. Chef Flavio Ottonello offers international dishes and traditional Ligurian preparations in two tasting menus: “Village” with a first course, a second course and a drink for 16 € and “Gourmet” with a first course of fresh pasta, a second of fish, grilled or in mixed fried food and a drink, for € 21. On the menu a wide choice, with particular attention for celiacs, as well as tasty preparations for vegetarians and vegans. The pizza chef bakes real gourmet pizzas with doughs made with special flours, and is passionate about preparing exquisite desserts such as bitter orange tart as well as classic desserts such as tiramisu and panna cotta. The dining room staff, under the expert direction of the maître, is always attentive to the customer’s needs. The average price of a menu is 25 € excluding wines, with a fast and accurate service.

Ristorante Baia Azzurra

The philosophy of this restaurant, located straight on the beach, is: “few thing, but good ones”. Thanks to its position, and to a pleasant dehors, it is possible to eat “pied dans l’eau” all year round. Donato Piccirilli, the owner, welcomes each and every guest, recommending the dish of the day – often a fish dish, simple but also tasty, and (most importantly) light. As starters, you can find some delicious and renowned anchovies, thebrandacujun, and an octopus salad with local artichokes. Among the first courses, we recommend spaghetti with clam sauce and pesto dressing, or gnocchetti with squid; among the second courses, valuable options are the fritto misto and the fish grilled mix, both extremely fresh. The high quality of the ingredients, and the fact that the vegetables are all sourced locally, make this restaurant a safe bet, where you will feel pampered, in a familiar but curated environment. The tasting menu is priced 35 Euros and comprises a starter, first and second course (with sides), a dessert, drinks, and coffee. It is however also possible to opt for a la carte, choosing less courses and thus saving. There is also a children’s menu, as this restaurant is popular with families. From May to October the bath-house also opens, thus allowing for a full day of fun and relax. The wine list has a good selection of local and Piedmontese labels.

Ittiturismo M/B Patrizia

Reliable destination for those who want to taste the freshest fish and the famous Sanremo red prawns. Today, Alfonso Di Gerlando who descends from 3 generations of fishermen is the owner along with his wife of the fishing charter “Motorboat Patrizia“, which is the source of what is served in the restaurant in traditional and imaginative preparations. The menu of the Ittiturismo is based for 90% on the catch of the day and enhanced by the skilled hands of the Chef, who, with his staff, prepares the combinations of fish with local products supplied by direct growers and small farms. The restaurant is particularly bright and elegant, with large windows from which you can see the sea. On the menu we find the freshly caught raw ham (€ 33) and the seared squid with stracciatella, black garlic and pumpkin cream (€ 18) or the legume soup, squid and steamed mussels (€ 18). Among the first courses the unmissable Tagliolino with Sanremo red shrimp (23 €) or the Gnocchetti thyme, lemon with monkfish and crispy bacon (18 €). Among the main courses to taste the mixed fried fish (22 €), and the fillet of the local fish with citrus and mustard sauce (23 €). Absolutely to taste the homemade desserts such as the hazelnut cake, cold zabaglione and sanded hazelnuts or the persimmon cream, passion fruit, yogurt and meringue (€ 8). Wide choice of wines with selected labels.

Dalla Padella alla Brace

The restaurant is warm and welcoming and it faces the boardwalk of the charming small city. It has a modern and elegant open air space which can be used during all seasons; beautiful sea and town views can be enjoyed from inside the dining room which together with the beautiful decor make for a very pleasant atmosphere. Young chef Alessio chooses ingredients with care to prepare meat and fish creations with a steady hand. From their appetizers we recommend the farinata and codfish fritters together with the traditional brandacujun, the stockfish with oil and potatoes, the fried anchovies or an intriguing octopus carpaccio. From their first courses you should try their handmade fresh pastas with pestos or seafood or other imaginative fresh fish creations. Among their second courses which depend on the catch of the day we recommend their spectacular grilled fish, fried seafood or Sanremo shrimp. Interesting house desserts. Local selection of wines at honest prices. Excellent value for your money with a kind and attentive staff. You won’t be disappointed. A meal will cost you about 30 euro.

Ristorante Sarri

A sensorial experience of a great level is proposed by the chef Andrea Sarri. The restaurant is located in the small fishing village just outside Imperia. The interior of the restaurant is furnished in modern and essential wood, but refined and welcoming. The presentation of the dishes is very accurate, the dining room service is assigned to his wife Alessandra, professional and courteous. The cuisine is based on local products, coming from the family vegetable garden and local fishermen, while the meat comes from Martini di Boves. It is recommended the menù “Let me stay” at 45 euros, where the chef will amaze you with particolar dishes. Wide choice also in the a la carte menu where, among the appetizers we mention the Oneglia shrimp sprinkled with passito wine, goose liver escalope, barley soup with shallot or the glossy mackerel with vermouth and roasted on red onions, grilled friggitelli and buffalo mozzarella. Among the first courses artisan spaghettini with juvenile fish, “trombette” courgettes and artisan tuna bottarga or the fish soup and Pigna beans with liquid potato raviolini. Among the second courses the shellfish of Oneglia flavoured with Vermentino and aromatic herbs or the fresh fish of the day with pesto, potatoes and green beans. Do not miss the desserts such as the mousse al chai latte, pistachio sponge, spice crumble and apricot sorbet. Refined and selected wine list.