Top 10 European food in Portofino, Italy

February 20, 2020 Merry Kessler

Discover Restaurants offering the best European food in Portofino, Italy. One of the most popular resort towns on the Italian Riviera, little Portofino has just over 500 permanent residents. But that all changes on summer days when the sun is shining and the yachting set drops anchor in the harbor to wander about. Boutiques, art galleries, cafes and restaurants line the tiny streets. Diving, hiking and beach-going are popular local pastimes, and there are even some historic sights like the Church of St. Martin (Divo Martino) and the Castello Brown hilltop fortress.

10. L'Isolotto

Vicolo Nuovo 20, 16034 Portofino Italy Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, European Lunch, Dinner Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Table Service +39 335 534 8955
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
Overall Ratings

4 based on 153 reviews

L'Isolotto

Reviewed By LittleBritain

I almost don't want to write this review as I don't want this little gem of a restaurant to be overrun.Among all the over priced pretentious restaurants in this over crowded tourist town this little place serves great value excellent food at proper prices... litre of wine €18 and a pizza about €10. Friendly service.

9. Ristorante Oca Bianca

Via Venticinque Aprile 21, 16038, Santa Margherita Ligure Italy Italian, Mediterranean, European Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +39 392 233 9165 http://www.ocabianca.it
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
Overall Ratings

4 based on 439 reviews

Ristorante Oca Bianca

Reviewed By eyalsh64

We had Friday evening dinner sitting outside with a great weather. Very lovely service. Very knowledgeable in English. Great selection of meat cocked to perfection. Offered delicious wine.. Wow tiramisu and excellent coffee. Really very nice atmosphere. Very much highly recommended

8. Ristorante MOG

Piazza Martiri della Liberta' 46/47, 16038, Santa Margherita Ligure Italy Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European Lunch, Dinner Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Parking Available, Highchairs Available [email protected] +39 0185 283957 http://www.mogristorante.it
Food
Service
Value
Overall Ratings

4 based on 422 reviews

Ristorante MOG

Italian, Mediterranean see food cuisine. Vegetarian plates. No vegan options. Raw materials high quality.

Reviewed By 00BCK

First of all, let me tell you not to take any notice of the negative reviews of this restaurant. Ristorante MOG is not your normal run of the mill restaurant. It has a contemporary fit out and an amazing chef, using only the best quality ingredients. If you want all this and outstanding food you are naturally going to pay more than average. However your taste buds will be rewarded, without too much damage to your wallet or credit card. The complainers obviously have no pallet and no appreciation of fine dining. They should probably stick to the pizzeria, but they would still find something to whinge about.The girls on the floor were good and were able to tell us about wines by the glass. It would be easier if these were included in the wine list. Unfortunately beer choices were poor. One cheap Mexican beer and one 9% alcohol beer.Italian beer is great. Please get rid of these two and use the Italian option.We shared a gnocchi entree which was excellent, combining the flavors of olives, tomatoes and hard ricotta.Our main course of fillet steak, foie gras and port sauce could only be described as outstanding.Our bill came to 110 euros, which is about what we would pay for a similar quality meal in Australia. However it was still great value considering the outstanding quality and the passion and finesse of the chefs.

7. Angolo 48

Via Palestro 48, 16038, Santa Margherita Ligure Italy Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Ligurian, Northern-Italian Lunch, Dinner Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service +39 0185 286650 http://www.facebook.com/pages/Angolo-48-Ristobar/115434855141030
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
Overall Ratings

4 based on 1478 reviews

Angolo 48

Traditional Ligurian restaurant,located in the historical center of the town in a beautiful square. Tipical and local food, fresh pasta home made, fresh salads, bruschette, beef fillet steak, fresh fish everyday, vegetarian and gluten-free menu. Good wine

Reviewed By MsRiley

This was another recommendation from friends. We are not foody people, and we are budget conscious, but we enjoyed our pasta dishes and side orders, although portions were on the small side. The quality of the food was excellent, but more expensive than other places in Santa Margherita. Not convinced that the quality, though good, justified the higher prices.

6. Langosteria Paraggi

Via Paraggi a Mare 1, 16038, Santa Margherita Ligure Italy Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Ligurian, Northern-Italian Lunch, Dinner Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Table Service [email protected]com +39 0185 046284 http://langosteria.com/
Food
Service
Value
Overall Ratings

4 based on 197 reviews

Langosteria Paraggi

Reviewed By 615MarcoC

Splendid location, onshore of Paraggi.Nice furniture and competent waiter.Food well garnished, even if tagliolini weren't well mixed.The only flaw was Prosecco price. Too expensive € 60 per bottle

5. Strainer

Via Molo Umberto I, Portofino Italy Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Highchairs Available +39 0185 269189 http://www.strainerportofino.com
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
Overall Ratings

4 based on 372 reviews

Strainer

Reviewed By NataSonriente

April is not a season for Portofino, that's why to have supper alone with sea view is a real pleasure. Hospitable staff and tasty truffle pasta are the main reason to visit this place.Апрель - это не сезон для Портофино, именно поэтому очень приятно насладиться тихим и уютным ужином с видом на море.Приятный персонал и очень вкусная паста с трюфелями.

4. La Terrazza

Salita Baratta 16, 16034 Portofino Italy Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Free Wifi +39 0185 267801 http://www.belmond.com/it/hotel-splendido-portofino/restaurants_and_bars_in_portofino
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
Overall Ratings

4 based on 194 reviews

La Terrazza

Reviewed By alanwV7329VA

Six of us recently had lunch at the Belmond Splendido's Terrace restaurant. The hotel itself is beautiful as it is carved into a cliff, offering spectacular views. As for the restaurant, a major disappointment and rip-off. To charge 38 euros(about $40) for a small bowl of spaghetti where you can almost count the strands, and 11 euros (about $12) for a very SMALL bottle of diet Coke, and 23 euros (about $26) for a glass fo house wine is unconscionable. When the main dishes arrived we were shocked at the tiny size of the portions. The food tasted good, above average, but was not worth the expense. Best advice is to take the hotel shuttle from in front of the pharmacy to the hotel, take pictures of the view and the infinity pool, and return to the port to eat well for 1/3 the price.Dear alanwV7329VA, first of all allow me to thank you for finding find the time to share your feedback. While it's a pleasure to read that you enjoyed our property, I am very sorry to learn that your dining experience did not meet your expectations and for this I would like to sincerely apologise. I am sorry to learn that our restaurant did not meet your expectations. After a deep investigation, I would like to inform you that all prices are clearly stated in our menus. Furthermore please consider that in the price, other than the 5 stars luxury service, are included the unique views of the promontory of Portofino and the prestige of being in a historic site, a 16th century ancient monastery transformed in a Hotel with all modern services in 1901 -- just a 10-minute walk from one of the most exclusive locations in Italy. Please also note that we do not serve house wine, but only prestigious wines which we serve by the glass. Please do not hesitate to contact me personally for future reservations, as it will be my pleasure to personally assist you.Hoping to have the pleasure of welcoming you again soon to this wonderful corner of paradise, I remain at your disposal. Best regards from sunny Portofino,Ermes De MegniGeneral ManagerBelmond Hotel Splendido & Splendido Mare

3. DuCoq

Via Cairoli 11, 16038, Santa Margherita Ligure Italy Italian, French, Seafood, Mediterranean, European Dinner, Late Night Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +39 0185 293351 http://www.ducoq.it
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
Overall Ratings

4 based on 319 reviews

DuCoq

Reviewed By Silversurfer500

Need to prebook but its worth it . The lovely garden area at the rear provides a lovely atmosphere for the great food. The veggie dip plus the lovely homemade bread to their own recipe was very welcome precursor to the fish main course and superb desert. If in SM you must eat here! Its hidden away in the back streets but worth tracking it down. Recommended.Hidden away in the back streets? DuCoq is the center of the world!Thank you for your beautiful review, we are proud you ate here twice during your holiday! Above all you appreciated our dessert, we are still working on it to surprise our best clients... What are you waiting for? Come back soon!

Italy Food Guide: 10 Mediterranean food Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Portofino

2. Reve Cafe & Restaurant

Vico Chiuso Masaniello 5, 16038, Santa Margherita Ligure Italy Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Ligurian, Northern-Italian Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +39 0185 293150 http://www.facebook.com/pages/R%C3%AAve-Caf%C3%A9-Restaurant/147835241925390
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
Overall Ratings

4 based on 561 reviews

Reve Cafe & Restaurant

Reviewed By John L

A delightful little al fresco restaurant set in a short paved courtyard about 300m west of the centre of Santa Margherita Ligure off the Portofino road. You must go, but make sure you book. Fantastic fresh local produce prepared with great love and care, and great service. We had octopus and mustard dressing and seafood carpachio to start, then the special ravioli with a beef sauce. All extremely good, followed by 2 exquisite puddings.They clearly love what they do and yearn to share it with diners. Do go!Many thanks for last night, "Mr John" and the wife

Where to eat Seafood food in Portofino: The Best Restaurants and Bars

1. Villa Porticciolo

Via Giovanni Maggio 6, 16035, Rapallo Italy Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Ligurian, Northern-Italian Dinner, Drinks Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Table Service, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi [email protected] +39 0185 042664 http://www.villaporticciolo.it
Food
Service
Value
Overall Ratings

4 based on 157 reviews

Villa Porticciolo

A HISTORIC MANOR of the end of '800 facing the sea : location for exclusive EVENTS , new RESTAURANT

Reviewed By touringscot

We were staying at the Grand Bristol hotel in Rapallo end of September 2016 and the weather was excellent so walking about we passed the Villa twice a day for 4 days before we worked out how to get to it as their signage was a bit lacking - but eventually went into the communal park and found the entrance gate! So glad we did. It is an oasis of calm away from the bustle and traffic of downtown Rapallo and simply stunning views from the terrace. Very romantic and nicely furnished.Had dinner and then came back for our last holiday lunch. Both times the service was attentive and the food excellent. Enjoyed the risotto with strawberries and the sea bass baked in salt - well cooked and not overdone as sadly it can be.Overall it is a cut above any other restaurant in Rapallo and we would thoroughly recommend seeking it out if you are staying in or near Rapallo.

Most Popular Italian food in Portofino, Italy

ThingsTodoPost © 2018 All rights reserved.