Where to Eat in Lavagna: The Best Restaurants and Bars

December 31, 2017 Kelli Reichel

Lavagna is a tourist port city in the curving stretch of the Italian Riviera di Levante, called the Gulf of Tigullio, in the Metropolitan City of Genoa in Liguria. The borgo of Lavagna was an important Ligurian cultural center in the Middle Ages. Today its long straight beach is a summer resort.
Things to do in Lavagna

1. Pastificio OLGA

Via Roma 41, 16033, Lavagna, Italy Takeout, Reservations Italian, Vegetarian Friendly +39 0185 392844
Excellent
72%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 166 reviews

Pastificio OLGA

Reviewed By bezbest - Trento, Italy

This is in our opinion the best HOME-MADE pasta shop in this area (Chiavari, Lavagna, Sestri Levante). You can buy here excellent ravioli, tortellini, trofie - the typical Ligurian pasta - and delicious "sughi"( = pasta sauces) from the characteristic "pesto" (the basil and garlic sugo) to the unsurpassed seafood sauce which will be a treat served with 'trofie' for friends coming to dinner. If you come to the area do not miss it!!!
Do also not forget to buy the big 'ravioli verdi' to eat simply with olive oli and grated Parmesan cheese. Mmmmm better than going to a restaurant ..... enjoy!

2. Ristorante Il Gabbiano

Via San Benedetto 26, 16033, Lavagna, Italy Reservations Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +39 0185 390228
Excellent
60%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 185 reviews

Ristorante Il Gabbiano

Reviewed By Robert C - Singapore, Singapore

food was not bad but portion not what u expect from the price..certainly not on the cheaper side though but reasonable vs the area. service was good..it wasn't crowded when we went which was pretty late.
tip: if u do go here..go for the seafood instead of other stuffs.

3. DRAGUT

Via Porto Turistico, 29, 16043 Chiavari, Italy Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards Brazilian Dinner HK$337 - HK$487 +39 0185 324828
Excellent
56%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 591 reviews

DRAGUT

Situated in the small Chiavari harbor, Dragut offers an elegant and welcoming location with air conditioning and private room. During the summer times one can take advantage of the beautiful and naturally aired veranda . It is ideal for a night out with friends, a candle light or a business dinner.

Reviewed By Valentina J

I went there with my family because a lot of people suggested it to us and I have to say it is an amazing place.
We ate something like ten different types of meat roasted on the spit with sixteen sides and appetisers, everything cooked perfectly. For dessert they gave us roasted pineapple with cinnamon that was simply delicious.
We drank caipirinha, Brazilian beer and caipirinha made with passion fruit that contributed to create a perfect Brazilian atmosphere. Moreover the waiters are really kind and funny and are all from Brazil.
It might seem a little bit expensive but it's really worth it.

4. Trattoria Raieu

Via Milite Ignoto 25, 16033 Cavi, Lavagna, Italy Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +39 347 782 6557
Excellent
50%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 633 reviews

Trattoria Raieu

Reviewed By Nick T

I stumbled across this restaurant with a couple of friends with modest expectations and we left the restaurant following an extremely positive experience.
It began from how we were welcomed as we immediately get at home. The chef is also the restaurants fisherman as he goes out every morning to catch the fish he cooks. This is a clear sign of the freshness of the food served at the restaurant. The food from the starters to the main course was sublime, from the sea food platter as a starter to the black lasagne with prawns and the fish gnocchi and finishing with a fish tagliata.
To top it all up they also took us back to the hotel as there were no taxis available.

5. Ristorante Antica Liguria

Via Aurelia 988, 16033, Lavagna, Italy Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Parking Available, Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Seafood Lunch, Dinner +39 0185 399052
Excellent
62%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
5%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 160 reviews

Ristorante Antica Liguria

Simple cuisine based on fresh fish

Reviewed By rbovine1 - Welland

the variety of antipasto was phenomenal.....the pasta..light and very tasty....the portions were more than adequate..so much so that we were too full to even order "secondi",,,everything is home-made..pastas..breads and the Deserts,,,(try the creme caramel)...service from this family-owned restaurant was exceptional...they take pride in every aspect of running a restaurant
We are from Canada and I guarantee that we will return here before going back home

6. Il Cigno

Via del Cigno 1, 16033, Lavagna, Italy Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Seafood, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +39 0185 390026
Excellent
65%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 290 reviews

Il Cigno

Reviewed By luca c - Milan, Italy

an amazing view with a great sea food choice and cusine is maybe the best way to spend a sunday lunch. the location is the key point of this restaurant. forniture are new and the the people is nice and warm, but obviously the most important point someone is looking in a restaurant is the food, isn't it? well, it is going to satisfy you for sure.
being on a rock on the sea in front of portofino with sestri levante behind you the main characteristic of this restaurant is fish, cooked in the Liguria style, fresh and flavourful.
definetly a place to try and then keep going.

7. Cremeria Spinola

Corso Enrico Millo 28 Corso Valparaiso 118, 16043 Chiavari, Italy Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible Vegetarian Friendly Late Night +39 342 758 2497
Excellent
65%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 577 reviews

Cremeria Spinola

Reviewed By Marco57 - Colorado

We have traveled throughout Italy over the past twenty years and have found just a few places with gelato at this level. It is amazingly creamy and tasteful. This is a perfect example of what every gelato stand across Italy should strive for. Try some and you'll agree.

8. U Brunzin

Via XX Settembre 39, 16033, Lavagna, Italy Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +39 0185 394279
Excellent
44%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 310 reviews

U Brunzin

Reviewed By OffshoreKiwi - Milan, Italy

Caters mainly to fish lovers, and the cozze e fagioli (mussels & beans) are always excellent!

9. Il Melograno

Via Torrente Barassi, 16034 Cavi, Lavagna, Italy Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +39 0185 390394
Excellent
54%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 351 reviews

Il Melograno

Reviewed By Federica T - Lausanne, Switzerland

It's a journey in the right pleasurable combination of fish dishes, meat if preferred, pasta, special cheese. I went there last week and was really satisfied. Try the raw fish, very fresh; try the specialty of Morone fish; try the home made tortino with vegetables and cheese; try the calamari with peperoni sauce. Don't miss the dessert !!! Wine was great, proposed by the owner, who is a real gentleman and a friendly person. The staff is prepared, smiling and always ready to answer your questions. Price really reasonable. We'll go back there !

10. Taj Mahal

Piazza Gio Cademartori 34 | piazza cademartori 34 Chiavari, 16043 Chiavari, Italy Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$94 - HK$243 +39 0185 301419
Excellent
50%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 328 reviews

Taj Mahal

Il meglio della cucina indiana in un ambiente accoglientee raffinato

Reviewed By Marco57 - Colorado

A beautiful setting, great food and helpful English speaking owner made this dining experience delightful. The food was traditional Indian but listed in Italian on the menu. So, we had a bit of difficulty understanding but the owner quickly came to the rescue and walked us through the details. The lamb dish was great.

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