Located east of Europe’s premier gambling capital lies Italy’s own Monte Carlo, San Remo. Colloquially known as the City of Flowers for the gorgeous blooms that line the streets in summer, San Remo is also a cultural hub. More than blooms and music, enjoy the best of San Remo by trying their local cuisines. Be sure to prepare your tummy for a feast! San Remo not only satisfies your wanderlust desires, but also satiates the fussiest of eaters! Come along with me, as we find hidden gems that lay at every corner of San Remo. Not to worry, there is definitely a place that will suit your budget!
1. Glam Restaurant Sanremo Villa Noseda
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Be sure to book this place in advance! Expect both quality and quantity when visiting this restaurant. Overlooking the sea and neighbor to the Casino and Russian Church, the view is a treat, as is the food being served. Most of the food served in this restaurant is seafood based, so be wary if you are allergic to shellfish. Not sure which appetizer to go for? Choose “The Grand Plateau” that comes with 6 oysters, half a lobster, prawns and scrampi! Want to try something exotic? Go for the Roulade of Rabbit, or Fillet of Veef Rossini with Foie Gras. Craving for something sweet? Choose from their plethora of desserts and dessert wine. You might come back craving for more, for everything is prepared fresh to order!
Not to fret if Italian is not your first language for most of the service staff are able to converse in English. Further, it is air-conditioned and most modes of payment are accepted. Do take note of their opening hours for they do have a 4.5 hours interlude between lunch and dinner service.
Glam Restaurant Sanremo Villa Noseda
Address: Corso Inglesi 1, 18038, Sanremo, Italy
Approximate Cost: 40 - 280 USD
Opening Hours: 12:30pm – 3:00pm; 7:30pm –12:00am
Website: Glam Restaurant Sanremo Villa Noseda
2. Antica Trattoria "La Pignese"
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Tucked near the corner of Piazza Sardi, La Pignese is easy to miss. Do not dismiss this humble looking restaurant for it serves up a storm! Established in 1919, the restaurant has been operated by the same family through the years. One of the oldest restaurants of the Riviera, the Ligurian recipes of La Pignese were passed down from generation to generation so you can savor the uniqueness of their dishes that withstood the test of time.
Service attendants are both attentive and friendly, creating a great ambience to enjoy your food. If you are unsure of what to order, ask the attendants for suggestions! They will recommend you dishes based on your preferences. Further, La Pignese is just the place for you to try excellent seafood that is both fresh and delicious. Give Bouillabaisse a go, it is definitely a crowd favorite! Also, breads and pasta are all homemade, and you might return wanting more. Nothing beats fresh bread and pasta! It is no wonder why La Pignese is often recommended by the locals. Do note that this restaurant is closed on Mondays!
Antica Trattoria "La Pignese"
Address: Piazza Sardi 7, 18038 San Remo, Italy
Approximate Cost: 120 - 200 USD
Opening Hours: Tuesday - Sunday, 12:30pm - 10:30pm
Website: La Pignese
3. Taverna Al 29
Vegetarians rejoice! Taverna Al 29 serves up a storm for both meat-lovers and vegetarians alike! This restaurant may be a little difficult to find, but it is well worth the effort! Family owned and operated, get a taste of local traditional food prepared with lots of love. That being said, do call and make reservations for they rarely accept walk-ins (limited seating within). Noel, one of the hosts of the restaurant, is friendly and even a brief encounter with him upon arrival will make you feel at home!
The menu is seasonal and may change, so be prepared if you do not see what you initially wanted on the menu. End your meal on a high note with their homemade liqueurs and desserts. Do not take their constant check-ins with you as intrusive, for they are just trying to make sure that the food is done right for you. I would call that hospitality! If you are in for stories, ask the hosts about the origin of the place and they might just delight you with the restaurant’s humble beginnings. Note that they are closed on Sundays. Payment modes include Visa, Mastercard and AMEX.
Taverna Al 29
Address: Piazza Gian Domenico Cassini 5 | Imperia, Liguria, 18038, Sanremo, Italy
Approximate Cost: 37 - 70 USD
Opening Hours: Monday - Saturday, 7:30pm - 11:00pm
Website: Taverna Al 29 (in Italian)
4. Ristorante Pizzeria Napule
Came to Italy for pizza? This might be the place for you! Pizzas are freshly made upon order and served piping hot with generous amounts of toppings. Do note that the service staff may seem a little pushy here, but do not be offended. Also, do not expect top notch service for this is touted by locals as a “fast food chain”.
Despite being an option for a quick bite, this pizzeria does not disappoint when it comes to serving quality inexpensive pizza. Also, vegetarian options are available. If you can stomach an entire pizza, and still have room for dessert, try their Nutella Pizza. Who says pizzas are just savory, they can be desserts too!
Ristorante Pizzeria Napule
Address: Corso Nazario Sauro, 5, 18038, Sanremo, Italia
Approximate Cost: 30 USD onwards
Opening Hours: Monday - Sunday, 9:00am - 11:00pm
Contact: +39 3491960972
5. Pizzeria Club 64
Can’t decide which pizza to order? This pizzeria offers half-half pizza; that is, two halves of different pizza options! Furthermore, the pizzas are baked in a wood-fire oven – thereby adding a hint of smoky undertone to the bite. Besides pizza, this pizzeria also serves fresh seafood. Coupled with good service, you are bound to have an enjoyable meal! Do try the scallops and mussels, they are definitely a crowd favorite! Remember to pre-book, for this pizzeria is often packed out for they are only open for dinner service. Note that they are closed on Tuesdays. Again, vegetarian options are available upon request.
Pizzeria Club 64
Address: Via Giuseppe Verdi 2, 18038, Sanremo, Italy
Approximate Cost: 25 USD onwards
Opening Hours: Monday - Sunday (except Tuesday): 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Contact: +39 0184578192
6. Osteria del Marinaio
This place has a limited menu and can be a little pricey if you don’t know what to go for. Other than that, Osteria del Marinaio is a warm and cosy restaurant with great service. For individuals who are allergic to gluten, Osteria del Marinaio offers gluten free options! Do place a reservation in advance for there are limited tables available. Furthermore, do note their opening times for they have an interlude between lunch and dinner service.
A crowd favorite has to be the lobster spaghetti and special grill. If you are lucky, they may have sea urchin on the menu too! If you are traveling with your children, not to fret! This restaurant is chidlren friendly. Just give them a heads up that you will be arriving with kids. While waiting for your food to be served, why not take a look around and admire the paintings on the domed ceiling and the framed pictures on the wall.
Osteria del Marinaio
Address: Via Gaudio 30, 18038, Sanremo, Italy
Approximate Cost: 40 - 70 USD onwards
Opening Hours: Tuesday - Sunday, 12:00pm - 2:30pm; 7:00pm - 11:30pm
Contact: +39 0184533354
7. Manik - L'Officina del Burger
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Craving for a burger, or you’re just plain bored of consuming seafood? You’re in luck! Manik – L’Officina del Burger serves up wonderful burgers with taste and class. Don’t let the low-cost fool you, the burgers and fries are well loved by locals and tourists alike. Vegetarian options are available and in fact, their “Vege Burger” is a crowd favorite! If you are thinking of ordering the Cesar salad, do have the intention to share for the serving is HUGE! Unless, of course, you are famished!
Can’t decide on what to order? Just ask their friendly and enthusiastic staff and they’ll be more than happy to help you out. Do come early, for there are limited seats available and they do not accept reservations. Not to worry if you see a long line, for the turn-around rate is pretty quick. Again, do take note of the interlude between lunch and dinner service.
Manik - L'Officina del Burger
Address: Piazza Eroi Sanremesi 9, 18038 San Remo, Italy
Approximate Cost: 12 - 30 USD
Opening Hours: Monday - Saturday, 12:00pm - 2:30pm; 7:30pm - 11:30pm
Contact: +39 01841911348
Facebook: Manik - L'Officina del Burger
8. Pizza Power
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Located just a little further away from the touristy/city area of San Remo, Pizza Power is definitely not one to miss if you are craving for a bite in the evening. Pizzas are baked in a wood-fired oven, so expect a hint of smokey goodness in every bite of your pizza. Prepared fresh to order, what is there not to love about good and affordable pizza in Italy?
If you want something mildly spicy, try the “Super Power” Pizza. If not, go for Quattro Formaggi Pizza, which is bound to satisfy any cheese cravings. There are also options for vegetarians, and do note that this shop accepts cash only. Do not expect anything fancy, but do expect great service and food! If you truly have a “separate stomach” for dessert, give the Nutella Calzone a go. It is bound to satisfy your sweet tooth! Note that it is a small pizzeria, so you might need to wait in line for a table.
Address: Via Zeffiro Massa 11, 18038, Sanremo, Italy
Approximate Cost: 12 USD onwards
Opening Hours: Monday - Sunday: 6:30pm - 10:30pm
Contact: +39 0184543338
Facebook: Pizza Power
Are you ready for a culinary adventure?
Besides roaming the streets and marveling the beautiful port of San Remo, why not treat yourself to a feast. Regardless of your food preference or budget, there is definitely a meal that is bound to excite your tastebuds! Do come hungry, or you might regret missing out on all that San Remo has to offer!