mangiare sanremo

Eating Out

Where to get a nice breakfast


Bar Roma

a couple of steps on your right when you exit the building.

Enjoy a real italian cappuccino and focaccia.

Via Roma, 127


Cake Mama’s

Homemade great american style pastry

just around the corner in via Roma, 145

Open daily 6.30 am -12.30 noon and 2.30 pm – 7.30 pm | Sunday from 8.00 am-1.00 pm and 3.00 pm – 5.30 pm



Plenty of breakfast options, try and ask for some fried eggs.

Take your left exiting the building, take your left in via Matteotti and then take the first turn right in via Cavour, address Via Cavour 24

Open from 7.00 am to 10.00pm | closed on Sundays


Caffè Ducale

In the pedestrian zone via Matteotti.

Take your left exiting the building, it is right there in via Matteotti in front of you.

Via Giacomo Matteotti, 145



Homemade great italian style pastry

On the corner of via Matteotti and Piazza Colombo.  Take your left exiting the building, then right in via Matteotti. it is 150mt at the end of via Matteotti on the left. Piazza Cristoforo Colombo, 2

Open 7.00 am – 7.00pm |  closed on Sundays


Festival Caffè

is a landmark of Sanremo. Open since 1957. Great homemade pastry.

Take your left exiting the building and then your right in via Matteotti, you will find it 50mt on your right.

Corso Giacomo Matteotti, 196

Open daily 7.00 am – 01:00 am

Where to get a nice light lunch


Café Crudo

just downstairs on your left, great for light lunch and happy hour drinks with finger food.

Via Gaudio 10

Open daily 10:00am-12:00pm



Real Ligurian street food. Try the “torta verde” veggie savoury pie, the “Sardenaira” pizza with tomato sauce, anchovies and local olives and “Farinata” a flat savoury tart made with chickpea flour.

via Palazzo, 129

Open Mo – Sat 10.30am-1.00pm and 4.30pm-7.00pm


La Teglia

Great takeaway for a day trip lunch or to bring to the beach. Includes a choice of Ligurian street food and warm dishes.

Corso G. Garibaldi, 160

Open Mo.-Sat. 7.00am-8.30pm


Cantine Sanremesi

is a landmark of Sanremo. Typical Ligurian dishes and very local atmosphere.

via Palazzo, 7


Bar Portovecchio

On the old port, nice outdoor tables. Great salads and panini.

via Nino Bixio, 2

Open Tue-Sun 7.00am-8.00pm


Emily’s favourite pizza places



Authentic Napoli Pizza and Fritti

via Nino Bixio, 31

Open daily 7.00pm-11.30pm


Al Sessantuno

pizzas and more. Also takeaway.

via Gaudio, 61

Open daily 7.00pm-11.30pm

Sat. & Sun. also for lunch 12.00 noon -3.00 pm


El Billi

Pizza and more. Open also lunch time.

Corso Augusto Mombello, 57

Open daily 12.00 noon -2.00 pm 7.00pm-11.30pm | closed on Wednesdays

For a nice artisanal hamburger:



Made with Piemont Fassona meat. Simply yummy.

Piazza Eroi Sanremesi, 9

Open Mo.-Sat. 12.00noon – 10.30pm


Soul burger & more

meat, veggie and fish options.

Corso Mombello, 41

Open daily 12.00noon-3.30pm and 6.00 pm-11.00pm


My favourite Sushi:


Victory Morgana Bay

Amazing terrace on the sea. International menu, great cocktails and best sushi in town.

Business lunch option Mo.-Fr.

Lungomare Tento Trieste, 16

Open daily 11.30am – 02.00am closed on Tuesday

Lungomare Tento Trieste, 16

Best places to try local regional Ligurian specialities:



Big variety of local dishes, all delicious.

Piazza Sardi ,14

Open daily 12.30noon-2.30pm and 7.30pm-10.30pm | closed on Thursday


La Porta Verde

Well known for its homemade pasta dishes.

via Corradi, 86

Open Mo.- Sat. 12.00 noon-2.15 pm and 7.00 pm-10.00 pm


I Mulattieri

Very easy going, old style hippy with traditional dishes only. Located in the quaint old town “La Pigna”.  Be aware, the owner is a true local and can be a bit rude.

via Palma, 11

Open daily 12.00noon-3.00pm and 7.00pm-10.00pm


My favourite fresh fish places:


Osteria del Marinaio

Small picturesque place with the best selection of fresh fish in town. Often quite full, I recommend to book in advance.

Via Gaudio 30

Open daily 12.00noon -2.00pm and 7.00pm-11.00pm | closed on Monday


Dehor del Marinaio

The Osteria del Marinaio branch on the old port, great for sitting outside in a nice day.

Corso Nazario Sauro, 23

Open daily 12.00noon -2.00pm and 7.00pm-11.00pm | closed on Monday


4 Stagioni – da Gaetano

Very Italian atmosphere in the narrow pedestrian streets. Great italian food.

via Francesco Corradi , 83

Open daily Mo.-Sat. 12.00noon-2.00pm 7.00pm-10.00pm


Bagni Tartaruga (April-October)

Beach club with an excellent restaurant. Casual but great fresh fish dishes.

Located a bit further from the centre, but easily reachable by bicycle on the cycle path (10 minutes) or by car.

via San Rocco, 23

Open daily from April to October 8.00am-11.00pm

Meat (try the rostelle!)


La Bionda

best rostelle in town, loads BBQ of options including sirloin cap and Angus. A casual easy going place that also serves pizza.

It is located up in the hills by the highway exit, and parking may be challenging, but truly worth it.

Strada Solaro Rampalin 162

Open daily 7.00pm- 1.00am


Other places I like in the surrounding area



great fish restaurant in a quiet area just before Ospedaletti. Locals love it for the view, terrace by the sea and the kindness of the staff.

Lungomare Colombo, 6 Ospedaletti

Open daily 12.30noon-2.30pm and 7.30pm-10.30pm | closed on Monday



a beach club with an excellent restaurant on the beautiful seaside of Bordighera. Famous for its exquisite fresh fish dishes.

Quite elegant atmosphere.

Lungomare Argentina, 1 Bordighera

Open daily 12.30 noon -2.30pm and 8.00pm-10.30pm



On the beachside of Bussana, just by the sea. Easygoing family run trattoria with nice pizza and fish dishes. Try the “moscardini”.

Via Al Mare, 127 Bussana

Open daily lunch and dinner


La Pignatta d’oro

Very romantic and elegant atmosphere in a tower of the 6th century. Torre Paponi is a nice medieval village in the hills worse a visit.

Via Goffredo Mameli, Torre Paponi, Pietrabruna

Open daily for dinner | closed on Monday


Osteria del Portico

Extremely casual restaurant with huge portions of typical Ligurian dishes. Great choice for a lunch break while visiting some villages in the hills, nearby I would recommend Dolceacqua, Apricale and Pigna (visit the thermal bathes).

Via Umberto I, 6, Castelvittorio

Open daily for lunch 12:00 noon-2.00pm | dinner only Saturdays 7.30pm-10.30pm | closed Mondays


Ca’ Mea

Very well known in the area for its mushroom menu. Easygoing trattoria in an old stone house in the hills.

Strada Statale 548, Km. 13, 18010 Localita’ Ravezza, Badalucco

Open daily 12.30noon-2.30pm 7.30pm-9.30pm | closed on Mondays


Il vecchio frantoio

Traditional Ligurian trattoria located in an old olive oil mill.

Strada Provinciale 548, via Bivio Vignai, Badalucco


Le macine del confluente

Traditional Ligurian in an old stonehouse complex..

Loc. Oxentina, 18010 Badalucco IM


Petit Cave

For a real Breton crepe, pancake. Located in a sort of stone cave in old town Menton, just around the corner from the pedestrian shopping area.

6 Descente du Petit Port, 06500 Menton, France

Open daily for dinner 7.30pm- 11.30pm


Cafè de Paris

The most famous place in Monaco, a real landmark of the principality. If you are on a budget, just enjoy a coffee on the patio and do some fun people watching, the place is just in front of Monaco casino entrance.

If you are up for it and feel like opening your wallet a bit, then have bite at the bistrot.

Place de casino, 98000 Monaco

Open 24/7



On the Fontveille port in Monaco. Romantic and cosy Italian restaurant.

34, Quai Jean-Charles Rey – Port de Fontvieille – 98000 – Monaco

Open daily for dinner, open for lunch Mondays to Fridays


Beef bar

Nice elegant trendy restaurant on Fontveille port in Monaco. Famous for its fabulous steaks from all over the world. Careful it is a pricy place.

42 Quai Jean-Charles Rey, 98000 Monaco

Open daily 12.00 noon – 2.30pm and 8.00pm-11.30pm


Le Cabanon

Lovely place in a nice day for a sundowner with a great sea view. Also great for a bite for dinner or lunch  in a proper french provencal garden atmosphere. It can be a bit challenging to find (follow signs to point des Douaniers) , you may arrive directly by car or by foot through the nice panoramic mala beach coastal path starting from Cap d’Ail.

Avenue des Douaniers, 06320 Cap-d’Ail, France

Open Daily 9.00am-11.30pm



Elegant restaurant furnished like an old galleon. Famous for irs seafood platters and really generous portions.

It is located downtown Nice by place Massena.

7 rue Massena, 06000 Nizza, Fr

Open daily 12.00noon-2.30pm and 7.00pm-11.00pm


Emily’s favourite bars


Big Ben

Punto B



Rolling Stone

La cave


Buddah bar

Stars & Bars

Brasserie de Monaco


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