So, Rick Steeves’ guide book says to go to this restaurant near the top of the stairs down to the train station. The dining area is located on an outdoor plaza beneath olive trees and overlooks the Ligurian Sea below.
What Rick does not say or what we missed is that they have a break between lunch and dinner service. Arriving near the end of the lunch period, we were told that the kitchen was closing and there were limited menu options to choose from, (read Bruschetta and salads) …..but, hey, wine was available. We opted to stay and we are glad we did. In fact, we all agreed that this was our favourite meal in Italy.
There were several Bruschetta options and they were not like your typical stewed tomatoes and bread you get in Italian restaurants back home. Patty and I opted for the Corniglia Bruschetta (tuna, anchovies, black olives and tomatoes on a large slice of Italian bread) and a Caesar salad. J & F had Bruschetta with pesto and potatoes, also delicious. And what can we say about the chocolate cake and raspberry coulis topping?
All the trees and flowers in the outdoor dining space made for a veritable Garden of Eatin’
Restaurant dining plaza and the restaurant building are across the road form each other.
Things to remember:
- there is a 2.5 Euro cover charge – worth it, for the view
- 3 Euro charge for water for the table
- no charge for the bread, olive oil and balsamic vinegar – delicious