Salad and pasta were gorgeous! Nothing to add or remove, great choice.
On the other hand, our beef was a bit disappointing, bland and tasteless, although correctly cooked.
Anyways, I understand that Hubby and I were a bit naive with our choice. Let me explain you why.
They are well-known for their servings of seafood, so asking for a beef steak sounds quite wrong, right? 😜
But at the same time if a restaurant puts it on their menu it should be prepared as good as the others dishes, in my opinion.
In a nutshell, the restaurant is good, overall; it also has amazing views.
Just play safe and go for a seafood dish instead. 🙂
Considering that we were a bit unlucky with of our choice, the place has great options (we loved our salad and pasta), good service and amazing views.
It is also incredibly popular during lunchtime, so if you can make a reservation or get there as soon as it opens (like we did).
We decided to spend a day exploring the region; we took a train in the morning: from Florence to La Spezia, and then another train to the first city in the Cinque Terre, Riomaggiore (check here my Google Maps).
Our idea was to do the complete hike from Riomaggiore to Monteresso, however, due to the bad weather on the previous days, 70% of the path was closed! Bummer!
Sadly enough, you only get this kind of information when you are already there.
But that doesn’t mean we did nothing, we did a lot and I’m about to show you what!
What we did then
Our first stop, so we decided to buy the Cinque Terre Card, which gave us access to the trail and unlimited train travels between the 5 cities and La Spezia.
As the trail was closed here, after exploring a bit of the village we got the train to our next stop, Manarola.