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DESTINATIONS italy portofino Dining Strainer


Among the dishes that are available at this restaurant, the "Strainer Style" shrimps and the "Gerardo Style" sea bass are the ones who stick out. They have both indoor and outdoor seating with a vista of the docks and the surrounding woods, as well as a patio.


As a former fishermen settlement, Portofino boasts a culinary history rich in seafood-based dishes, made with basic ingredients and fresh herbs. The homemade pesto is a classic throughout the whole Ligurian Riviera and in Portofino, with its own touch of personality, it features tomatoes and vegetables as an addition. In true Italian spirit, the city sees another pasta dish among its specialities: the pansotti, a filled pasta with a triangular shape. The picturesque harbour has reshaped into an exclusive resort, price-wise, which makes it tricky to find a good meal if on a budget. With a history that dates back to the 20th century, the family-run restaurants that have developed around the Piazzetta are certainly some of the crown jewels in town.