The best restaurants in Bordighera

When you visit a new location, the temptation is always to take a peek at the most popular review sites where other customers before us are rating their experience.
Another way to try to guess the right restaurant to go to for dinner is to identify the most crowded places. As they say people call people …

In fact, these two techniques, perhaps used together, can be effective, but there is always the risk of making a mistake or, simply, of not finding a place.

Although Bordighera is a small seaside town, it has a number of places to eat , including restaurants, bistros and pizzerias.

During your stay in Bordighera, just consult this page where we have put together all the best restaurants in Bordighera.

This is not a ranking, but a guide where we have only included restaurants that we know , tried and recommended by the inhabitants of Bordighera.

The restaurants are divided by area : Bordighera alta, the center of Bordighera, the seafront. We then added pizzerias and street food with local products.
A last category is dedicated to places where to have a nice aperitif before eating.

At the end of your stay you can make your own personal ranking of the best restaurants in Bordighera. Enjoy your meal!

Restaurants in Bordighera Alta

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Bordighera alta is certainly one of the most fascinating corners of the city of Palms.
Hidden among the alleys and squares, some of the best restaurants in the city peep out: here they are!

Locanda Marinai

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NEW OPENING 2022

“Let me taste the Dolce Vita” is the slogan of the newborn Locanda Marinai, where, breathing an atmosphere that winks Saint Tropez, you can taste a classic cuisine with retro flavors by Diego Pani: space for shrimp cocktails, scallops au gratin, seafood salads.

Guitars between the tables during the weekend!

Address: Piazza del Popolo, 2 18012 Bordighera IM
Telephone: +39 377 3142845
Website: locandamarinai.com

U Cavetu

One of the historic “roaring years” of Bordighera has been reborn and in a great way; three very young partners: Oscar, Alberto, Lorenzo, between the kitchen and the bar they master one of the most beautiful clubs in the city immersed in the pine forest, a well-kept and elegant interior and terraces among the pines for long aperitifs with original tapas or dinners that reveal the talent and important experiences of Alberto and Oscar by playing on top quality raw materials

Address: Corso Francesco Rossi 18012 Bordighera IM
Telephone: +39 3206494434

Antica trattoria Garibaldi

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One of the city’s oldest venues it keeps its retro charm intact.

Address: Via della Loggia, 5 18012 Bordighera IM
Phone: +39 0184 262415

A Scibretta

Piero’s ravioli are the must, proposal of traditional local cuisine, and together with the ravioli all good traditional cuisine made with love.

Address: Via Bastioni, 93 18012 Bordighera IM
Phone: +39 0184 267093

La Cicala

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Elegant restaurant with high-quality seafood proposal, high-profile desserts, splendid terrace in the small square in front.

Address: Via Lunga, 16 18012 Bordighera IM
Phone: +39 0184 261815

Magiargè Vini e Cucina

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The historical management of Mauro Benso is replaced by that of Piero Bregliano; the intention is to leave the tried and tested formula unchanged with the addition of the new chef’s signature dish.

Address: Via Dritta, 2 18012 Bordighera IM
Phone: +39 0184 26 29 46
Website: magiarge.it

Novantiqua

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Daniel’s best drinks in the area accompany Alessandro’s Japanese-inspired fusion cuisine.

Address: Via Lunga, 2 18012 Bordighera IM
Phone: +39 0184 84 25 80

Restaurants in the centre of Bordighera

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The center of Bordighera is largely animated by bars, open from breakfast to aperitif, ice cream parlors and shops.
There are some restaurants, which we have tried for you, and which are definitely worth a stop.

Café Monet

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For quick lunches a surprising cuisine, always varied and attentive to quality.

Address: Heroes of Liberty Square, 9 18012 Bordighera IM
Phone: +39 0184 99 91 55

After Zenzero

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NEW OPENING 2022

Double track for this new restaurant under the arcades of the center of Bordighera: Japanese proposals developed by a chef who comes from Japan and a line of cuisine by the young chef that is neither obvious nor banal in an elegant and relaxing environment.

Address: Via Vittorio Emanuele II, 104 18012 Bordighera IM
Phone: +39 347 0992178

Chez Louis

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A historic place where the inspiration of the great Benito is still breathed; Jean Pierre has renewed and adapted to local times and proposals.

Address: Corso Italia, 30 18012 Bordighera IM
Phone Number: +39 0184 26 16 03

Mama Qucha

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News 2021

Willy Siffredi and Simone Orengo at the helm of this new fusion venue in the city center.

A young, fun and tasty cuisine that collects the flavors of South America with Peru and Mexico in the lead.

Dinner or aperitif with Gioele Barone’s very successful drinks in an “Amazonian” environment of great relaxation.

In Summer, Mama Qucha moves to Bagni Kursaal (Lungomare Argentina 7) with the best sellers of South American cuisine as well as a selection of seafood dishes.

Address: Corso Italia, 30 18012 Bordighera IM
Phone Number: +39 0184 26 16 03

Velvet

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Lounge bar and restaurant with occasional high-level live music.

Address: Via Sant’Ampeglio, 10 18012 Bordighera IM
Phone Number: +39 331 9176730

Restaurants on the Sea

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The Argentine seafront is the number one attraction during the summer.
From May onwards all the places, even the seasonal ones, are open and offer restaurant service.
In Bordighera there is nothing better than a nice lunch by the sea or a dinner while the sun sets.

Agua Bistrò del Mare

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Classic seafood cuisine prepared by Pino and served by Biagio, historians on the Via Romana, beautiful outdoor colonnade.

Address: Lungomare Argentina, 10 18012 Bordighera IM
Phone: +39 0184 26 13 93

Amarea Romolo Mare

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On the southernmost tip of northern Italy, Romolo and his staff offer a high quality seafood cuisine that brings beautiful previous experiences, a large cellar of natural wines.

Address: Lungomare Argentina 1 18012 Bordighera IM
Phone: +39 0184 26 11 05
Website: amareabordighera.it

Caranca

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The Caranca is one of the historic bathing establishments of the city that has always offered its cuisine. A perfect choice for a lunch or dinner based on fresh fish cooked in a simple and tasty way.

Address: Lungomare Argentina 1 18012 Bordighera IM
Phone: +39 0184 261292

Il Garroccio

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Small room and large terrace furnished with taste, with splendid views over the French coast. A tried and tested cuisine and an ideal place for excellent and romantic evening aperitifs.

Address: Lungomare Argentina 18012 Bordighera IM
Phone: +39 0184 84 06 74

Lido Beach

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A safety and a cornerstone of Bordighera’s summer cuisine, dishes tested by a long tradition.

Address: Lungomare Argentina 5 18012 Bordighera IM
Phone: +39 0184 26 29 09

Maoma Beach

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A safety and a cornerstone of Bordighera’s summer cuisine, dishes tested by a long tradition.

Address: Lungomare Argentina 11 18012 Bordighera IM
Phone: +39 0184 26 29 09

Marina Beach

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For almost forty years Paola and her staff have been offering delicious dishes, original salads and excellent grills during the summer season.

Address: Lungomare Argentina 18012 Bordighera IM
Phone: +39 0184 263683

Paloma 11

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Osteria on the sea, beautiful blue terrace in blue, Paolo and Guido offer few and proven proposals accompanied by a beautiful wine cellar.

Address: Lungomare Argentina 11 18012 Bordighera IM
Phone Number: +39 0184 26 52 54

Ligurian Street Food

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Liguria is famous for its fish cuisine but also for the fastest and most characteristic specialties: focaccia, sardenaira, green cake, farinata, fillings and much more …
Here’s where to find them!

A Tartana

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The “Pisciarà”, the “farinata”, the “torta verde”, the fillings, all the samples of the street food of the Riviera.

Address: Via Vittorio Emanuele, 62 18012 Bordighera IM
Phone: +39 0184 26 13 92

U Pesigu

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Not only sardenaira and green cake, but also tasty Ponentini dishes to be enjoyed at the few tables or at the bar.

Address: Via Vittorio Emanuele, 287 18012 Bordighera IM
Phone: +39 0184 26 29 00

Stella

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In another location was one of the oldest places in Bordighera, now a modern setting, a few tables and exhibition counter with every day Ligurian specialties, a must: the Pisciarà

Address: Via Vittorio Emanuele, 11 18012 Bordighera IM
Phone: +39 0184 26 37 15

Pizzerie a Bordighera

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In our selection of places to eat, the section dedicated to the national dish could not be missing.
By now we know there are many types of pizzas and everyone has their own tastes.
We have tried the Bordighera pizzerias for you. Here are our tips.

In Parmura

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Mauro manages to split between his now well-tested pizzeria with the famous pan-fried pizza and in “Barmura” with excellent aperitifs.

Address: Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi 6 18012 Bordighera IM
Phone: +39 0184 26 22 37

Da Vincenzino

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The history of Neapolitan pizza in Bordighera, an immutable recipe as well as the success of the place that goes towards half a century of life.

Address: Via Guglielmo Marconi 26 18012 Bordighera IM
Phone: +39 0184 26 14 35

The Caper

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It has been established for a few years as one of the most popular pizzerias in the city, varied and interesting also the proposal of cuisine.

Address: Via Vittorio Emanuele 241 18012 Bordighera IM
Phone: +39 0184 26 18 94

La Diavolina

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An interesting proposal of grilled meats accompanies a great offer of pizzas.

Address: Via Vittorio Emanuele II, 294 18012 Bordighera IM
Phone: +39 0184 26 17 09

San Marco Leo

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Inside the most historic bathing establishment in the city, a new management with intriguing proposals such as pizza and cooking.

Address: Lungomare Argentina 36 18012 Bordighera IM
Phone Number: +39 335 7444660
Website: sanmarcobeach.it

Saracen

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Local open for decades, on the ramparts of the old city, its fame also for a famous sea risotto.

Address: Via Bastioni 115 18012 Bordighera IM
Phone: +39 0184 26 35 94

Aperitif in Bordighera

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Nothing stimulates the appetite better than a good aperitif.
In Bordighera there are truly excellences and wonderful corners where to have a drink in company.
Some places stand out for the view, especially at sunset, others for the quality and creativity of the cocktails offered.
Here are our tips for an unforgettable aperitif.

Small Gourmet Bistro

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Probably the most picturesque place in the city, the work of the inspiration of Marilena and Alessandro.

In this enchanting corner of Bordighera Alta you can taste high quality products from all over Italy and relax among the charming alleys of the village.

Address: Via Dritta 10 18012 Bordighera IM
Phone Number: +39 0184 84 24 02

The Galley 9

The first and only bar in the marina. A small but pleasant novelty. Here Alessandro and his staff will be able to pamper you during aperitif time with excellent cocktails, delicious snacks in the enchanting and peaceful setting of the port.

Address: Via Porticciolo Turistico, 18012 Bordighera IM
Telephone: +39 347 800 1875

Novantiqua

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Daniel’s best drinks in the area accompany Alessandro’s Japanese-inspired fusion cuisine.

Address: Long Street 2 18012 Bordighera IM
Phone: +39 0184 84 25 80

Buga Buga

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In the heart of the city lounge, in Corso Italia, large dehors, beautiful interiors with large counter, live music every so often.

Address: Corso Italia 13 18012 Bordighera IM
Phone Number: +39 0184 26 01 35

Central Bar

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On the main street, an all-round bar from breakfasts in the morning to the rich evening aperitifs, Alvaro Jr. oversees every detail.

During the summer season, the afternoon aperitif moves to the small beach of Saalino (Lungomare Argentina 7). A perfect environment for young people with DJ sets and a beautiful sunset view.

Address: Via Vittorio Emanuele 175 18012 Bordighera IM
Phone Number: +39 0184 84 24 02

A Marmura

News 2021

Young and easy-going environment, the owner Mauro has extended up to here from the nearby parent company and now historic pizzeria A Parmura.

Address: Lungomare Argentina, 5 18012 Bordighera IM
Phone: +39 0184 845434

La Reserve

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Suspended above the Cliff, one of the most beautiful in Liguria, a splendid dehors to enjoy rich and original appetizers or appetizing fast dishes.

Address: Via Arziglia 20 18012 Bordighera IM
Phone: +39 0184 26 13 22

Velvet

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Elegant and quiet, the offer of aperitifs and long drinks, with music always in tone can invite you to extend the stop until dinner.

Address: Via Sant’Ampeglio 10 18012 Bordighera IM
Phone Number: +39 331 9176730

A few suggestions for you

News in town

Are you looking for some good news in town ? In this case I recommend:

  • Locanda Marinai ⭐
  • Mama Qucha
  • U Cavetu
  • After Zenzero

Cheap restaurants

Are you looking for a cheap restaurant ? In this case I recommend:

  • A Scibretta
  • Café Monet ⭐
  • Paloma 11 ⭐
  • A Tartana
  • U pesigu
  • Stella
  • All pizzerias

Trendy restaurants

Are you looking for a trendy restaurant ? In this case I recommend:

  • Locanda Marinai ⭐
  • Chez Louis
  • Il Garroccio
  • La Reserve
  • U Cavetu

Restaurants with traditional cuisine

Are you looking for a restaurant with traditional cuisine ? In this case I recommend:

  • Antica Trattoria Garibaldi
  • A Scibretta
  • A Tartana
  • Magiargè ⭐
  • Stella
  • U pesigu

Restaurants with a large cellar

Are you looking for a restaurant with a large cellar ? In this case I recommend:

  • Amarea Romolo Mare ⭐
  • Locanda Marinai ⭐
  • La Reserve
  • Magiargè
  • Novantiqua ⭐

Simple seafood restaurants

Are you looking for a restaurant with simple seafood cuisine ? In this case I recommend:

  • Agua Bistrò del Mare
  • Antica Trattoria Garibaldi
  • A Scibretta
  • Café Monet ⭐
  • Lido Beach
  • Locanda Marinai ⭐
  • Maoma Beach ⭐
  • Marina Beach ⭐
  • Paloma 11 ⭐
  • Stella
  • Saracen

Restaurants with sea-level cuisine

Are you looking for a restaurant with a sea level cuisine ? In this case I recommend:

  • Amarea Romolo Mare ⭐
  • La Cicala ⭐
  • Magiargè
  • Novantiqua

Restaurants with excellent meat

Are you looking for a restaurant with excellent meat ? In this case I recommend:

  • Chez Louis
  • La Diavolina ⭐
  • La Parmura

Restaurants with take-away dishes

Are you looking for a restaurant with take-away dishes ? In this case I recommend:

  • A Tartana
  • Stella
  • U pesigu
  • All pizzerias