You think you know Italian cuisine all too well? Think twice before coming to Liguria. Rich and varied, authentic Ligurian food is anything but pasta-mozarella-tomato-basil combo.
While fish and sea food reign on the Riviera, there are plenty of new tastes to discover in the mainland. There are a lot of cucina casalinga establishments (homey cooking eateries) in the region worth checking. Most of them offer menu fisso, a generous and affordable full lunch menu with starter, main, dolce, vino and cafe.
Here are few must-haves:
You shouldn't miss the Ligurian wines either. Vermentino, a semi-aromatic red and Pigato, a dry aromatic white won't disappoint.