Where to Eat in Diano San Pietro: The Best Restaurants and Bars
Discover the best food in Diano San Pietro, Italy including Candidollo, La Femme, La Briciola, Copacabana Ristorante, Ai secoli bui, Spaghetteria Macaroni, Veggia Dian, Villa Mascaraldi Restaurant, Osteria PaoloMaria, Bar 900 Di Albiero Sara
4 based on 267 reviews
Reviewed By opossumd - Cervo, Italia
Scenic view, good food, mediocre wine
Definitely improving over the years, Candidollo offers magnificent views from a spacious covered terrace in an ancient olive mill. Downstairs an array of traditional implements and machinery is on show, and you can peep inside the kitchen through a glass door. The set menu consists of a great number of small antipasti (appetisers), two or three tastings of primi (first courses) and a couple of secondi (main courses), followed by a dessert selection. Water and wine - both white and red - are replenished as soon as the bottles are empty, and bread baskets are always at hand.All the dishes are freshly prepared on the premises according to traditional methods, attractively laid out and kindly presented by the efficient, smiling staff.The antipasti were all noteworthy; among the first courses we particularly enjoyed the tagliolini in a wild mushroom sauce and for the main courses the wild boar stewed in a rich wine sauce was heavenly. All home made desserts were delicious. A minus: both house wines were a very poor match for such a sumptuous dinner. We ordered some excellent white Vermentino and red Rossese from the region, to go with the food. Also the bread was very ordinary and rather stale. To sum it up, a great dinner which could have been deserved top marks, if only.
2. La Femme
4 based on 308 reviews
Reviewed By 169-skl - Germany
Beautiful view and sportive - elegant atmosphere
A nice evening above the Mediterranean in the nice atmosphere of the La Femme. We had menu degustiazione for one and Antipasti and secondo piatto separately. It was prepared accordingly but a little design-oriented more than extraordinary taste. The pulpo crosta though was excellent, the different dips/cremes ( as well as those accompanying the raw fish platter (nigiri) nevertheless were boring. Vitello tonnato was a good portion with lots of tonno taste. The roasted fish then was very tasty and excellent together with Ligurian vegetables. The desert was again a little boring and unambitious. Over all we had a very nice evening, service was friendly and efficient, but to be honest we had a little higher expectation-maybe next time.
3. La Briciola
4 based on 659 reviews
Reviewed By HJackson50 - Zurich, Switzerland
Expect to queue but great quality
I picked up lunch from here today, having stumbled across it the night before, when the queue was huge. The first thing to say is that everyone queuing seemed to speak italian which seems a good sign. I queued for about 30minutes. They offer a good selection of different burgers, focaccia, chips and I wasn't sure whether there was also pizzas as my italian is non existent. Burgers are between 2-3 euros and everything is cooked to order. The bread is excellent and not your typical burger bun. The three guys in the kitchen were rushing around like mad men!
4. Copacabana Ristorante
4 based on 123 reviews
Reviewed By Bob2011 - Italy
An easy lunch break
Good place for a lunch break. Very kind staff. The tables are just a couple of steps from the sea. Normal salads, great pasta with homemade pesto.
5. Ai secoli bui
4 based on 382 reviews
Reviewed By Jill M - Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
This restaurant has a sort of Medieval them, which doesn't quite work. The staff are in cotton shifts with a St George cross on, and the food might have been great for big meat-eaters but left us with little choice. Not cheap, either!Sorry for my bad English, I am Emilio the owner of Ai Secoli Bui. I think it is difficult to satisfy all tastes of our customers, usually people come to us for the actual quality of the meat, our strength! we do however also appetizers, soups, pasta, pizza, focaccia and something fish. The price of our meat is directly proportional to the high-quality of the proposal. We hope to have you for our guests to try to make you change your mind on our work.
6. Spaghetteria Macaroni
4 based on 698 reviews
Reviewed By Doby47 - New York City, New York
Pasta, across the beach, near a square
BIG bowls of pasta. Pasta with clams and pasta with shrimp and pasta with red sauce and white sauce... fun place and good location
7. Veggia Dian
4 based on 207 reviews
Reviewed By GuidoMarini
A great, fair priced homegrown meal. Not for the picky!
We arrived here following a Slow Food guide advice. Place has a nice patio in a quiet, not spectacular neighborhood. You sit down, order your drinks and courses start coming: five appetizers, two pasta and a main plus dessert, water and wine for 30€. Everything is good or very good, lots of homegrown veggies. A big meal too! Only thing, you don't get to choose anything so if you Are a vegetarian or allergic this may not be the place. Otherwise, great!
8. Villa Mascaraldi Restaurant
4 based on 153 reviews
Reviewed By opossumd - Cervo, Italia
Recently re-opened with a new management, Lo Stregatto commands superb views over the Diano green valley descending into the blue of the Mediterranean.The perfect setting for a first-class cuisine.The chefs come from that blessed lower Lombardy area and are extraordinarily creative with first courses.Our party of three have chosen three home-made pasta dishes (Regina, Barbariccia and Messicana) representing the best assembled flavours possible - delicate, oceanic and exotic respectively - and happily stuck to one dish only, to appreciate the subtlety of it.A flute of the best Prosecco to open the meal - which was elected as the main accompaniment as well - and a little espresso to close it helped mak this a truly memorable dinner in a balmy August evening.
9. Osteria PaoloMaria
4 based on 96 reviews
Reviewed By Witt L
Wonderful wine and great quality !!!
Great wine! Great antipasti! Homemade ravioli, risotto and carpaccio. Family friendly in a very local atmosphere with great views of the valleys and vineyards. The water was very nice and friendly and only the desert keeps us from giving 5 stars: The coffee was great but the cake a bit dry. You should really give this a try if you enjoy quality away from tourist restaurants.
10. Bar 900 Di Albiero Sara
4 based on 232 reviews
Reviewed By Rowland W - Torquay, United Kingdom
Busy street bar
We were looking for a drink before dinner. The 900 is right on the main tourist street, corso Roma, very busy area with lots of bars, shops and tourists, very few Brits! We sat outside, inside was empty, the drinks were fine, and as is usual in this area food comes free. It is mainly pizza but with some bits and is very acceptable, some people have three rounds of drinks with the freebie food an skip dinner! Good location , good atmosphere and not expensive, but not special.