One if my best mates got married here so I took advantage and stayed for a few extra days to explore. It would have been rude not to. It is quite an expensive part of the world so make sure you bring some dollar. It is worth it though!
Gelateria Bar San Giorgio
This place is not only a gelateria, it has class and a lovely old-school style as well. Situated in the heart of the little port and always with a queue, quite rightly so! Everything from the smartly dressed girl who served us to the delicious and extremely fresh gelato in tasty cones was on point. I only wish I had been back twice!
P. Martiri Dell'olivetta. 64, 16034 Portofino, Italy
This was featured on Steve Coogan's "Trip To Italy" and can only be accessed by boat. There is a lovely little beach and restaurant serving up all the usual pasta and seafood options. If you go swimming take a mask and look out for the Jesus statue hidden in the water. This little rocky cove is stunning!
Via S. Fruttuoso, 18, 16032 Camogli GE, Italy
Tel: +39 0185 772703
I went to a wedding here last weekend and it was totally insane. You can stay here or use it for events. I realise this is not quite a restaurant but I felt that it had to be included in this Portofino section. Worth going if only for a visit. The gardens are stunning!
Via Cervara, 10, Santa Margherita Ligure GE, Italy
Tel: +39 0185 293026
Gemelli Di Paolo & Matteo
This was where we ate lunch on the Sunday after the wedding and it was delicious. Not only could it cater for a large crowd but they even allowed us to play our own music and dance round the tables. It is run by a family which includes two very good looking twins and the service was warm and friendly. The menu is reasonably priced and you can eat all the favourites including the trofie Genovese pesto but this time I had a rather wonderful pasta alle vongole. (pictured)
Calata Marconi 7, 16034, Portofino, Riviera ligure, Liguria, 16034 Portofino, Italy