Cafe Marly at the Louvre in Paris

Cafe Marly at the Louvre in Paris
Relax with a glass of wine at Cafe Marly overlooking the pyramid entrance to the Louvre.

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Monday, June 6, 2011

Favorite restaurants in Italy's Cinque Terre.

The Cinque Terre are five beautiful towns, which until recently were accessible only by train or a series of hiking paths. Perched on dramatic cliffs above the sea, you will experience car-free serenity and an Italy of old. Here are some of my favorite restaurants in the Cinque Terre. For more on dining in Italy (including the most comprehensive Italian menu translator available), check out Eating & Drinking in Italy: Italian Menu Translator and Restaurant Guide

De Mananan
117 Via Fieschi, Corniglia
Tel. 0187/821166
Closed Tue.
Hearty fare served in the cellar of a home in the smallest Cinque Terre town. Many dishes feature pesto. Try the pansoti (triangular-shaped filled pasta).
Moderate - Expensive

Marina Piccola
120 Via Birolli, Manarola
Tel. 0187/920103
Closed Tue.
Dine on delicious cozze (mussels) or zuppe di pesce (fish stew) at this waterside restaurant.

104 Via Fegina, Monterosso al Mare
Tel. 0187/817608
Closed Tue. from Sep. to July, and all of Nov. and Dec.
Ligurian seafood, baked in a wood-burning stove, served in this charming Cinque Terre town. Enjoy delicious antipasti while you take in the sea view.
Moderate – Expensive

La Laterna
46 Via San Giacomo, Riomaggiore
Tel. 0187/920589
Closed Nov. to Jan.
Dine on fresh fish and innovative Ligurian cuisine at this trattoria above the harbor. Have a glass of limoncino.
Moderate - Expensive

Gambero Rosso
7 Piazza Marconi, Vernazza
Tel. 0187/812265
Closed Mon., Jan. and Feb.
Ligurian specialties at this harborside restaurant (it’s been open for over 100 years). The creamy pesto is fantastic.
Moderate – Expensive