1 Best Restaurant in Sestri Levante, The Italian Riviera

Cantina del Polpo


The Ballerini family runs a handful of eateries in Sestri Levante, and this cozy former cantina with wood paneling, a fireplace, local maritime memorabilia, and red-checkered tablecloths serves some of the best dishes in town. Using the bounty of the two bays that frame the village, they create inventive tasting menus and standout mains, which, in addition to expertly seasoned fish, include homemade pastas and gnocchi. The wine list is primarily Ligurian.

Via Camillo Benso Cavour 2, Sestri Levante, 16039, Italy
Known For
  • Friendly staff
  • Creative seafood-focused tasting menus at affordable prices
  • Hard-to-find regional wines
Restaurant Details
Rate Includes: Closed Wed. and mid-Feb.--mid-Mar.