Romantic dates in Alassio: where to dine in style in the beautiful Liguria

As I told you already before, our last holiday was “slightly” stressful, however we took full advantage of my mom being there and went on two romantic dates. We did have a “baby intruder”, but he behaved himself pretty well so we could actually eat with both hands.

We tried two new restaurants that I’d love to share with you as they were amazing.


This is no doubt one of my favorite restaurants ever. The location is unbeatable: what can beat a combination of delicious food, ice cold rose and the sun setting behind you, slowly disappearing in the sea? l say it doesn’t get much better than that.

We wanted to sit in the front row but we held back as you pay a surcharge for those tables and, having Harvey, we always have the risk of having to hold him the whole time so no really worth the money in that case. If we were “childless” then I would definitely give it a go as it is such a poetic set up.
The white decor is elegant and simple, and when all the candles are lit, the atmosphere is beautiful and so is the food.

When trying fancy places, we often get disappointed as the food doesn’t match the expectation or it’s overpriced. This restaurant though, really ticks all the boxes for me.

As a starter we ordered an Octopus in gazpacho with stracciatella made of burrata cheese, poppy seeds and balsamic to share. We were served two beautifully presented plates with the most tender Octopus I have ever had, the focaccia and bread selection on the side made everything perfect. I’m a girl and I do love my bread!

My main was potatoes gnocchi with sage, shrimps and tomatoes: I love gnocchi and these were delicious. Charles had the fish ravioli and they must have been really good as he didn’t want to share!

We also order fried calamari and shrimps to share and, again we got one plate each with lovely fried courgette spaghetti on top.

Shockingly I didn’t have space for dessert but we got a dash of Limoncello on the house to end our perfect dinner. I surely recommend you to try this restaurant; it’s pricy but such a romantic treat for you and your other half.


This restaurant is more down to earth compared to the other one but still offers great food accompanied by live music. It is in a prime location, a stone throw from the shopping paradise of the budello so you can consume some calories afterwards!

We had linguine with seafood as a main and fried calamari afterwards (yes, we love our calamari!) and they were very good.

If you find yourself in the charming “carruggi” (little alleys) of Alassio have fun, soak in the buzzing atmosphere, have a Spritz, shop a little and don’t forget to have ice cream along the way!


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