Trattoria Gianni Franzi in Vernazza
In the heart of Piazza Marconi, “the Cinque Terre dining room” you will find Trattoria Gianni Franzi.
Formerly known as the “Trattoria Della Stella” a half century ago, the restaurant was purchased by Gianni Viacava in the 1960’s. From then on it became known as the obbligatory stop for those who want to taste the typical cuisine of the Cinque Terre and the restaurant aficionados of Liguria.
The secret of its fame is in the preparation of the dishes (most of them seafood based) and in its fidelity to the antique Ligurian recepies which remain unaltered, without frivolous interpretation.
The stuffed and lemon anchovies, stuffed seafood ravioli, “Genovese soup”, the yummy stockfish, stuffed muscles, the famous “tegame Vernazza”, pasta with pesto and the quality fish, grilled and baked, are the specialty dishes of the restaurant. Recently the wine selection has been umplified for a wider range of taste.
Dining outside in the center of the piazza under the typical colorful umbrellas and the stunning view on the harbor is one of Cinque Terre highlights!
* closed on Wednesday