We've been pleasantly surprised with the quality of the food in the Cinque Terre (as compared to near Lago di Como). Our favorite so far has been Tratorria da Sandro. The waitstaff was polite, friendly, and English-speaking (though kind enough to let me practice my Italian instead). In addition, the food was quite good. We had trofie al pesto (a local specialty - yum!), insalata caprese (it's not really tomato season yet, but it was still good, and artfully presented), spaghetti al ragu (bolognese - to please the 7-year-old), swordfish with vegetables (yum!) and best of all: minestrone all genovese con pesto, another local specialty. We finished off with apple cake and apricot torte, both also good. We would come back here in a minute!
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