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“Delicious food, fantastic location and friendly service”

Il Massimo della Focaccia
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Street Food
Description: This location is at the train station, just under the main terminal area, at the entrance. They've got quiche-like focaccia, sandwiches, focaccia pizzas, and desserts. It's really just a "to-go" stand, but there are benches in front. Very affordable, on the go food. Best focaccia in Monterosso.
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Description: This location is at the train station, just under the main terminal area, at the entrance. They've got quiche-like focaccia, sandwiches, focaccia pizzas, and desserts. It's really just a "to-go" stand, but there are benches in front. Very affordable, on the go food. Best focaccia in Monterosso.
Reviewed August 21, 2014

The focaccia here is mouth watering. I tried the focaccia with rucola and cheese which was very tasty. Also the focaccia with only pesto on it was delicious. This choice is particular as the pesto has quite a strong taste but it is freshly made and it gives you the experience of real pesto. I also bought a piece of torta salata (like quiche) with potatoe and vegetables for a snack on the train home. It was to die for !! Really freshly made, tasty food. It is a great location right next to the train station overlooking the beach. The people who worked there were friendly even though they were really busy they had a great attitude. A real find !

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Thank JRo09
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Reviewed May 5, 2014

We stumbled upon this place, located near the train station in Monterosso al Mare. What a find! We enjoyed a delightful pizza each for our lunch and backed it up with some of their hazelnut biscotto, which were yummmmmy!

You can't beat the location, right opposite the beach. You have to be quick to get a seat at one of the outdoor tables.

We'd have no hesitation in heading back here next time we visit Monterosso.

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Thank MumTheOrganiser
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Reviewed April 21, 2014

I visited Il Massimo three times in two days. It was delicious. The focaccia was perfectly chewy and the cheese was so creamy...I love love love this place!

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Thank Notna4u
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Reviewed October 10, 2013

We stopped at Il Massimo della Focaccia for a quick breakfast to go. It was delicious! All the focaccia bread we had in Italy was great, but the Cinque Terre really outdid themselves on it! SO good! After a day at the beach we stopped back by again to get another couple of pieces to go for the ride home.

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Thank Rach V
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Reviewed October 5, 2013

I don't have high hopes for eateries adjacent to train stations. I'm so glad Rick Steves recommended this place. The focaccia we purchased--one topped with cheese and the other topped with potato and onion--were so good we almost couldn't believe it. The potato focaccia in particular had remarkable flavor. If we weren't already on a train to Rome, I would have wanted to go back for more.

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