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July 28, 2023

The best 20 restaurants by the sea in Tuscany

Magical places to enjoy the full flavour of the sea along the coast

Along the four hundred kilometres of Tuscan coastline (from Marina di Carrara to the mouth of the Chiarone river, below Capalbio), among the most beautiful inlets and coves where you can take a regenerating dip, there are several restaurants, including trattorias, bathing establishments, terraces, and gourmet places that deserve a stop. So, let's start from north to south to discover the ones not to be missed.


Before suggesting the must-visit restaurants on the beaches of Versilia, here is our in-depth look at the must-visit restaurants on the sea in Versilia, while here you can discover the best seaside restaurants in Forte dei Marmi and beyond by purchasing the book A tavola vista mare, written by food and wine critics Davide Paolini and Gianni Mercatali.

A tavola vista mare

Bagno Ristorante Gilda
Via Arenile, 85 (Forte dei Marmi)
ph. +39 0584 880397

A charming setting on the beach of Versilia where you can enjoy unique and precious flavors, and enjoy a lunch by the sea or a dinner of the freshest fish, illuminated by the glow of candles: this is the magic of Restaurant Gilda, a stone's throw from the center of Forte dei Marmi. On the table, local dishes and specialties are served according to the standards of an international cuisine, but always original, simple and light. The wine list includes a huge selection of local and national labels and champagnes of the best brands.

Gilda (ph. Andrea Dughetti)

Bagno Silvio
Viale Italico (Forte dei Marmi)
ph. +39 0584 82878

For over 100 years, Bagno Silvio has been the ideal destination for those looking for tasty seafood dishes made with refined, zero-mile raw materials. Always run by the Dazzi family, which has handed it down from generation to generation, you can't go to Silvio's without tasting its anchovy, crudo, spaghetti with clams or the memorable imperial fritto with regular change of evo oil.

Bagno Silvio (ph. Andrea Dughetti)

Maitò dal 1960
Viale Achille Franceschi, 29 (Forte dei Marmi)
ph. +39 0584 1786241

Simply a corner of paradise on the most exclusive beach, located on the seafront since its beginnings a meeting place for lovers of the Forte, over the years Maitò restaurant has maintained its characteristics as a typically Versilian eatery. Menu not only of fish. Among the cult also unmissable meat dishes and more evo.

Maitò (ph. Andrea Dughetti)

Remo Beach Club
Via Arenile, 46 (Forte dei Marmi)
ph. +39 0584 1535988

Beach establishment of the Grand Hotel Imperiale, completely renovated and open to all who want to have a wonderful experience. The cuisine is a traditional homage to the sea, with a touch of internationality that amazes. Dishes not to be missed include seafood crudo, spaghetti with clams, but also paccheri cacio e pepe and oysters.

Remo Beach Club

Bagno Alpemare 
Via Arenile, 69 (Forte dei Marmi)
ph. +39 0584 1811042

One of Versilia's culinary treasures that thanks to the Bocelli Family, which has entirely renovated the historic bathing establishment, transforming it into an elegant oasis for its customers. The restaurant, directed by chef Mirko Caldino, offers a menu with a strong visual impact and intense taste: for example, some traditional Tuscan/versiliese dishes revisited in a contemporary key. In addition, at guests' disposal is an expert sommelier who can advise on the ideal pairing of wines and proposed food.


Bagno Santa Maria
Viale Italico, 9 (Forte dei Marmi)
ph. +39 0584 81177

Bagno Santa Maria was purchased by the Pinzauti family who fell in love with this little jewel that has remained unchanged over the years. In fact, it preserves the Fortemarmino style of the early 1960s with its traditional tamarisk trees and green wooden cabins that protect the interior lounges from the wind. The restaurant offers simple but carefully prepared dishes for a sea-view lunch where there is no shortage of spaghetti with clams.

Bagno Santa Maria (ph. Andrea Dughetti)

Bussola Versilia
Viale Roma, 44 (Marina di Pietrasanta)
ph. +39 349 1993837

Bagno La Bussola's restaurant is part of the famous Bussola di Focette opened in 1955 by Sergio Bernardini. What has been and continues to be the temple of music is now also a reference point for beach cuisine, informal but genuine in its products and in the proposal of its dishes. Fish that is always fresh, vegetables from the restaurant's own garden, homemade breads and desserts. Versilian cuisine, in short. The wine and champagne list is important. To choose a table under the curtains or under the traditional canniccio, it is best to rely on the manager Alessandro.

La Bussola (ph. Andrea Dughetti)

Augustus Beach Club - Ristorante Bambaissa
Viale della Repubblica, 3 (Forte dei Marmi)
ph. +39 0584 787239

An elegant seaside restaurant, Bambaissa Restaurant at the Augustus Beach Club is an address with timeless charm that offers creative seafood cuisine, combining traditional dishes with more sophisticated combinations and flavors. A rich selection of lunch dishes and an extensive wine list to meet the tastes of the most discerning palates.

Augustus Beach Club - Ristorante Bambaissa

Bagno Alcione
Viale della Repubblica, 8 (Forte dei Marmi)
ph. +39 0584 1716620

Timely research of raw materials prepared with such passion. At Bagno Alcione in Forte dei Marmi you experience an atmosphere of yesteryear and while the sea breeze cools the air you can taste a mouth-watering menu, revisited in a modern key.

Bagno Alcione (ph. Andrea Dughetti)

Ristorante Franco Mare
Viale Roma, 41 (Marina di Pietrasanta)
ph. +39 0584 20187

For 20 years, the elegant, one-Michelin-starred Franco Mare restaurant has been a guarantee of Versilia dining. You can choose from an a la carte menu or let yourself be guided by the skilled hands of chef Alessandro Ferrarini, with a tasting menu that captivates and charms even the most demanding palates.

Ristorante Franco Mare


Before you discover our careful selection of the area, a more in-depth guide to the gems of Castiglioncello and its surroundings!

Bagno Le Forbici
Via Aurelia, 1097A, 57016 (Rosignano Marittimo)
ph. +39 0586 751029

A true oasis of wellbeing, comfortable and peaceful, where you can experience the comfort of the many services offered while respecting nature. The best time to enjoy this marvel is undoubtedly sunset, when people leave their sun loungers to head for the panoramic restaurant where, between a bubbly and a delicious fish dish of the day, they can watch the sun greet the day by diving into the sea.

Bagno Le Forbici

La Lucciola
Viale Amerigo Vespucci, 1 (Rosignano Solvay-Castiglioncello)
ph. +39 0586 753192

In the picturesque bay of Castiglioncello, framed by a centuries-old pine forest, is the La Lucciola restaurant located at the historic Bagni Ausonia . Thanks to its favourable position sheltering it from the winds and humidity, it is the ideal place to dine al fresco on clear winter days and warm summer evenings. The restaurant has a large sheltered outdoor area, which at sunset takes on a special charm with the faint light of lanterns and the waving of light gauze curtains. For summer lunch, it offers simple fish dishes, crispy fried food and rich salads, while in the evening the menu develops into seafood dishes with a refined taste, delicate flavours and carefully prepared presentations.

La Lucciola

Ristorante La Baracchina
Lungomare Alberto Sordi - Castiglioncello (LI)
ph. +39 0586 752003

On the most enchanting location in Castiglioncello, at Punta Righini, surrounded by the blue sea and caressed by the fresh sea breeze. Ristorante La Baracchina is not just a restaurant, but a unique location to experience an enchanting day at the sea. Mediterranean menu with traditional dishes revisited and modernised to satisfy even the most demanding palates.

La Baracchina

La Pineta
Via dei Cavalleggeri Nord, 27 (Marina di Bibbona)
ph. +39 0586 600016

On the beach of Marina di Bibbona, on the edge of the pine forest with Marina di Cecina, there was a little bar on stilts, next to the La Pineta bathhouse, where more than half a century ago a family thought to prepare some fish dishes for a clientele that had begun to frequent those beaches. Today they do simple and ingenious cooking. Not to be missed.

La Pineta (Marina di Bibbona) 

La Tana del Pirata
Via Milano, 17 (Marina di Castagneto)
ph. +39 0565 744143

The kitchen at Tana del Pirata is led with passion and skill by the Olmi family, which offers traditional Tuscan dishes made with excellent ingredients, light cooking and gourmet touches. The Tana del Pirata restaurant wisely and lovingly led by Alberto and Mauro's wives, Sandra and Sandra, offers refined first courses such as the famous spaghetti esagerati and maltagliati orata e tartufo, grilled fresh fish, catalanes and grand plateau royal of shellfish, not forgetting a selected wine list among which the excellences of the territory stand out.

La Tana del Pirata


Our itinerary continues down towards San Vincenzo and Castiglione della Pescaia, but if you want an in-depth look at the best restaurants in Maremma you can click here!

Il Bucaniere
Viale Guglielmo Marconi, 22 (San Vincenzo)
ph: 335 800 1695

In San Vincenzo Fulvietto, Fulvio Pierangelini's son, continues his father's tradition in the restaurant Il Bucaniere. A pile dwelling on the beach with a design by Massimiliano Fuksas that is based on the quality of the raw materials and brings distinct flavours to the table, simple but at the same time tasty. Not to be missed is the sunset, one of the most beautiful on the entire coast.

Il Bucaniere - San Vincenzo

La perla del mare
Via della Meloria, 9 (San Vincenzo)
ph. +39 0565 702113

The restaurant is located in a charming modern hut of wood and steel, scenically overlooking the beach of San Vincenzo. On the horizon, the outlines of the islands of Capraia, Corsica and Elba stand out. The dishes are prepared by chef Deborah Corsi: a talented woman who seems to paint her dishes with local products, excellent fish, and zero-kilometre vegetables.

la perla del mare

Ristorante Oasi
Viale Italia, 227 (Follonica - GR)
ph. +39 0566 260008

An elegant restaurant overlooking the sea. At Oasi Restaurant in Follonica, traditional flavors are the real stars of the menu. The chef uses only the highest quality products, with minimal cooking, for a tasting experience that is hard to forget.

Ristorante Oasi Follonica

Vistamare Beach Restaurant
Strada Provinciale delle Rocchette, 98 (Castiglione della Pescaia)
ph. +39 376 1156063

An informal restaurant that conveys its wild soul and welcomes guests by immersing them in the authenticity of the place. It is the encounter between the sea and the land, between fish dishes and the scents of the Mediterranean maquis. Thanks to its panoramic terrace, Vistamare welcomes its guests on the edge of the beach with a quick and informal lunchtime proposal. While in the evening it becomes a magical and intimate place, the soft lighting and breathtaking view are the ideal setting for your aperitif and elegant dinner by the sea.

Vistamare beach restaurant

Fiumara Beach
Via Costiera Antica Snc – (Fiumara, Marina di Grosseto)
ph. +39 0564 34040

Let's head south: in Marina di Grosseto there is Fiumara Beach, in the restaurant with its terrace overlooking the sea, we find plenty of the day's catch. A restaurant with a unique and unmistakable style, the Fiumare offers fish dishes for lunch and dinner and a fabulous aperitif.

fiumara beach

Gabbiano 3.0
Porto Turistico, 11 (Marina di Grosseto)
ph. +39 0564 337812

A philosophy of tailor-made hospitality that of the Gabbiano 3.0 restaurant, one Michelin star, in the centre of the Marina di Grosseto marina. Leading the kitchen is the young Tuscan Alessandro Rossi. His is a proposal linked to the tradition of the territory but completed by contaminations and explorations rich in creativity. High-quality raw materials and careful cooking are the basis of his dishes, both seafood and land-based, which express personality. An experience not to be forgotten.

Gabbiano 3.0


Finally, to discover the selection of the best restaurants in Argentario, click here!

Sunset Ristorante - Residence il Poderino
Strada Provinciale Talamone, 1 (Talamone - GR)
ph. +39 347 3934409

Lungo la costa della Maremma, a pochi passi da Talamone, il Sunset Restaurant consente di assaggiare l'autentico gusto del mare. Il pesce è il protagonista assoluto della cucina, grazie a una location dove ogni giorno arrivano dal mare prelibatezze genuine e fresche portate dai pescatori locali e lavorate dalla sapienza degli chef. La freschezza dei prodotti si può gustare anche tra un’ampia selezione di crudité. Un’esperienza unica anche nell’accoglienza e nell’ambientazione curata in ogni dettaglio.

Sunset Ristorante

Il Pellicano
Località Sbarcatello - Porto Ercole
ph. +39 0564 858111

Il ristorante, una stella Michelin, fa parte dell'Hotel Il Pellicano, incastonato in un’insenatura di rara bellezza. Il menu, ricercato ed innovativo, prevede piatti di mare e di terra, è molto attento alla stagionalità dei prodotti, acquistati solo da piccoli produttori. Se non sapete cosa scegliere ci sono ben tre menu degustazione.

Il Pellicano

La Dogana Capalbio
Via Graticciaia (Chiarone Scalo, Grosseto)
ph. +39 0564 890344

La Dogana Capalbio enjoys a strategic location, just a stone's throw from the beach. Winebar and restaurant, from sunset it becomes a reference point for aperitifs and then for dinner by the sea. Traditional dishes are served in the kitchen: try the pici with red prawns and vegetables and the frittura della Dogana.

la dogana di capalbio

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