The best seaside restaurants in Versilia
Our itinerary to discover seaside addresses for a lunch or dinner to remember
By the sea or just a few steps from the sand, the gentle sound of the waves and the salty air tease and tempt you to a lunch or dinner of strictly fresh, local fish.
In search of the restaurants of the big beach resorts, here are some unmissable seafood tables to lick your lips.
If, on the other hand, you want to have lunch or dinner inland, HERE you will find our suggestions in Pietrasanta and HERE the restaurants not to be missed in the woods of Tuscany! Prefer to move along the coast? Here are the restaurants not to be missed in Maremma!
Viale Italico - Forte dei Marmi
ph. 0584 82878
For over 100 years, Bagno Silvio has been the ideal destination for those in search of tasty fish dishes made with refined, zero-kilometre ingredients. Always run by the Dazzi family who have handed it down from generation to generation, you cannot go to Silvio's without tasting its anchovy, raw fish, spaghetti with clams or the memorable imperial fried fish with a regular change of evo oil. For Easter Day, alongside the historic fish dishes that favour cuttlefish at this time of year, there is the traditional roast lamb with potatoes.
Via della Repubblica, 14 - Forte Dei Marmi
ph. 0584 89879
A unique seafood experience at Ristorante Bistrot. Open kitchen, elegant rooms with a vaguely colonial-inspired design and a cool summer terrace, accompanied by jazz music. Exclusive private dinners can be booked in the wine cellar.
Viale Achille Franceschi, 29 - Forte dei Marmi
ph. 0584 1786241
Simply a corner of paradise on the most exclusive beach, located on the seafront since its beginnings a meeting point for lovers of the Forte, over the years the Maitò restaurant has maintained its characteristics of a typical Versilia restaurant. Menu not only of fish. Among the cult also unmissable meat dishes and more.
Maitò Viareggio - Grand Hotel Principe di Piemonte
Piazza Giacomo Puccini, 1
ph: +39 0584 4011
One of the substantial new features of the renovation of the Grand Hotel Principe di Piemonte is the restaurant on the scenic roof terrace. Previously home to the Il Piccolo Principe Restaurant, two Michelin stars with Chef Giuseppe Mancino, moved to the ground floor facing the sea; now the roof on the fifth floor houses the Maitò Viareggio Restaurant.
Ristorante La Bussola - Versilia
Viale Roma, 44 - Marina di Pietrasanta (LU)
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. For next Easter, open Saturday, Sunday and Monday during the day.
Alpemare - Forte Dei Marmi
Via Arenile, 69
ph. +39 0584 1811042
Bagno Alpemare is one of Versilia's culinary treasures thanks to the Bocelli family, which has completely renovated the historic bathing establishment, transforming it into an elegant oasis for its customers. The restaurant, directed by the new chef Mirko Caldino, offers a menu with a strong visual impact and intense flavour: for example, some traditional Tuscan/Versilian dishes revisited in a contemporary key. In addition, an expert sommelier is available to advise guests on the ideal combination of wines and food.
Viale Italico, 85 - Forte dei Marmi
ph. +39 0584 880397
From a historic family union, on the Forte dei Marmi seafront, there is a restaurant not to be missed, that of Bagno Gilda. Managed for 40 years by Messrs Tabarani and Di Giovanni, it makes cordial family management its winning formula. At the cooker, Chef Sauro Antonioli, with a three-starred background, has revolutionised the cuisine with a thrust of modernity and experimentation.
Via Arenile, 18 - Forte dei Marmi
ph. +39 0584 784145
Inside the beach club of the Principe Forte dei Marmi, the Dalmazia Restaurant will give you an authentic Versilia dining experience. The large veranda opens to an unparalleled view of the open sea, the fragrances and colours create the ideal ambience for a pleasant lunch in a relaxing atmosphere. Leading the Dalmatian Restaurant is Chef Valentino Cassanelli. His cuisine offers traditional local dishes "a new seafood trattoria" for an Italian-style taste full of local flavours and aromas.
Via, Viale Sergio Bernardini, 660 - Lido di Camaiore
ph: +39 0584 166083
Angelo Torcigliani's new challenge is a stone's throw from the sea, right on the beach. A new page in the gastronomic adventure of this enthusiastic chef from Versilia, who has decided to give his cuisine a makeover. The restaurant has been completely renovated, about forty seats overlooking the sand. The room is all glass, and there is also an outdoor area. Ristorante il Merlo is open for lunch and dinner. Naturally, since we are by the sea, there are also fish dishes on the menu. In fact, there are mostly fish dishes, although some of Torcigliani's great classics (pigeon with black cabbage cooked in a pork net) endure.