Cantina Nardi is one of the best-established wine sellers in Livorno, as well as restaurant
The Cantina Senese is an informal family-run eatery offering typical Tuscan and Livornese dishes in a friendly atmosphere.
Il Vinaino is a wine bar and restaurant situated in Via Grande, close to the old Medici port and the Quattro Mori monument, and just behind the Gran Duca Hotel. It serves a wide selection of Italian wines and aperitifs, as well as breakfasts and typical Tuscan food at lunchtime. Restaurant open for lunch and dinner. Outside seating available.
Restaurants open at Lunchtime in Livorno:
Locanda Garzelli is a restaurant and hotel overlooking the sea in the small resort
Mediterraneo is located in the heart of Livorno's historic Venezia
Via Ernesto Rossi 51/53
Tel: +39 0586 373055, cell +39 3278881444
Restaurants in Livorno, as in the rest of Italy, come under various headings, and are not all just plain old "Ristoranti". You'll find "Osterie" and Trattorie" too, as well as "Pizzerie" and "Enoteche", and Livorno has a good choice of all of these.
Traditionally, when eating out in Italy, the osteria and trattoria are cheaper and more popular alternatives to the smarter ristorante. However, this is not always the case any more and it is probably more helpful to have a look at a menu and peer through the window to see what a place looks like! White linen tablecloths often indicate a smarter, more formal, and therefore more expensive restaurant, but not always, as this kind of table linen can also be indicative of simple traditional cooking.
Until recently, the name Surfer Joe in Livorno was associated with an annual surf music festival - the Surfer Joe Summer Festival - held by the sea in Livorno in the height of summer. Now though, the same organisation has opened a unique diner and live music venue right on the seafront Terrazza Mascagni in Livorno.
Black and white chequerboard floor tiles and aquamarine seating give the ample restaurant an authentic 50s US feel.