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Il Frantoio

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Via Vincenzo Gioberti 1 | Monterosso al Mare, 19016 Monterosso al Mare, Italy
+39 0187 818333
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San Francisco, California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

I am becoming a focaccia snob. I've had so-so bread across Italy. However, this place was awesome. We had the plain focaccia (there's no hiding!). And wow! Fresh! No dry edges. Great taste. The "pesto lab" place across the street is great too!

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Vancouver, Canada
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

While I was wandering after my check in I saw a tour guide and listened in to where he was suggesting they eat. This place was mentioned and its a little hidden. Good for a quick bite.

Thank whiterockdeb
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32 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

The focaccia was cold, but the bread was crispy and buttery. Toppings were a bit sparse. I also had a mozzarella and tomato sandwich which was very satisfying. Some of the better focaccia I had in the region.

Thank BeansBeansBeans
University City, Missouri
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

A wonderful find. Very good pizza by the slice on Foccacia bread and faranita that is butter good (very thin pizza-like made from chickpeas.

Thank befriedman
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

We had just arrived in Monterosso checked into our BnB and the host recommended this place for lunch - and I'm so glad she did! We shared the margarita, Gorgonzola and traditional focaccia and loved all of them although the traditional despite being quite plain was the best flavour! Light fluffy and delicious! We are already taking about getting a... More 

Thank Erica R
Seattle, Washington
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95 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

Stopped in for a quick bite after we finished hiking from Levanto to Monterosso. The focaccia is light and airy, and the owner clearly takes pride in what she makes. A good selection of varieties to choose from - I tried the salami and mushroom - delicious. Suggest a visit to Frantoio if you like focaccia. A great value and... More 

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666 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2015 via mobile

We arrived early in the morning, and both the regular as well as onion focaccia were still warm off the oven. The right amount of olive oil on top to make it soft and tasty. Excellent

Thank Nolinice
Louisville, Kentucky
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43 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015 via mobile

Basically a cheese filled doughnut, fried bread is worth every indulgent calorie considering how much you walk in Europe!

Thank Garrett M
Toronto, ON
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

We stumbled upon this place for a late lunch on our first day here as its down the street for our hotel. For €1.70 it's the best focaccia that I've had so far. The owner is super friendly and nice. Lots of locals go there too. We also had the pizza for dinner and that was good. Great place, great... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015 via mobile

Our host advised us that there was no better place for focaccia and as an aside, mentioned that we should try the farinata. Both are a must. They are fresh and perfect in every way. The two women who make them take great pride in their work and it shows. Don't miss this place!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Restaurant features
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Vincenzo Gioberti 1 | Monterosso al Mare, 19016 Monterosso al Mare, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Cinque Terre  >  Monterosso al Mare
  • Phone Number: +39 0187 818333

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?