The Belforte Restaurant
Ristorante Belforte was born about 50 years ago. Since always it has been managed by local families and has been known for its incredible location overlooking the sea and for its easy cooking made of local products and the most famous ligurian recipes.
In the years 70/80 becomes a destination for theatre actors as well as famous painters and singers and the Belforte was the place where culture and moonlight dinners met eating and talks twisted for the pleasure of people coming from outside to visit Middle-Age watching tower terrace.
Belforte had unlucky days due to a generational change that kept public away from Cinque Terre and Vernazza.
After few years the new owner, an industrial of textile from Prato and far-sighted, brought one of the most creative of Cinque Terre cook to Belforte.
Old tastes from Ligurian vegetable gardens, easy things and the fresh daily fish from facing Vernazza sea come back in his kitchen, with the pleasure to cook for the others.
The wall get new colors, a new atmosphere and the costumer becomes again the main actor.
The specialties of Belforte are essentially based on fish.
On the appetizers our specialty are the anchovies: raw, fried, salted… are some examples to try this "poor" dish that is not so poor…
The pasta is treated with special care and are essentially based on home made pasta
Spaghetti "Bruno" are made with seafood and have now raced the top in the preference of the restaurant.
Curry rice with shrimps prepared by the expert hands of our Bangladeshi chef has no rivals.
The main courses are combined with the freshness of the fish and simplicity of cooking. Fish in a salt crust, shrimp with salt, mixed grills, incredible catalan are good company with to oversized dishes of "raw".
Everything always thought the simplicity and genuineness.
Desserts are many but we are particularly proud of our fresh fruit dish.
The wine list is small but though to those who want to drink the local wine or other Italian wine that are perfect with our dishes fish.
The force of Belforte kitchen is the semplicity of flavors…
Hope to see you on Belforte’s terraces for taste our dishes in front of an enchanting view.