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Lerici: Pin Bon Ristorante

Loc. Canarbino, 7 19032 Pitelli , Phone: 0187-560764

Reviewed by: norma in texas from TX, review #2529

When: 2007

Amazing restaurant overlooking the Gulf of Poets

We contracted with Lerici local tour guide, Megan McCaffrey, for help with our trip to Lerici. One of our group was celebrating a birthday and we asked Megan to help us find a great place to celebrate. She took us up the hill from Lerici to a small town called Pitelli to the Pin Bon Ristorante. We walked in and the view from the back of the restaurant was breathtaking. The dining room is lovely with white linens and candles. There was no menu and we did not order. First, they brought carafes of their house white wine. Then the food started to come. OH MY GOSH! I am not a foodie and have never written a restaurant review before, so please bear with me while I try to describe the most incredible meal I have ever had.

First, of course, was the antipasti: Anchovies marinated in olive oil and lemon Sliced tomato and mozzarella on crostini Salty anchovies and mozzarella on crostini Sliced smoked swordfish Swordfish with tomatoes and peas Octopus (I can't believe I loved it!) Then came the primi: Pasta with mussels, squid, and other sea critters (Heavenly)

The next dish was a HUGE platter of mixed seafood: Crabs, shrimps, fish, and other seafood critters.

The carafes of wine just kept coming.

A lemon sorbet was followed by a flaky cornetto with a cream filing that must have been made in heaven.

Finally the dessert wine came. Our traveling companion had a very memorable 60th birthday party!

This was the best meal we had during our 3 week European trip!

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