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"LA LANTERNA, RIOMAGGIORE,..." Italy Restaurant Tip by JessicaS

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Favorite Dish: There's a few... I had a dish (can't remember the name) that was a fish fillet covered in pesto and fresh tomatoes that was incredible. Another one in the group had spaghetti made with a tomato sauce and fresh anchovies - really excellent. And the last person had a pasta dish with pesto and fresh tomatoes that was lovely. The other two people I was with also had espresso to finish up the meal, and said it was the best the entire trip - like dark chocolate poured into a little cup. :) I can't stress enough that while you're in this area of the country, you really ought to try what's local - the pesto is outstanding (buy a little jar in a local shop to take home!) and the anchovies are really not what you'd expect. They're not the salty little things we're used to in the US - they're fresh, and quite tasty. Give them a try!

Directions: La Lanterna is nearly in the water in Riomaggiore... If you walk downhill toward the tiny harbor, the restaurant is on the right pretty much at the end of the main 'street.' It's got a small outdoor a
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  • Written Aug 25, 2002
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