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Restaurant Recommendations - Cinque Terre, Florence, Paris

We were in Europe September 2022 and part of the experience for us is the food. In do a lot of research and thought I would share some of the AMAZING places we found this trip.

Cinque Terre - Specifically Monterosso
Agriturismo Buranco Farmhouse... What an experience!! And well worth the "uphill walk". Giovanni and his family are so welcoming, and the homegrown products show the love they have for Monterosso. The panoramic views! The areas to sit and enjoy the quiet. The food and wine are perfection! The open-air kitchen and dining areas are fabulous! We had dinner here every night that there were tables available. We are visiting again the end of May with our grown children and will be eating here every night again.
Enoteca da Eliseo is the perfect spot to sit out on the piazza after the throngs of tourists have left for the day and enjoy beverages. Tables that Mary will always encourage you to share with other travelers. Quietly sitting and enjoying your beverage or visiting with other fellow travelers is so enjoyable!
MaeCaa Bakery Cafe has great coffee! As well as fabulous breakfast options.

Bacco Matto has wonderful food! The ambiance, staff, location and food are AMAZING. My husband is a picky eater and said that the ravioli with shrimp was the best pasta he has ever had.
Vini e Vecci was my favorite. The food is authentic, staff is wonderful, centrally located, the Father sitting on his bench outside adds to the experience! Reservations are best! Do whatever you can to have dinner at this gem!

Les Cocottes - High end food close to the Eiffel Tower. Have never had a bad meal here.
Le Chaumerie on the island behind Notre Dame - Fabulous for lunch or dinner! Cost is very reasonable as well.

Hope these recommendations are helpful to your future travels.

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Thanks for all the wonderful recommendations. Does Agriturismo Buranco Farmhouse have non-seafood dishes? The photos all displayed fish and seafood. My husband has an allergy and I am a vegetarian. The views look spectacular!

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Absolutely Diane!
The entire menu is broken down by Starters, First Dishes, and Second Courses. Each course has "from the Land" and "from the Sea" sections. If I recall they also have meatless options... The pumpkin risotto that was in season when we were there was fabulous!

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We love Les Cocottes and go there each visit. It has changed hands a year or so ago I understand but our meal last May was very good.

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I quit planning out restaurants to eat at when touring. I would do a bunch of reading and planning only for us to not care for the menu or the pricing of the meal.

We usually just ask our hotel front desk where they suggest eating. We don't necessarily eat local foods either. Nothing stranger than being waited on in a Chinese restaurant with the waitress taking orders in German. We just eat what strikes our fancy.

We were in Berlin a year ago and found the city to have a bunch of Starbucks and American fast food places. The train station also had a bunch of deli's. The city is also overrun with Vietnamese restaurants. We found Dresden to have ta bunch of German restaurants, however.