Rapallo Food & Wine
Naturally, the cuisine of Rapallo focuses on seafood, with an abundance of garden vegetables and herbs adding taste, flavor and texture. Lemon trees, that grow in abundance, is a popular flavoring as is the olive oil, delicate and lighter than Tuscan oil due to moderating influences of the sea.
Typical dishes like focaccia, eaten throughout the day as a snack or accompaniment to a meal, the famous linguine al pesto made of basil, pine nuts, olive oil and garlic, a variety of savory vegetable pies of artichokes, and seasonal greens are on daily menus. Sprigs of marjoram, tarragon or rosemary, garlic and olives add the spice and flavor to many seafood dishes.