The sea village of Portovenere, neighbor of Cinque Terre, has its own first gluten free restaurant. In fact, Palmaria Restaurant has just been included in the Official National Guide by the Italian Society for the Celiac Disease – AIC (Associazione Italiana Celiachia).
As of July 2017, Palmaria Restaurant becomes the thirteenth officially recognized gluten-free restaurant in La Spezia Province. The Italian Society for the Celiac Disease makes thorough checks to make sure that restaurants can receive the gluten free certification and be listed in the national guide.
Travelers who have celiac disease face many trials and tribulations in maintaining a gluten free diet, especially when they must give over control of food preparation to someone else. Finding a gluten free hotel or restaurant in your destination can make your Italian food experience (and vacation in general) a lot more enjoyable!
Palmaria is the restaurant of Grand Hotel Portovenere. It is open to hotel guests as well as to the general public, offering unforgettable views of the local harbor and Palmaria Island.
Executive Chef Francesco Parravicini proposes a cuisine with a Mediterranean flair. His culinary creations combine elements and ingredients from different Italian regions, and he also provides a selection of dishes that are typical from La Spezia. These are also available in the gluten free version.
At Palmaria Restaurant, which sits just next to the ferryboats that depart for or arrive from Cinque Terre, you will find also vegetarian dishes. Undecided on what to drink? Maître Nedo Marzi will help you choose the best wine pairing for your meal.
Book your table at Palmaria Restaurant by contacting or +39 0187.790570
Address: Palmaria Restaurant, Via G.Garibaldi, 5, 19025 Portovenere (SP) – Italy
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