We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Il Frantoio

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Via Camillo Benso Conte di Cavour 21, 19032, Lerici, Italy
+39 0187 964174
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

844 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 50: English reviews
Level Contributor
10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Very delicious dinner. We loved the house wine, some of the very best white wine we had on our trip!!

Thank HillCountyAM
Carlisle, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

This was the outstanding restaurant of our trip. We returned to it for a second visit as we enjoyed it so much. A great pride is taken in the quality of the cuisine - they really know seafood here! I can highly recommend the gnocci with lobster sauce. The service is faultless. You really need to pre-book this restaurant as... More 

Thank John F
Lund, Sweden
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Ordered antipasti of variuos kinds. All very tasty. My 5-yearold ate so many tiny fried shrimp she got full;-) befoere the entree. Good pasta. Good seafood. Nice atmosphere.

Thank annesophiepettersson
Albenga, Italy
Level Contributor
182 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

We went to Il Frantoio yesterday night for dinner. We liked it! Located in the centre of Lerici (only negative point, no view) this restaurant offers fragrant specialities based on Ligurian Tradition and local fresh ingredients. The mixed antipastis and overall all the portions were very generous!

Thank luxuryhotelsdreamer
Level Contributor
16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Have been here 3 times now and each time spot on. Best risotto I've ever had. Raw seafood plate great value and definitely worth getting🔪 Pasta perfect every time. Wait staff professional and friendly. To be honest this is great a great place with fantastic food. 🍝

Thank Lewis C
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Very nice restaurant in a enjoyable small alley. Great service and excellent seafood! The best risotto I've ever eaten! You should also taste the stuffed mussels!

Thank Niclas W
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

went there few times. definitely the best fish in Italy:) extremely worth to try fish baked in salt. good house wine, good prices. very friendly and helpfull waitress. if thinking to go for dinner book table in advance, as only a few tables outside. when we went there for the first time, we showed photos from TA and asked for... More 

Thank blondsima
Level Contributor
60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

You should book if you want a table at this great seafood restaurant on Via Cavour in Lerici. While we were there, a constant stream of hopefuls were turned away, disconsolate. Relics of a former life as an olive oil mill, including an ancient press and the stone wheels and oil pit give this restaurant a special resonance. The menu... More 

Thank cheapmuesli
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Level Contributor
36 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

Lerici is all about fish, I ate the best fish here, and they even grilled my daughter a steak which wasn't on the menu. Very fine dining and very friendly staff.

Thank mcluxiland
Hermance, Switzerland
Level Contributor
13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

we went 3 times in this restaurant, during our vacation, and food quality was consistently excellent, particularly the fish dishes (what else in Lerici?..) we had good local wines service was affable (less so for the owners). the place is a bit cavernous and decoration not really elegant price is correct for the quality of the food

Thank Roberto F

Travellers who viewed Il Frantoio also viewed

Lerici, Italian Riviera
Lerici, Italian Riviera
Lerici, Italian Riviera
Lerici, Italian Riviera

Been to Il Frantoio? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$32 - US$54
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Camillo Benso Conte di Cavour 21, 19032, Lerici, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Lerici
  • Phone Number: +39 0187 964174

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Il Frantoio and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Il Frantoio staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?