I came across this place while travelling between Nice and Genoa last summer.
It’s often hard to find good restaurants in Italy – not for lack of them, just there are so many that most are worthy of 4 or 5 stars as per various rating websites I find it hard to locate the really, really special ones. Especially in the more rural areas.
Le Rapalline is one of those true gems. Completely family run from kitchen to front of house the menu changes daily and includes some incredible local dishes such as Ligurian rabbit, with bottles of homemade herb digestiv plonked heavily on the table. The restaurant itself was originally the family home. In summer, meals are served in the stunning garden under the pergola, with the organic farm and animal pens close-by. Heaven.