We drove over to Ventimiglia and stopped in for lunch at a wine bar / restaurant with good recommendations, Enoteca Consani. ( Enoteca means something like "wine library": https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enoteca )
Our hostess was welcoming and charming, describing the specials of the day in loving detail.
Kathy selected a pasta with melanzone (eggplant). Brian chose the meatloaf with an "omelet" in it.
It was hearty and home style food at a very reasonable price, and our hostess (perhaps one of the sisters who are co-owners) made it a pleasant occasion.