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Belforte

Via Guidoni, 42, Vernazza, Italy
0187812222
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Ranked #4 of 31 Restaurants in Vernazza
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $50
Cuisines: Chowder
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Burlington Ontario
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

My wife and I chose Belforte to celebrate our 29th wedding anniversary and we reserved a table "like the one pictured on their website"? As in other reviews, Andrea (a male) was our server - attentive, entertaining and professional. Contrary to some reviews, there were no bugs. We shared the "best ever" mussels as a starter - fresh, plump, richly... More

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Media, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We did the challenging walk from Monterroso to Vernazza and arrived tired and wanting to relax and enjoy the harbor view. Belforte was just the ticket. We had the most wonderful lunch of grilled seafood and were introduced to Cinque Terre wine, which was quite good. We had one of several tables overlooking the harbor. We were able to enjoy... More

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Greve in Chianti, Italy
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Beautiful restaurant just by the cliffs. The view is stunning, which is why it seems to always be busy so book ahead. This is absolutely a place to go for a romantic dinner for two. Good food and great service by Andrea who was very attentive and entertaining.

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New York City, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Worst dining experience we had in Italy. Very inattentive service was disappointing us before the bugs attacked. There were thousands of them and the staff did nothing to try to help or make up for the bad experience. Pastas were good which is the only reason we're not giving one star, but you can find good pasta lots of places... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This restaurant was overall a great experience although it had some iffy moments. We had dinner reservations for 7, and showed up 10 min early, to be first completely ignored and then turned away until 7. We were a little shocked by this but quickly decided it would not ruin our romantic evening. When we returned we were seated on... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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51 reviews 51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Pros: amazing view (if you get a terrace table with a view). Excellent (and very fresh) seafood. Very good local wines. Cons: having to book 3 days in advance and ending up with a table with only 1 seat with a view (book early in peak season!). Pretty expensive, even by cinque terre standards. This is the first place we... More

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Calgary, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

A lovely experience and a beautiful view! We didn't get in without a reservation, and were able to make one for the next night instead. It sounded like reservations for larger parties should be made further in advance. We ordered several of the waiter's suggestions and they were delicious! Squid ink pasta, mixed grilled seafood salad, desserts were really good.

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San Francisco, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Can't beat the view here--it's right over the sea, close as you can get to the ocean in Vernazza. The fish feels equally fresh, as does the pasta. And all served up by waiters who couldn't be more amicable or more helpful. Definitely worth dinner, even if you're not staying in Vernazza and need to train in!

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Sydney
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Great food especially the sea food. Unbeatable location in the heart of Vernazza up a steep set of stairs - but so is everything in Vernazza. Only issue was the persistent flies/bees that hung around trying to share our meal. Make a booking in busy periods or you won't get a table.

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Zagreb, Grad Zagreb, Croatia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Food was really good. The best things were amazing view and fantastic domestic wine (Cinque Terre) with extremely polite service. Value for price ;)

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