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Via Guidoni, 42, Vernazza, Italy
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Ranked #3 of 27 Restaurants in Vernazza
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $50
Wed - Mon 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Chowder
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The setting is absolutely stunning with incredible views, especially at the top of the restaurant. The salt encrusted fish was moist and delicious. The pasta in pesto was worth having as well. Highly recommended.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

After a walk from Monterossa we arrived at this village in the lunchtime rush, severval places were full but luckily scored at table here on the veranda overlooking the ferry stop. View to die for, very helpful waiter. Anchovies were great and the ravioli at bit hit too. Was our best lunch spot in Italy.

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Edwards, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

The food, service and atmosphere were exceptional. After sharing lovely appetizers with my 3 friends, we had shared the Prawn entree (whole prawns - yummy) and the Sea Salt Encrusted Branzino, filleted table side. Daniel (sp?) was a very knowledgeable server, explaining everything to detail. The Tiramisu was to die for (and I have eaten a lot of tiramisu). We... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We made the mistake of reserving a table for dinner here as by that time the beautiful view was simply darkness. But that was the least of our problems. The minute we walked in we were almost ushered out without the staff even bothering to ask if we had a reservation. When we let them know we were seated with... More 

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Sorrento, VIC, Australia
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87 reviews 87 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I'm glad we read advice from Tripadvisor and booked our table on the deck. The sunset was gorgeous and really set the scene for a wonderful dining experience. Our waiter was humourous and very helpful with our selections. The mixed grill of seafood was delicious and my partner's baked fish equally so. And the caramelized fruit with ice-cream was plentiful... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Michella Basso, owner of restaurant Belforte in Vernazza, is a friendly and accommodating lady! One of her staff who attended to us, Andrea, also offered great service. Although I arrived late with a small group of friends - 2.45 pm, and the kitchen was about to close, she very kindly agreed to take us in and set a couple of... More 

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South Strafford, Vermont, United States
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The anchovies were amazing. We enjoyed the food and the dining experience here so much that we ate here 2 out of the 2 evenings we spent in Vernassa. Of course we ate only seafood with house wine which we thoroughly enjoyed. The service was also very good.

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We were not organised enough to book in advance so we didn't get to sit where the view is best. But it was such a windy night we did not mind being inside. The food is Devine & the service brilliant. Everyone so friendly!! I had scampi & others had the whole fish. One of our more memorable dinners in... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Such a special place!! We loved it so much that we went back every night of our stay....we had eaten elsewhere very late on our first night - and when we found Belforte we knew it was an amazing find. Such friendly, welcoming staff- fish to die for - and on top of that, very reasonable prices!! Try the house... More 

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New London, NH
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Perched at the top of an old fort over the Med, waves crashed in below us as we sat outside for lunch. The service was excellent, beer and wine good, and anchovies - the local specialty - were outstanding - served with three different preparations.

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Additional Information about Belforte

Address: Via Guidoni, 42, Vernazza, Italy
Phone Number: 0187812222
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Cinque Terre  >  Vernazza
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm  7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm  7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm  7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm  7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm  7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm  7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 50
Cuisine: Chowder

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