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Belforte

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Chowder, Soups
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Via Guidoni, 42 | La Spezia, 19018 Vernazza, Italy
+39 0187 812222
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Hours:
Wed - Mon 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 214
    Very good
  • 78
    Average
  • 34
    Poor
  • 26
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Jaw-dropping views at sunset on the terrace

Wow. An absolutely GREAT choice for dining in Cinque Terre. The views from our table at sunset, coupled with delectable seafood our affable waiter (Andrea) continued to place before us, made for a truly memorable experience within our family vacation. Ordered the five-course appetizer -- variations... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
Matt M
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Granite Bay, California
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  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Granite Bay, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Wow. An absolutely GREAT choice for dining in Cinque Terre. The views from our table at sunset, coupled with delectable seafood our affable waiter (Andrea) continued to place before us, made for a truly memorable experience within our family vacation. Ordered the five-course appetizer -- variations of anchovies, cod, tuna and octopus -- followed by some of the best pesto/pasta... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I can only say that it was excellent. Food, views, service, wine etc It is not a cheap restaurant, and you will need a reservation. It is worth it. We had the calamari and caprese salad to start, then continued with the Sea bream baked with vegetables, tomatoes, potatoes and zucchini (to die for!!) and the Shellfish Sauteed (prawns, shrimps... More 

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Cairns
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Probably the best restaurant we went to in Vernazza, we tried 7 different places during our 4 day stay, lunch and dinner. Everything was generally good however the seafood I ordered was neither good quality nor fresh; this was in common with everywhere else in Vernazza. Anyone used to fresh sea produce (e.g from Australia or NZ) risks being disappointed.... More 

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Pretoria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Stunning food and beautiful setting! We had the squid infused seafood pasta which was delicious and then a whole fish baked in salt which was superb. I booked well in advance since it was our anniversary and they gave us a nice table outside with stunning views.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

As many of the other reviewers noted - this restaurant is known for its amazing view. Situated high on a cliff near Vernazza marina, this restaurant not only is an exceptional location, but also serves very well portioned, fresh tasty seafood. Service is a bit slow - as the waiters must trek up and down the stairs between all the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Unbelievable view - seat outside. We are foodies and it's usually very difficult to please us. But! Outstanding food. We took pasta bolognese and mixed grilled seafood. All was amazing ! Grilled seafood was so good that we ordered a second portion. Juicy, feels like it was caught just now. Would definitely recommend

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Naples, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Honestly, we didn't love it. The views are terrific, but the prices are very high and the food was just OK compared to other local restaurants without a view.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We found the restaurant by mistake when walking in vernazza. The food was exquisite especially the mussels. They were the best mussels in the italian riviera. Not to miss

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Great views go there for the location. Expect slow and sometimes even rude service. They are simply not attentive. Example once the bottle of wine was served no one came to refill our glasses Food is average at best. What set us off was the fact that the description of some dishes didn't reflect what you were getting. Example we... More 

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Odder, Denmark
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Good location, but service and food of average quality. We waited 1,5 hours before our atipasti was served. The restaurant used half raw spaghetti to decorate the dishes, but it actually made ot difficult to eat the food. Would not go there again.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Guidoni, 42 | La Spezia, 19018 Vernazza, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Cinque Terre  >  Vernazza
  • Phone Number: +39 0187 812222

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 34 - 56
  • Cuisine: Chowder, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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