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Belforte

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

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  • 723
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  • 235
    Very good
  • 79
    Average
  • 37
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  • 35
    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
Another great night & a reminder of a great space for a celebration

Vernazza is one of my favourite villages and I have been visiting for 19 years. We always treat ourselves to a meal to celebrate a special occasion at the Belforte (many a birthday has been celebrated there). This time we were attending a special event (fundraising Downton Abbey themed dinner... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
islandfielder
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Dublin, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland
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82 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Vernazza is one of my favourite villages and I have been visiting for 19 years. We always treat ourselves to a meal to celebrate a special occasion at the Belforte (many a birthday has been celebrated there). This time we were attending a special event (fundraising Downton Abbey themed dinner & auction) which local friends had organised. Everyone dressed in... More 

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Kennesaw, Georgia
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed a wonderful meal here on our last night in Vernazza. The Seafood Linguini with curry was so delicious and the Tiramisu heavenly. We had hoped to eat outside to enjoy the fantastic view but it was too windy and cold so we dined in the cozy interior. Perfect meal!

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Vancouver, Canada
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

We didn't get to eat in this restaurant as we were kicked out by the staff. Seriously. We decided to treat ourselves to a lunch with a nice view so we walked up the stairs and started looking around for a table. The restaurant was empty except for two casually dressed men sitting and eating at one of the tables.... More 

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Schaumburg, Illinois
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

We went for dinner because gluten free option was available. The food was very good. We had view of Vernazza boats on one side and the ocean on other. Michaela was very helpful by giving us a reservation at short notice. We did not realize that they have same menu as Gambero Rosso where we ate night before. But food... More 

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South Windsor, Connecticut
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

We ate here on a Saturday night in late October. While it was chilly outside, the restaurant was cozy and accomodating. Fantastic location near the castle, and the food and service were top notch.

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1 Thank Joseph C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

While in Italy we visited Belforte for truly the best seafood lunch I have ever tasted. It might have been because our holiday was so special, maybe the beautiful weather or maybe the stunning location. But I will remember this place forever. The seafood was simply first class. Staff were super helpful especially accommodating us not being able to speak... More 

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Miami, Florida
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

We stayed in Vernazza 2 nights and had dinner at Belforte each night. Great waiters and the owner Michaela was very friendly and welcoming. We at overlooking the cliff with a great view of the sunset.

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1 Thank Tony S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

Belforte was excellent in every aspect! We were able to sneak in luckily, but you typically need a reservation. We sat out on the terrace (A MUST!) which was directly over the water with an impeccable view. The food was fresh and incredible - everything we had, including the wine, was right on target and so flavorful. Our waiter, Andres,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015 via mobile

Hopefully you can still have your dessert sung to you by Andres when you go here as we did, this made my trip to the Cinque Terre. We stayed in Vernazza for 3 nights and ate here 3 times. The ambience, the views, the service, the food - it all adds up to a near perfect night out. Thanks Belforte... More 

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Scarsdale, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Went here for lunch on a beautiful day and got the stand alone table for two overlooking the water. Quite possibly the best table on earth! We had the anchovies to start, the squid ink pasta second and the grilled fish last and all were excellent with the first two being particularly memorable. Oh yea - the Cinque Terra wine... More 

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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 33 - 56
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?