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Belforte

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Via Guidoni, 42 | La Spezia, 19018 Vernazza, Italy
+39 0187 812222
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Today
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
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 550
    Excellent
  • 179
    Very good
  • 64
    Average
  • 26
    Poor
  • 16
    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
Second visit...second to none!

Five years ago, my family stumbled upon this wonderful spot after hiking from Monerosso. We enjoyed a lovely late lunch on the outdoor terrace. Worth every penny for the view and the food. So, back in the CQ, with only my son, who is now in school in Italy and his friend, I wanted to re-create the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
NellieCT
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Connecticut
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Connecticut
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Five years ago, my family stumbled upon this wonderful spot after hiking from Monerosso. We enjoyed a lovely late lunch on the outdoor terrace. Worth every penny for the view and the food. So, back in the CQ, with only my son, who is now in school in Italy and his friend, I wanted to re-create the experience. We opted... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Make a reservation and ask for a table outside at sunset.....you won't be disappointed. The staff speaks English and are very helpful. It is the most beautiful view in Vernazza.

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Budapest
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW via mobile

My wife and I are halfway through a month visit to Northern Italy. Our dinner last night was far our best dining experience of the trip. Remember, The Belforte is in the heart of a incredibly beautiful, but nevertheless tourist trap. The food is excellent, much better than has to be to be successful for the location. The views and... More 

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Leuven, Belgium
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Amazing. Everything was simply amazing. We made a reservation (do so if you want to eat here!) and they only had an outdoor table left, which we took, despite rather chilly winds. But the cold was worth it. It was by far the best meal we had our entire trip in any of the towns. Get the caprese salad, you... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

I went there last night with a friend. The restaurant was crowded with the standing queue since 1730hrs. Lucky that my friend made reservation. We order mussels and warm salad. Mussels was ok but a bit salty and warm salad is ok except the prawn and octopus were not fresh. I can feel the texture were too soft. My main... More 

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Elche, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

the best restaurant in this region.sea food,pasta,vine...and dessert ( panna cotta!!!) necessarily a table on the outside.at dinner you can enjoy the sunset....Amazing

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Berlin, Connecticut
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168 restaurant reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 via mobile

A good foodie friend of mine suggested we eat at this place in this beautiful but touristy area. As some other well travelled visitors commented, you do not go to these towns for the gastronomy. In the case of this restaurant and their raw plates I must offer a different view. The raw lobster, scampi, branzino, merluzzo, red shrimp raw... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

My wife and I stayed in Vernazza for a couple of nights and, with limited dining options, we were told we should try Belforte first. I'm glad we did. It's located inside this relatively small but very old (1,000 years) tower. You can eat inside the tower and enjoy the amazing stonework or sit outside and enjoy the amazing views... More 

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San Diego, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

My family and I travel to Italy every couple of years and we try our best to make sure to visit Vernazza. Along with that visit comes at least one meal at Belforte. Such an incredible location, the food and staff keep right up with the ambiance. Michella, the owner, runs an amazing business here along with her well-trained and... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

I don't know if I spelled his name right, but our waiter was extremely charming and very helpful explaining the entrees. Just talking with him made the meal a delight. Of course, the food was also excellent and the views breath-taking, as so many have mentioned. If you go--and I hope you do--please say Hi to Andrea for me.

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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 32 - 54
  • Cuisine: Chowder

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?