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Al Castello

Via Guidoni 56, Vernazza, Italy
0187-812-296
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Ranked #28 of 31 restaurants in Vernazza
Price range: $6 - $16
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Portland, Oregon
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

Take your time climbing up and you'll be rewarded with stunning vistas of Vernazza and the sea. For 1.5 euro, this is a real treat.

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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We had a full course dinner here and found the food amazing. Much of Vernazza is breathtaking views and this is no exception. Particularly enjoyed the anchiovies! Would definitely eat here again given the opportunity.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The idea was to give my wife an amazing dinner on her birthday. The restaurant seemed high classed, according to location and prices. The view was amazing, the quality of the food was one of the worst i ever had. Sea food salad was a mix of squid and a few shrimps swimming in oil and lemon juice. Main course... More

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San Diego, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Went here for a wedding reception. The view is great and the food was fantastic! One of the very few places that serve hot food on a hot plate. The owners went out of their way to make sure the evening was a success in every way. Could possibly do with another restroom! I would definitely go here again and... More

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San Diego, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This restaurant offers a wonderful view of Vernazza and the food is the best of my Italian vacation! The staff was very friendly and helpful. The lasagna was the best I have ever enjoyed. I will go out of my way to visit this enchanting restaurant on my next Italian vacation.

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Vancouver, Canada
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Experience: We actually had our wedding dinner/reception here last month, and our experience was in every way radically different from the numerous poor reviews of Al Castello. In short, it was one most wonderful evenings of my life (and not just because we got married that day!). Monica and the staff of Al Castello busted their butts to give us... More

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Vernazza, Italy
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Arriving late and walking from place to place only to hear that the kitchens had closed or tables were full, we finally reach the top of the hill and are happy to get seats. Shortly after, we realise why there were tables free at the Castello.... The view was amazing and the food was Ok, but nothing comparable with our... More

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Padua, Italy
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334 reviews 334 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
183 helpful votes 183 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

My lovely little man said don't go, we won't eat well, its for the tourists, scenic places never have good food , etc etc ...he was right . The waiters were well meaning enough , but they were there for the tourists for a one time experience. Every time i turned around there was a cook smoking here a waiter... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

The worst place ever. Terrible food, no flavor at all, grumpy staff, and doesn't take credit card but they don't tell you before u have to pay the bill. The view is not worth it

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Vancouver, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We left this place with a cheated feeling. The seafood risotto that the waiter promised had fish, prawns, squid, mussels and clams only had mussels and clams. Absolutely no spices, no flavoring at all but the crunch of sand. The mussels and clams pasta also had zero flavor. At the end of the meal, we were told that they don't... More

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