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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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Portsmouth
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Spent our last evening here and had a nice, relaxing time enjoying solid if unspectacular Italian food, with absolutely stunning views along the coast toward Monterosso al Mare. The restaurant is situated at the top of a steep climb, and perched over the rock face toward the sea, about 50m above the sea level. To be honest you would be... More

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Owasso, Oklahoma
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

AMAZING VIEW!!! I really enjoyed my dining experience, more so than my spouse. The view was breathtaking and the attentive hospitality from what I guess is the owner was way above and beyond anything else I had received during our trip to Italy. She not only accommodated us without a reservation, she sent us out 2 glasses of the house... More

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Bali, Indonesia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

Went there twice. Had risotto with seafood the first time and was not bad at all, really enjoyed it. The second time had acciughe ripiene as a starter and have to say that was a big delusion. Then had seafood pasta which was pretty good but not as much as the risotto a couple of days before. The view from... More

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3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Sub par. 'Rick Steve' described it as 'simple fare and a special evening' but then Rick Steve also says all restaurants in vernazza are good. Pasta in 'Spaghetti on the rocks' was a bit dry (tasted like pasta had been left for a while after cooking) and portion was small. Partner had a whole fish which was '400 grams' of... More

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Tustin, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We visited Vernazza as part of our 25th wedding anniversary trip in June and traveled throughout Italy and we were thrilled with everything Vernazza had to offer. We stayed at a wonderful hotel (La Mala) and had the most memorable meal of our trip at Al Castello. The pesto lasagna was simply amazing and we are now in the beginning... More

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Portland, Oregon
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57 reviews 57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

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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5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
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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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