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Al Castello

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Via Guidoni 56, Vernazza, Italy
0187-812-296
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 41
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great restaurant, EVEN BETTER place to STAY !!!

Monica and her family are so wonderful! They have an absolutely amazing place located right next to the restaurant, just by the entrance to the Castello in Vernazza. It was by far the best place (The HoneyMoon Suite, even though we were with our kids!) during our entire 2 week trip to Italy... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Steve V
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Ashburn, Virginia
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  • Romantic
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Ashburn, Virginia
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Monica and her family are so wonderful! They have an absolutely amazing place located right next to the restaurant, just by the entrance to the Castello in Vernazza. It was by far the best place (The HoneyMoon Suite, even though we were with our kids!) during our entire 2 week trip to Italy. HIGHLY RECOMMEND !! Best view in all... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Lovely Place to watch the sunset and eat delicious italian dishes. They serve their house penne pasta which is extremely delicious it has pesto and su dried tomatoes!!

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Stockholm, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The food is pretty simple and averagely prepared. the view is fantastic. We had lunch and took the risotto frutti de mare. The risotto was too runny but ok tasting. We had half a liter of their own white wine which was ok and low price.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Don't miss this restaurant-the food matches the excellent views-fresh fish and very romantic-ask for a table for 2 cliffside

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Everything about Al Castello was amazing. The pesto lasagna was our FAVOURITE dish of our entire trip, the view was absolutely breathtaking (we had a table on the cliff), and the service was impeccable. I would highly recommend this restaurant to everyone staying in Cinque Terre. Make sure to say hello to Monica, she is the best! :)

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South Charleston, West Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

On our recent visit to Vernazza, we enjoyed dinner at this restaurant. The colorful umbrellas high above the harbor caught my eye on our walk through town. My husband warned me that sometimes restaurants with views don't have to have good food, but I insisted I wanted to give it a try. It was a climb to get up there... More 

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Fremantle, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We went here for lunch after trekking from Monteresso and were searching for carbs and wine. We were not disappointed! We copied the signora opposite our table and ordered the pasta with clams & mussels but after a couple of minutes of munching in the complimentary bread and house white wine, I realised that the dish might contain prawns (which... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Save yourself some money and aggravation of a bad meal and poor service. Lasagna with pesto was excellent... But sadly it was the ONLY good dish among 6 I love al dente pasta, but the spaghetti was raw. The fried fish was not fried crispy and was wet. And they forgot one dish completely- but they did tried to charge... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I rarely do reviews, but this one I had to write. Al Castello has a really beautiful view, but that's about it. The waiter assigned to our table was the most arrogant, inattentive and self-centered person I have ever met in the service industry. The food wasn't anything special either so the prices you pay are way too high. They... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I will give the restaurant full marks for a great location and a good atmosphere. Service was quick but not overly attentive. We ordered our food and our wine and within minutes the wine arrived (yeah!) but was palced on the table for us to pur ourselves, no tasting first. Our apps arrived immediately and for that we knew why... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Guidoni 56, Vernazza, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Cinque Terre  >  Vernazza
  • Phone Number: 0187-812-296

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 16
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic

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