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All 31 Vernazza Restaurants

Al Castello

Via Guidoni 56, Vernazza, Italy
0187-812-296
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Ranked #27 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

This is a great place to enjoy the view maybe some food and some wine. It is a little chaotic for service, but we just ordered a bottle of wine and a light appetizer and it was a great time.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

I don't know if I've been to a restaurant with better views. Al Castello sits on top of Vernazza overlooking the port and the water. Go at sunset... it will be bright for a bit but breathtaking. We arrived early (630) and the staff was still eating. But instead of telling us to come back later, they allowed us to... More

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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

The restaurant looked amazing at night, perched high in the sky. We had wanted to try it since we arrived but were a bit wary of the quality of food since it had such a good view. We didn't have wifi so couldn't look it up either. So we decided to take a chance and dine here. We arrived around... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Al Castello was the perfect place to have our wedding. The higher terrace surrounded by flowers and the sea breeze is where we had our ceremony. Monica Lecari who is the owner of the restaurant really helped make the day as special as I could have ever imagined it! She helped with Flowers and Candy for the Benediga. She helped... More

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235 reviews 235 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We did not eat here. We were wandering the stepped alley ways and found this restaurant with an amazing view, just before sunset. We asked if we could just order a drink and they sent us out to a narrow terrace. The higher up view of Vernazza and the sunset were spectacular and our glasses of wine were reasonably priced.... More

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Portsmouth
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

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 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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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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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